Yes, but you can just turn up and sign in (with ID).
Have a gold star for the army camper vanPersonally, I considered the odd bit of oil on an egg banjo like a Michelin Star, you saw that and knew you were in for a treat, even with RAOC bread it was still most enjoyable.
For ECEs who did not like dirty hands, REME Workshops were the place to be. Having spent time there I can tell you that not even a spec of dust would be found an an egg banjo, not that you really saw such a delight in Workshops, mostly though it was cucumber sandwiches (crusts removed of course) with a cup of Darjeeling, Earl Grey, whatever your fancy really, whilst playing a rubber or two of bridge.
Even out in the field the (very old) Commer box body Electronic Repair Vehicles (ERV) were more like a big camper van as you see today. It was a tough job but someone had to do it.
On Poole Quay I had some very good fish and chips a couple of summer ago. Will have a streetview driveby and get back to about which one it was.Once we get out of lockdown one of the first places I’ll visit is Bovington. It’s my first time there and I’m looking at stopping over in Poole at the Premier Inn.
How many days is it worth allowing for a good look around the museum?
Is there anything else around there worth visiting?
Recommended places to eat?
You wouldn't have got that detail when RHQ was in Elverton St.@dingerr I messaged HHQ RTR yesterday, I’ve been given this info.
Wool is all B+B you’d have to phone around.
Springfield Country Hotel Wareham.
Food and Accommodation Cove Hotel.
The Red Lion Winrith
The Countryman Winrith.
The Limestone Hotel
Hope that’s of some help.
HHQ RTR have FB page, that’s how I got the dit.You wouldn't have got that detail when RHQ was in Elverton St.
Bovington and the ranges is pretty much where I fell in love with things military (that and Corfe Castle). I remember climbing on a tank when I was about six and getting shouted at by one of the museum staff and then getting shouted at by my dad (ex-Westminster Dragoons and RTR). Thus I learned at an early age that showing curiosity and initiative in a military context would involve being shouted at.
It's a bit sobering when someone you knew as a schoolboy is on the memorial though.
My Bedford MJ 87 KD 08... was taken over the tank trail as part of driver training.... still want a copy of the picture of the instructor and student standing on the top of the only 6 inches that was above water of my seriously flooded engine.... one way too also flatten the batteries. It did have zero O, A and B jobs.... but I didn't have to touch it for 2 years as the REME had it in shop slowly fixing it.
I did not want the flatbed in the first place.... the 3 ton box body for the truck was on dolly wheels in a super secure garage.... I got stiffed with maintaining it (AND I didn't have a HGV licence) till someone thought about driver training (Not driver training me though).Two years? clearly you did not offer enough yellow handbags (or the local equivalent if this was not BAOR). A couple more and they might have kept it for longer.