BAOR was it the biggest piss up ever

#1
Being old and bald now, I look back at the days of BAOR and wonder was it just the biggest piss up ever?
Just about anything we did involved getting pissed, you could write volumes on the stories behind it all, the fuking funny things we all did and got away with all down to the good old 10 pack

3 Div Soest back in 81, the NAFFI used to sell ale at dinner times! on a Friday we all used to "go for it" and see who could do an 8 pinter in the hour and get through the afternoon, not only that Friday afternoons were always, sweep the square, tidy up and hit the SQN bar, fuk me what fun

Come on guys whack some stories on about the good days and BAOR
 
#2
Piss up? I,ll say --- when we had enough money. N.S.pay in the late fifties was around £2 a week.

As a result we always left a decent amount to finance Saturday night.

Typical night went as followes:- 1400 hrs down to Mutties pub at the end of the cul-de-sac 250 metres from the pay ofice gate. Sit drinking until around 5.30--6.pm, stagger back to cookhouse to see what was on offer. Usually walk out at the sight of the stomach heaving stuff on show and back to Mutties.

Sit drinking without a break until until 10ish then sometimes outside for a discreet spew up away from the pub ( we really liked Muttie)
Back to the bar to order double eggs,ham and fantastic chips. Eat meal then more booze until 2 or 3 am then back to a gap in the wire and crawl laughing back into the pay office.

Does this pass/ Only don,t ask me to estimate how much Amstel, Heineken we put away 50 years is a long time.

chippie
 
#3
Yep, it certainly was...................................
 
#5
As an ex of 3 Div and the great Task force Foxtrot (79-81), we worked hard and played hard, and drank the place dry, I seem to remember our Div Cmdr Maj Gen DL Payne getting caught with the horse box of port at customs so we all followed the leader.

In defence we were on borrowed time if the Reds came over the border, so we made the most of it.
 
#6
RAFG was also a major p1ssex. At RAF Gütersloh, now PRB, we had loads of cellar bars, plus all the Messes and club bars. All of which were well frequented. Even deployed on exersise we were allowed two tins per man per day. :D Nice try but no cigar to the man who thought that meant 2 party 7s per day. 8O
 
#7
pimpernel said:
As an ex of 3 Div and the great Task force Foxtrot (79-81), we worked hard and played hard, and drank the place dry, I seem to remember our Div Cmdr Maj Gen DL Payne getting caught with the horse box of port at customs so we all followed the leader.

In defence we were on borrowed time if the Reds came over the border, so we made the most of it.
Damn right. The Hilltop sites were awash with us Scalies in those days. RRB Tp 4 Div was the place to be. We would have been completely f*cked if the balloon had gone up, as the Deister, Bielefeld Ridge, Ith etc would have been carpet-bombed within hours of deployment. Still we had our cam nets, hessian and noddy suits to protect us! Work hard, play hard was the mantra and it was certainly one big p*ss up, once the cam cream had been scraped off. :)
Happy days, and it bears no comparison with what the lads and lasses are having to deal with in the sandpits in the modern era. They have my total respect.
 
#9
Yes it was. I turned up in BAOR in the summer of '84 and I've never seen so many youngsters on the verge of being alcaholics. Serious. Straight from basic to endless cheap fags and booze. Nothing can prepare a 17 year old for that! Wish I could do it all again.
 
#10
Great years...every Sqn had a bar.Start drinkin at 16:00 on a Friday and finish 1st parade on a Monday.Emptying your guts on the tank park.Those were the days.
 
#11
If there had been breath checks in those days the whole BAOR would hsve been banged up. F or about 6 yrs i think i was basicaly pissed every night, and weekends the Sqn bar never closed and we where an AIR SQN
 
#13
As the weekend drew to close we would get all the pfennigs together and hit the Celle piano bar if we had enough we would then go to Europa 2000, then bar Zum Teufel returning to camp in time for the PT test monday morning, aaaagh bliss, ran my best time when still drunk. Oh to be 18 again.
 
