Doubt it I was earmarked for Germany after my trade course but was still 17 have to be 18 to serve overseasIt’s entirely possible. I think you could join the army at 15 and 9 months, so it’s possible they could have completed their training whilst still being 16. I’m pretty sure we had a lad in our battalion in Germany who was still 16 when he joined us, this was only around 2003/2004.
Indeed, and my old Driffield school pal Russell Webster was the owner of the Slaughterhouse Studios where it all happened.The Happy Mondays first album was recorded in Driffield in 87 or 88 where a load of RLC ( I think) got their first taste of rave culture before spreading it into the various parts of Germany.
Good god, another thread ruined by Pants O'Flame.Were you thinking of anyone in particular?
Or not knowing the difference between a TRF and a DZ Flash, eh? By the way, I never wore one during my army time. I left a long time before they were introduced. The only flashes I ever wore were the 2 Div cross-keys and, occasionally, the "lazy H" of 11th Inf Bde (later 11th Armd Bde) when I was attached there. However, instead of just making assumptions about my DZ Flash, you might want to gather some info about it. The ARRSEr @Cutaway would be you man for that.
Not the first time Herr Flammenkeks has bullshitted about Berlin's SO36. As well as bezzering with Bowie and Iggy Pop, he was also tooled-up security and quite the shagnasty, according to himself:Good god, another thread ruined by Pants O'Flame.
Do us all a favour and take your industrial grade bullshit to another site.
17 and 3 months to go to Germany during the period he was talking about. I had to go to Glencorse for 3 months in 1987 until I was old enough to go to Hemer. The same thing happened with new lads coming to Berlin in 1991/92.It’s entirely possible. I think you could join the army at 15 and 9 months, so it’s possible they could have completed their training whilst still being 16. I’m pretty sure we had a lad in our battalion in Germany who was still 16 when he joined us, this was only around 2003/2004.
Because I was rather, er, “intellectually detached” at the time, having helped to smoke the 20 grammes of solid I brought to the party, I declared myself unfit to drive and Gisela graciously offered me a place in her bed. That was the start of it.