Now that most Engr Regts have been close support for a while just wondered if people prefered the old system of having dedicated Armoured Engineer Regiments or the new close support way of having the tanks spread out ?
The Armoured Engineer Regiment (singular) was the better idea, didnt have to mix with chunks all the time for a start. All the support there knew what was needed and the REME became pretty expert at dealing with the nuances of Chieftain. If they could move it back to Munsterlager it would be a bonus too, only if the main drag was shortened, it was a hell of a way back to the village.
Being on ROP's and having quick change parades back and forth to block 108 wasn't much fun i can tell you. Went back to Munsterlager about a year ago the camp is still basically the same, but town has changed loads ofull of spics and Russian Mafia types.
hahaha...nice one AXEMAN...and i totally agree...rumour control has it that they might go back to having an armd engr regt in Germany and one in the UK....watch this space....as for that main drag...use to take me 8 mins to walk from 108 down to the corner house when i was a bad boy...hehehe
hehehe..well....if anyone would like any questions answering on Trojan/Titan then fire away...as for greatcoats and nicking bits off hard targets...it wouldn't be the same if we didn't do it!!lol...the old jackets were called "job jackets"(cut down greatcoats) only the real old and bold wore them at the beginning of my time...but were always something you kept your eyes and fingers out for!!(until you got yer hands on a parka of course!!)
By 'eck Mega not seen you around for a bit get down H sometime
As someone who ended up staying on in Munsterlager all I can say is come back quick we're down to only one decent bar (even Toulouse's is a mafia run pool bar now) and one knocking shop (Moulain Rouge got knocked down last year) it just aint the same.
Apparently the Cent that got put in the Panzer Museum was the best runner in the regiment there were tears in a few eyes that day
Well,the accom known as the"Model Village" has been knocked down..i couldn't tell you when exactly...maybe someone else can answer that one..and as for the nicking bits from the tank(s) at the Panzer museum-probably right...i know it definately happened at the Tank museum at Bovy!!
Basically the whole of Dennis Barracks has been converted into an industrial/residential area for the Boxheads, model village was one of the first bits to go (lump in throat, still have fond memories of the roof parties there) although a couple of the containers are knocking about the place still. They even converted a load of the hangers on the MT park into semi-detached houses.
Dennis barracks ahhhhhhh the sweet memories. Nights spent in charlies bar arse firmly agaist the wall !!!!! Wildcats if you could get in and pissin in the fountain on the way home !! It was truly a sad day when we left to move to Hohne (shit hole) looking back now best years of my army career,
yeah couldn`t beat gettin down town on wednesday afternoon for a tolouse special(never knew what was in them!) and fillin up on wobbly,then tryin to get up the main drag home.Does anyone else remember doin the drag gaurd after someone shit on the C.O`s doorstep? happydays