Annual Camp

#1
Ah, just leaving the house for two weeks in the USA at Her Majesties expence. F*ck yeah!
 

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#2
Exhange with someone, I presume? Don't you have to look after them when they come over?

And not all exchanges are easy money - one of our lads, two years ago, ended up working on a building site for two weeks, as he was 'an engineer'. Indeed he was - a Vehicle engineer' :)
 
#4
OldSnowy said:
Exhange with someone, I presume? Don't you have to look after them when they come over?
That bits been done already and was actually quite fun, especially watching them round up the heifers. Taking them for a quiet beer now that was an education, quote: "we wouldn't drink this much in a whole year!"
 
#5
theparamancan said:
Ah, just leaving the house for two weeks in the USA at Her Majesties expence. F*ck yeah!
I think you meant her Majesty's (sp)

BTW: You sure crab air are going to deliver?
 
#7
icarus1859 said:
We got a fortnight on Brecon :roll:
Met a unit last September settliing in for two weeks in Garelochhead. Even in the summer everything is pissed wet through, must be the only range in the UK never to get a tracer ban, I reckon even white phos couldn't set anything on fire.

With the possible exception of Cultybraggan I cannot think of a worse place to spend two weeks.
 
#8
GoodIdeaAtTheTime said:
With the possible exception of Cultybraggan I cannot think of a worse place to spend two weeks.
Culty is in a beautiful part of the country. I couldn't only think of it being bad if your training was crap. Not that it matters anymore.
 
#9
Thewre's always talk of good camps at our place, Cyprus, America ect ect, but we only got Lthuania...

last year it was scotland...
 
#12
WE got one week at salisbury plain .One week dartmoorish its supposed to be fun but my idea of fun dosent include royal marine endurance course or helicopter dunker . Though got to be more fun than amber poop in lithunia .
 
#13
Since 1981:
Gibraltar (about 4 times),
Naples,
Berlin,
Hong Kong,
Cyprus (about 4 times),
Falkland Islands,
Ascension Island (while half of us were in Iraq) (but we're all going this year),
Germany (about 7 times),
Norway (split camp - half went, the other half went to Germany),
UK (four times).

We have plenty of vacancies - any takers?
(The downside is that we don't get much time off!)
 
#14
Otterburn
Germany
Macrihanish
Germany
Macrihanish
Germany

and this year...Salisbury Plain

I have to admit we were twice promised Cyprus, but it never happened. Its always "definitely" next year.....!
 
#15
Aaaah the SNCO exchange programme...

We had a Septic come over a year or two ago and I'm delighted to say he got the full British Army Experience - shooting, FIBUA, a night on the lash on Woking followed by a scrap in a kebab house....happy daze...

Bless 'em.
 
#16
Hmmm

Germany
Germany
Castlemartin
Castlemartin ( thats what you get for changing regiments )
Germany
Germany
Theford
Germany
Blandford


Hurrah !
 
#18
How come some units get bags of overseas camps, and some units get Warcop year in year out?
 
#19
You could be stuck permamently in blighty on tedious loggie brigade exercises:

Folkstone
Barton Stacey/ West Moors
Bicester/Swynerton
Salisbury Plain/Catterick
Salisbury Plain
 
#20
PartTimePongo said:
How come some units get bags of overseas camps, and some units get Warcop year in year out?
It should be on a cycle, one years individual training (i.e. cadre camp and the like), one years collective training (battle camp) and one year abroad or something like that.

So you should go abroad every three years or so.
 

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