Advice required for imminent deployment to KAF.

#1
Can any one help..... am due to start pre-mobilisation training in 6 weeks and want to know (preferably from those who have been),what currency due you need for KAF????
 
#5
Is this a Wah?

(dons anti-wah headgear) Dollars.

Plenty of them too, if you like Timmy Hortons donuts.
 
#10
also make sure you take your slippers.
 
#12
I think the shop next to the Dutch Echos accepts Euros as well as dollars . (Fags are cheaper than the NAAFI and two 5000 boxes fit nicely into army black bags). But its Dollars everywhere else, there is a cash machine on the Boardwalk that pays out in dollars otherwise cash a cheque with the clerks (free) or the BFPO (Fee 2.50 unless you are with alliance and leicester then its free)
 
#13
stacker1 said:
I think the shop next to the Dutch Echos accepts Euros as well as dollars . (Fags are cheaper than the NAAFI and two 5000 boxes fit nicely into army black bags). But its Dollars everywhere else, there is a cash machine on the Boardwalk that pays out in dollars otherwise cash a cheque with the clerks (free) or the BFPO (Fee 2.50 unless you are with alliance and leicester then its free)
Next to the mobile phone shop?
 
#14
firestarter said:
stacker1 said:
I think the shop next to the Dutch Echos accepts Euros as well as dollars . (Fags are cheaper than the NAAFI and two 5000 boxes fit nicely into army black bags). But its Dollars everywhere else, there is a cash machine on the Boardwalk that pays out in dollars otherwise cash a cheque with the clerks (free) or the BFPO (Fee 2.50 unless you are with alliance and leicester then its free)
Next to the mobile phone shop?
Theres one on the boardwalk, one in the American PX, on on the way to the PX from the boardwalk and several on the Saturday market. (or there was on Herrick 8)
 
#15
All the Burger Kings, Pizza Huts, Subways etc have closed because of McCrystal, but there are still plenty of places to get fat!

The gyms are excellently equipped and there are various circuits and stuff on so no need to get fat!

You can pretty much get whatever you want shopping wise, but it strikes as 'centre parks' to the transiting serviceman.

As long as you are not deploying as part of JFCIS, as they are off down to Camp Leatherneck, er, now,
 
#16
Ooooh, Leatherneck!!! Is it still a Septic shithole?
 
#18
Make sure you have plenty of smaller denomination notes, 1, 5, 10 and 20s. Anything smaller than that is normally POGs (cardboard, as opposed to real dimes, quarts etc) The ECHOS club and the Dutch shop next to it will also take Euros. Don't buy anything from the EFI until you have checked the equivalent price from the PX (normally a good 20% cheaper) EFI has been known to actually buy kit from the PX and then sell it at a huge mark up (example: 3 day sack PX $35, same sack EFI $65) This is simply due to the fact that many guys transiting to Bastion and elsewhere via KAF don't have the time to visit the PX and 'rush buy' in the EFI

Oh, by the way, take care.

PS, if you've never used dollars before be careful as they all look the same and it's easy to hand over a 10 when you meant to hand over a 1
 

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