#15
pimpernel said:
I seem to remember our Div Cmdr Maj Gen DL Payne getting caught with the horse box of port at customs so we all followed the leader.
Fcuk me that brought back memories, an officer should always lead from the front, top bloke that man.

I seem to vaguely remember some army barmy stuff like Ex Summer Sales, and crash outs at 3am in the morning after just getting in at 2.30am

Naafi piss ups and all head for the shack or Big Ben seem to be pretty clear though, and falling asleep at the 69 club during the films in between the strip shows :D
 
#16
PandaLOVE said:
Yes it was. I turned up in BAOR in the summer of '84 and I've never seen so many youngsters on the verge of being alcaholics. Serious. Straight from basic to endless cheap fags and booze. Nothing can prepare a 17 year old for that!
Exactly the same as me, summer of '84, 18 and 3 weeks old

we used to start in the troop store at 3 on a friday, squadron happy hour at 5, shower and change then 8 o clock to the naafi bar until 10, then into Iserlohn to the Forum bar, after that was a nightclub Schikerias (Sh1t in yer ears) that closed at 5 in the morning....but the Rocket bar opened at midnight so we went there for scoff and talk to eric the owner about his U-Boat days,
They closed at 7 30 in the morning....just in time for the bahnhoff bar opening at 8 am, 11 am bck to the forum and so it went on until sunday night. then the drying out clinic on a monday :D

I also remember a saturday afternoon in the Sqn Bar in the attic of the singly's block (WAS that a really good idea??) when a guy went past the window on a bike. 4 stories up and he was riding a bike in the gutter around the roof for a bet!
 
#17
At 7 Sigs in the early 80's, every squadron had a bar, plus the NAAFI bar (the jungle) officers/ Sgts/ corporal mess's and a pub directly outside the guardroom where you had another whilst waiting for Willie to run you in to town.
A yellow handbag cost a couple of DM's amd you could get a 3 litre bottle of some rough brandy for about 8 DM. (4 DM to a pound then)

Plus summer ball, winter ball, summer camp, snow queen...........

Yes, there was potential for a 17 year old to become an alcoholic
 
#18
We had a couple of young lads go properly off the rails at Wildenrath.

One got sectioned in Wegberg after nicking all the NAAFI tarts undercrackers and one set fire to the RAF Police accomodation.

Never understood the problem with that......fcuking snowdrops.

Tues - Marly followed by Pops and Eddies
Wed - Queensway followed by Pops and Eddies
Thu - Marly followed by Pops and Eddies
Fri - Belgie Bar Marly followed by Pops and Eddies
Sat - Queensway followed by Pops and Eddies
Sun - Queensway followed by Pops and Eddies
Mon - Detox in Sqn Bar (HF Inn, 2 Sqn 21 Sigregt )

Corn and Coke. Chips and Mushroom Sauce, courtesy of the Chicken Fcuker, taxi back to Wilders at Stupid O'Clock, beg the Snowdrops for a Blue Light to the block.

How my kidneys survived, I will never know....
 
#19
hogg said:
At 7 Sigs in the early 80's, every squadron had a bar, plus the NAAFI bar (the jungle) officers/ Sgts/ corporal mess's and a pub directly outside the guardroom where you had another whilst waiting for Willie to run you in to town.
A yellow handbag cost a couple of DM's amd you could get a 3 litre bottle of some rough brandy for about 8 DM. (4 DM to a pound then)

Plus summer ball, winter ball, summer camp, snow queen...........

Yes, there was potential for a 17 year old to become an alcoholic
I was 18 and nearly did............... :wink:
 
#20
Ali_Gee said:
PandaLOVE said:
Yes it was. I turned up in BAOR in the summer of '84 and I've never seen so many youngsters on the verge of being alcaholics. Serious. Straight from basic to endless cheap fags and booze. Nothing can prepare a 17 year old for that!
Exactly the same as me, summer of '84, 18 and 3 weeks old
I got there July 21 about three weeks short of my 18th. I asked the duty driver on the way in about Unit PT. He thought I was mad.... no Unit PT!
 

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