Escaping from the guardroom.

#1
Anyone got any 'true' tales ref the subject?

As a starter for 10...

22 Sigs 82/83 'Fred Flinstone' Cpl Tech went down for assaulting the Adj.

He tried to floor him as, during an interview the Adj mentioned that Fred was spending too much time with his German bird but the wording was ... Well "she has a reputation as a bit of a camp follower".

Fred went down for 4 weeks.

Now the Guardroom amazingly enough was located by the front gate with the prisoners cells being at the back of the guardroom. All the prisoners had their own cell (with all their 1197) but had to wear coveralls all the time.

Every night there was a Duty Officer and SNCO whose orders included a fire drill. With the eight guards not stagging on had to turn out, run to the right, away from the front gate and double and pick up fire wagon .One of the WWI wheeled trolleys. Then depending on how much of a chump the Duty Officer was , run up to the top of camp or just round the block.

Well one 2nd Lt had got 24 on 24 off for some stupid reason. After a few days he was lazy and always had the guard out at the same time. Fred calls his bird, tells her when the break out is and to be at the front gate with the motor running.

Two days later ...

“Fire, Fire call out the guard”

9 blokes in combats run out passed the RP staff. 8 turn right and there off... One bloke; last man out turns left, right out the gate into the car and he’s off….

He turned himself in two weeks after and got a few months in Colchester and services no longer.

Or the two gunners from 27 who got their mate out using a 4 tonner to rip out the cell window bars after returning from a night on the waz.

Both true as well.
 
#2
Happened in 4 Regt AAC Detmold mid 80s. Trooper marched in in front of CO. for sum reason decided he'd had enough. Bopped the escourt pushed RSM out of way and jumped out the 2nd storey window.
john
 

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#3
Whilst in Omagh one of our lads on 28 days did a runner and managed to dodge everyone whilst wearing no2 dress, I heard a rumour he was picked up coming of the ferry at Stranraer.
 
#4
17 Sport & Pastime at Marchwwod. 3 prisoners being marched back to the guardroom (coming back from scoff I think), hung a left and fcuked off out the front gate in different directions....poor RP bloke didn't know which way to go :) They got them back eventually!!
 
#5
ugly said:
Whilst in Omagh one of our lads on 28 days did a runner and managed to dodge everyone whilst wearing no2 dress, I heard a rumour he was picked up coming of the ferry at Stranraer.
surprised he hasn't been topped going through enemy territory in a No2 !8O
 

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#6
semper said:
ugly said:
Whilst in Omagh one of our lads on 28 days did a runner and managed to dodge everyone whilst wearing no2 dress, I heard a rumour he was picked up coming of the ferry at Stranraer.
surprised he hasn't been topped going through enemy territory in a No2 !8O
Youre not the only one, Omagh town centre was pretty civilised during that time and he reportedly hid in the bogs at the bus station till the last bus to belfast kicked up and on he went. Dark you know! We had a few "characters" in our Bn to say the least.
 
#7
2nd Fd RA in Munster, a certain Gnr pulled the bars off the toilet wall in the Gd Room, escaped got in his car drove to the Lancers gate and broke down.....The Gd Comd promptly called out the guard to give him a bump start, I believe he was caught in Gloucester. I never understood why we used to spend money on escorts and flights back to Munster and the same again 6 weeks later to Colchester
 

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#8
I was in Buller in Munster next door to 2 fd. Their nick wallahs always dressed really funny in shiny tin lids and CEFO for bass brooming the roads around camp. The Bone heads guardroom,eh, home of the sterling ND.
 
#9
Whilst I was on duty we had a soldier attempt to do a runner from our Guardroom on crutches ... wasn't the most successful escape bid I've ever seen, we even had time to finish our cup of tea before giving chase.
 
#10
Mansergh Barracks, Gutersloh....

My mate Karl had been found drunk/asleep on some germans doorstep and was arrested by the German Police and taken to the Guardroom, when he got inside he awoke, lit a fag and sat their playing with his lighter which wouldnt of been much of a problem except for the young gunner sat next to him covered head to toe in petrol that had just tried to kill himself...

