Bulford.....is it really that bad?

#1
My "third post junior jobs at DISC" thread was ultimately futile!......

So is it anywhere near as bad as Netheravon where Ive spent a rather disproportionate amount of my last tour!.....
 
#5
having worked at both - much better than netheravon. facilities are far better.

but then opinions are like ********* - everybody's got one ;)
 
#6
You make the most of any posting fella irrespective of what continent or county you are in. You work to play and thats a fact of life.

At the risk of being too boring (as a retired Dinosaur) I just find there is too much of this going on and I'm sure I have said this before. In the Army - Do As Your Told.

Enlighten me Old Gregg what rumours are there that scare you about Bulford? There are plenty on Threaders that can shed some light.
 
#8
The facilities at Bulford seem to have improved in the last few years. The Army had to sort the place out, it was pretty grim. They had no choice really, especially as they are going to shoe horn even more Units into TIDNBUL and the other Wiltshire garrisons.

Anyone who remembers what the 4 MI Bn lads accomodation blocks were like a decade ago will know what I mean. That was a big factor in avoiding the place up until now. But, like Old Gregg, I'm posted to Bulford myself soon, so will find out just how much it has changed.
 
#10
I have been here for 6 yrs now on and off and I think it's not bad. It is certainly better than the horror stories about the place.
 
#11
Piglet_Files said:
You make the most of any posting fella irrespective of what continent or county you are in. You work to play and thats a fact of life.

At the risk of being too boring (as a retired Dinosaur) I just find there is too much of this going on and I'm sure I have said this before. In the Army - Do As Your Told.

Enlighten me Old Gregg what rumours are there that scare you about Bulford? There are plenty on Threaders that can shed some light.
Woah! easy there, I despise whinging/Im special/Im going to make myself a G1 nightmare till I get my way idiots as much as the next man! I am trying to make the best of the stituation by asking my arrser bretheren! Ill be honest though Im hugely disappointed and fcuked off to be going to another Battalion!.... but hey ho thats life.....

Ive heard mixed things about the place, unfortunatley mostly bad, Im not too bothered about accomodation etc Im more bothered about whether Im going to get to do some proper OPINT or not, I understand that on tour I will be but what about the UK? What is daily life like there? (Im doing GS).

The thought of being on the receiving end of a "too many YO's with too little to do and too many good ideas" scenario isnt filling me with much excitement.
 
#13
Sometimes, Bulford could be quite depressing (I had the great fortune to spend some time there on two occasions). A damp Autumn Sunday afternoon during the last week of the month can be dull but, overall every posting is what you make of it. Get a car, get out and about. Thre's some geat places within a couple of hours drive. For those who thought that their social life revolved around the Kiwi and a night out in that great metropolis - Amesbury, well, you deserve Bulford.
 
#14
commzmeanzbombz said:
Bulford is worse than ever! Even the Kiwi has closed down!
You mean the Saxon Warrior, last time I went in there (in 1980) the furniture was screwed to the floor because the KOSBs had used the chairs as weapons 8O .....
But having driven through the Garrison last week, I can confirm the Kiwi is now boarded up :cry:
 
#15
And if you think Bulford is bad, you should take a butchers at Winterslow - plenty of high sixes there! :wink:
 
#18
i didn't know it was called the "south bronx" at all. sounds very dramatic for the rather sleepy garrison i recall...

why is it called the south bronx?
 
#19
It has a wonderful Kiwi to keep you company. Whay more could a soldier want?
 
#20
Old_Gregg said:
Ill be honest though Im hugely disappointed and fcuked off to be going to another Battalion!.... The thought of being on the receiving end of a "too many YO's with too little to do and too many good ideas" scenario isnt filling me with much excitement.
The majority of us are in an MI Bn as there are 3 regular ones to choose from. In addition, the Corps' second home is now Bulford - you will doubtless be joined by a few more Corps members. As for YO's, they always have too much time and too many 'good ideas'. It's their raison d'etre. Just bank on your CO / RSM / CSM knocking that out of them. The ones that actually get implemented may just be a properly good idea, and the ones that aren't will back fire on them. Keep your nose to the grind stone, get out and about (wider area than Amesbury) and you will find that your time there will pass quickly, especially if you are slated for a tour.
 

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