Anyone been to Nesscliff on camp?

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  1. Adamk1976

    Adamk1976 Swinger

    Good and bad points please...............
     
  2. Good points - It's better than Aushwitz camp. Food's a lot better.

    Bad points - Cadet's get buggered there.
     
  3. Trotsky

    Trotsky LE

    Used to go there a lot in the 80's

    Good points, Lots of bunkers and a "crashed" airliner on the training areas

    Bad points, the accomodation

    Trotsky
     
  4. Why is the accom bad? IT'S AN F***ING BATTLE CAMP!!!!!!
     
  5. offhand

    offhand Old-Salt

    The local pubs used to do good lock ins, back in the early 80s
     
  6. Quiet_CO

    Quiet_CO Swinger

    I have been to Nesscliffe for the last few years on CCF annual camp. The facilities are basic but enough. Relaxed dress in the mess. The Dinning Hall can be a nightmare when the camp is full. Training areas offer a wide range of opportunities, just watch out for the 'Burning Grounds' on the south training area, they have found all sorts of nasties in there. 143 Bde have always been top notch with training and support ect. enjoy!
     
  7. theprior

    theprior War Hero

    Good Points...the bunkers...bad points...pikey thieving cadet fcukers who nick your kit!
     
  8. dogfondler

    dogfondler War Hero

    Surely that's only a bad thing if you're a cadet?
     
  9. Its_a_troop!!

    Its_a_troop!! Old-Salt

    You will hate it!

    Troop
     
  10. Maj_Boothroyd

    Maj_Boothroyd War Hero

    I've done a couple of weekends there and an annual camp. The accom is basic but better than a tent. The area big enough to get lost in. Can't comment on the pubs or Mess because as a cadet I didn't do that sort of thing. The buggery was excellent though!
     
  11. jase2472

    jase2472 War Hero

    for some its not bad
     
  12. Birddog

    Birddog Old-Salt

    I used to use Nesscliff many times in the last 80s early 90s and it was used to host the Divisional Patrols Comp. I always enjoyed it, coal burning heaters in the middle of the Nissan Huts. It was basic but also historic and you could not help but imagine how many Troops had passed through there.

    The Training Area was vast, lots of bunkers to sleep in and the interesting game at night as to if the bunker had a roof or not. Happy days.
     
  13. ZXR-BIRD

    ZXR-BIRD Old-Salt

    Basic accommodation, full of thieving cadets and you will queue for ages in the scoffhouse only to find that the food is p!ss poor. Last time we were there the local boozer was closed, but there are respective messes on camp.

    They do manage to make a cracking range stew though, so if you are off to the ranges you are onto a winner, just keep out of the way when they are looking to spam someone with putting out the flags. And I don't mean the 25m range on camp btw.


    ZXR
     
  14. Trotsky

    Trotsky LE

    Yeah, but when its actually more comfortable to sleep outside in a basha you know there is a comfort problem in your lines.

    Trotsky
     
  15. Where is Nesscliff? AKA Willcot? Just off A5, in Shrewsbury?