Beer and Cigs

#1
Ok so talking with a mate who's uncle was in the army, and we was talking about getting wasted and smoking, when he said bars on bases charge like 80p for a vodka and mixer, and cigs are duty free? Is there any truth to this and for the recored I tried to google it but turned up nothing.

Cheers,
Heff
 
#6
Seriously? or you yanking my chain?

Also does all bases have bars/pubs or a drinking establishment of some kind?

Heff
Right, a serious answer. If someone were based in Germany, cigarettes were tax free. Booze was very cheap. Our bar charged 50pfg (17p) for a shot, and 1DM (33p) for a beer. Now go away, please.
 
#9
Right, a serious answer. If someone were based in Germany, cigarettes were tax free. Booze was very cheap. Our bar charged 50pfg (17p) for a shot, and 1DM (33p) for a beer. Now go away, please.
Ok cheers, I assume that means in the UK you pay same price for cigs as you would in a co-op or tesco and beer is similar price to say your local pub.

Heff
 
#10
Ok cheers, I assume that means in the UK you pay same price for cigs as you would in a co-op or tesco and beer is similar price to say your local pub.

Heff
Some messes are subsidised by the soldiers mess fees, so beer may be cheaper. Others not.

If you went out shopping we pay the same tax as everyone else.
 
#11
Seriously? or you yanking my chain?

Also does all bases have bars/pubs or a drinking establishment of some kind?

Heff
NAAFI bars, pubs, each company/squadron had a bar, LAD bar, unofficial bars in accommodation blocks, unofficial section/workshop bars, pads who've built their own bars in garages/cellars/front rooms...

1 Euro a can in the LAD bar here - lots of free shit kicking around too. Fags - About 30 Euro for 200 or 99 Euro for 800 Lamberts.

Tax free fuel, free road tax...

Dirt cheap whores...

...Hating every minute of it. (Shame work gets in the way every now and then.) :)
 
#12
NAAFI bars, pubs, each company/squadron had a bar, LAD bar, unofficial bars in accommodation blocks, unofficial section/workshop bars, pads who've built their own bars in garages/cellars/front rooms...

1 Euro a can in the LAD bar here - lots of free shit kicking around too. Fags - About 30 Euro for 200 or 99 Euro for 800 Lamberts.

Tax free fuel, free road tax...

Dirt cheap whores...

...Hating every minute of it. (Shame work gets in the way every now and then.) :)
Where about's are you based?

Heff
 
#16
Been a while since i was in Ze Vaterland. Do you still get ration cards for naafi fags and spirits? I had about 6 at one time and made a fecking mint bringing stuff home (joys of getting dicked to work with the CQMS)
 
#18
i seem to remember that we got issued ration cards for ciggies in the naafi in cyprus but it still worked out cheaper to buy them from the choggies in camp, but dont remember getting a card for spirits. although thats probably a good thing as i blame cyprus for my carlsberg addiction, thank god i didnt get to much of a taste for brandy sours.
 
#19
Ration cards in Germany were 800 fags a month. and two or three litres of gin and whisky. All other booze is supposed to be bought in reasonable amounts.
Coffee is still on the ration cards.