Anyone served with 50 Missile, Minden?

Discussion in 'Gunners' started by Albert_Tatlock, Apr 25, 2003.

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  1. I only ask as I am trying to track down a print that I saw a few years ago in a Mess.   It is of 50 Missile Regt on exercise with Lance Missile and launcher ready to go.   The setting is in a German farm yard.   I would like to know if any copies of this print remain for sale in any PRI shops?   Any one know?
     
  2. I think there's a hangar load of them in a secure compound in the woods near Menden.

    They were so precious at the time, we had to stag on and guard them for weeks on end.

    Really good for retention that was ::)
     
  3. So that is what you did when not on exercise.   Only visited Menden a couple of times, on the way through to Luxemberg.
     
  4. I have a copy of this picture on my office wall. Have you visited the 50 missile webb page they may still have some for sale send me your e mail address and I will forward the webb page to you. 50 missile was in Menden not Minden
     
  5. DID ANYONE SERVE IN 50 MISSILE.

    AS I REMEMBER YOU ALL PLAYED SPORT & THE REST OF BAOR LOOKED AFTER YOUR KIT. SOME YANKS SAID YOU COULD PLAY WITH IT ONCE ONE OF YOU PASSED THE COURSE. :twisted:
     
  6. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    Did not serve, but wrote one of their Ford Escorts off during my driving course in Soest!
     
  7. Sorry for the late post, but I'm a nig at this ARRSE banditry.

    I was at Menden. Notionally, at least. Spent most of my time on Snow Queen or biffing pretty Dutch girls in Eindhoven. Kicked a few arses on the athletics track too.

    Most memorable bunch of blokes I've ever encountered. All sportsmen and complete rogues. Bet there's some out there...
     
  8. I used to go to the 50 miserable parties with those gopping nurses from Iserlohn (er, am I allowed to say that in these PC days...?).

    Also had to guard that bloody compound with those stoned US blokes; p.s. why didn't 50 Msl guard their own warheads - I'm sure they were all filled with sand anyway.

    Also spent three days under hard cover in the Hee-brides waiting as 50 Msl did a Saturn 5-type countdown for their one missile practice per decade. At "0" there was a puff of smoke and it was gone - what an anticlimax...

    Was present when a 50 Msl carrier was used to convey HM on Her review of the Gunners in Napier barracks, Dortmund. Pity that, after five days of lining up the regiments, the msl carrier drove round the parade at about 30 mph with HM clinging white-knuckled to the back, finishing the whole review in about 5 minutes...
     
  9. GunnersQuadrant

    GunnersQuadrant LE Moderator

    That was some time ago 40
     
  10. Well I did Snowqueen and spent all my time in a tracksuit, did an exercise, got lost as never been further that an 800m track, and got barred from the only two pubs on the heebs
     
  11. Your tracksuit must be looking a bit tatty now that you've finally found your way back.
     
  12. and stretched around the waist, its the one they made me buy at Woolwich in 83, don't part with nowt me
     

  13. That snazzy blue and red nylon slghtly flared make ur balls sweat version
     
  14. My next door neighbour did in the sixties. For 6 years, got to the rank of Bombardier, then got out
     
  15. We did their nuclear escort over Christmas 79. They certainly got to see BAOR in fact I question whether they ever left it!