Discussion in 'Gunners' started by Recce19, Dec 29, 2005.
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Weeks of guarding bunkers containing 'nothing'
Oh, what fun
You mean that they were empty? The b*stards! I hated site guards. Some numb nuts full screw playing 101 questions on the intercom just to make sure that you were still awake in the sangars. Didn't half put you off when you were on the vinigar stroke. Being searched for 'contraband' before going out on stag/sangar duty. Praying that the duty driver would get caught speeding/drink driving or cream the lanny so as you could get his job. Committing the sangar grafitti to memory.
I hated them.
So what were you guarding then? :S
Always got the ARF job in bks for those, always pissed as well, yes, but no maybe I dont really remember them!
Perhaps the most skullfucking, mindnumbing couple of weeks anyone could ever spend, anywhere. The Yanks on the innerimiter were odd chaps to say the least. At least we only did a short stint in the sperm covered towers, these hicks had a whole career of it.
My proudest memory, was telling two yank colonels to f***k off, as they weren't on the entry list.
I had been briefed before stag that no name on list, no entry - no matter who they were I just took it to the letter The joys of the oic screaming at me to let them in and my polite 'no sir, they're not on the list' reply
Oh, and on inner compound duty, always putting on a Vietnam vid as the yanks opened the connecting door, their faces were a treat
I remember some of that 'nothing' being moved in germany. a lorry load of nothing, requiring RMP escort, GCP escort and road blocks, Lynx flying overhead, 2 trucks with infantry, one DFS fire appliance and an ambulance.
Also one fond memory of one of the guard forces going off not knowing the rations taken were all chicken curry... 2 weeks worth of chicken curry...
SAT and BAF what was all that about then
Remember doing my stint over New Year in '83 or 84. About 2am new year's day and the alarm goes, we all deploy to the bunkers etc (yawn yawn ... guess what's coming next) Tannoy crackles and some stupid septic wishes us all a happy new year.
The interconnect door stayed closed and we didn't see any of the yanks for the rest of the night.
Remember them, just never did one, woohoo...............Inner German boarder patrols were great fun though
Another site guard; after doing 120days soldier on in Colly, went on two weks site guard with my bty. Just looking forward to 'end-ex' when I wa informed that I had been loaned to the bty taking over Not very impresse as I hadn't had any leave for over 10 months
Did one site guard only - two weeks instead of the usual one for some unknown reason. However, the card school started as soon as the 4 tonners (think they might have been classed 3 ton then ) drove in and went non-stop for the whole time we were there.
Food was great 'cos the yanks down the road would give away food just because they didn't need it!
Two weeks of stag on, 2 hours - off 4 hours. Provided the 'on' hours meant you did not fcuk up then life was good. (1968 was a good year)
Were you guarding cannon balls, Auld-Yin?
No sonny, we all had iron balls in those days.
No, he was guarding the blacksmiths. He had a stash of pikes in the hay loft, which were deemed for Knaresborough.
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