Karl, still heavily drunk (this guy could drink a 1lt bollte of smirnoff like it was schweppes lemonade) didnt realise what was going on, took exception to being wrestled to the floor and having his lighter and fags taken off him, punched anyone that came near him, next morning he was kicked off camp by the RSM.... :twisted:
 
#11
Burlon Bks, Catterick '89-'90

One Lad was picked up for been abbo, one of those silly w@nkers who no one really likes and the Bn could do without, Anyroad, Saturday afternoon hes just come back from scoff with RP in tow. The guardroom is the typical chaos (No early meals on a weekend) Cnuty chops nabs a Gat and mag. Loads up and starts waving this around the guardroom threatening everybody! hes off like the swastika after the duty wagon as his escape vehicle. The old Guard 2ic is having none of this bo11ocks and gives chase (With his loaded gat) clocks him buggering about near the saxon sheds, and shoots the fcuker. 15 rounds later old abbo boy is on the deck cribbing like a good 'un. When all was done and dusted he got two holes in him plus 5 years. 2ic got a well done, but go retake your PWT, as you only hit him with a ricochet.
 
#12
We had a few do runners out of Larkhill, one I remember the most was when my unit was on stag. Lad had been in for months waiting DCM and everyone had become accustom to him, and would even lock himself in, i.e slam the door, what they didn't know was he had done the old cardboard in the lock trick so the door didn't in fact lock. well a few hours later, the guard commander was getting some kip nad the tealeaf was ogging the TYV from the rec room door, this lad quietly opens up and toptoes past behind him, out the door and through the gate. Funny thing was he strolled past the gate guard waved and said "alirght mate" got a wave back and everything. Wasn't till he had gone did one on the gate think "hang on when did he get out?" went up and asked in the guardroom and all hell broke loose.

Damage from this debacle, Lance Jack busted, guard commander fined and stripped of his LS&GC
 
#14
Yeah he got caught, but this does remind me of another lad who went AWOL after NI and no-on saw him for years, one day, about 4 years later, he turns up on a Friday Night to hand himself in. Becuase he handed himself in the policy was not to lock him up but give him a bunk and tell him toturn up on Monday morning.

After a weekend on the piss with the lads he promptly runs off never to be seen again
 
#15
We had a couple of guys desperate to get out. One of the blokes didn't turn up for work one morning. His Tp staffy went looking for him and found the guy in his room smoking a bob marley size reefer. The other guy asked to see the oc. When he got called in he started carressing the oc and saying he'd always liked him in a special way!
 
#16
Knew a bloke during national service who had a couple of months added to his time to make up for time spent in DB. He managed to get his (later) mob out of a tricky situation despite the ossifer and his time was reduced (Sort of. The paperwork took so long he left a day or so early.)

Bloke subsequently spread a rumour that he'd been killed in a gang fight and was never called up to do the 2-3 month camps we were required to do in the bush every year. Got busted by an NCO who recognised him walking around town one day and the silly bugger volunteered to go back in for two years to get his camps behind him.
 
#17
when i was in osnabruck, there was a ginger beer who had been awol in canada for about a year, shacked up with some bird, anyways, they stick him in 21 Engrs Jankers, after a couple of weeks of being SUCA, he chucks a civvy jacket over his coveralls, dons the finest looking balaclava he can get, walks through the back room where all the guard are gonking in front of the tele, hops on the guard comdrs push iron and buggers off camp, even getting a see you later from the guy who raised the barrier for him. i think they re-nicked him a month later
 
#18
when i was in osnabruck, there was a ginger beer who had been awol in canada for about a year, shacked up with some bird, anyways, they stick him in 21 Engrs Jankers, after a couple of weeks of being SUCA, he chucks a civvy jacket over his coveralls, dons the finest looking balaclava he can get, walks through the back room where all the guard are gonking in front of the tele, hops on the guard comdrs push iron and buggers off camp, even getting a see you later from the guy who raised the barrier for him. i think they re-nicked him a month later
 
#19
accidentalscaley said:
when i was in osnabruck, there was a ginger beer who had been awol in canada for about a year, shacked up with some bird, anyways, they stick him in 21 Engrs Jankers, after a couple of weeks of being SUCA, he chucks a civvy jacket over his coveralls, dons the finest looking balaclava he can get, walks through the back room where all the guard are gonking in front of the tele, hops on the guard comdrs push iron and buggers off camp, even getting a see you later from the guy who raised the barrier for him. i think they re-nicked him a month later
This would be the bike of the same Guard Comd who also used to take the said SUCA on the piss in the NAAFI bar as they were good mates? Believe me that wasn't an "escape" as much as an assisted departure!
 
#20
Depot Reg RE, Chatham, mid 80's.

Long time AWOL working as a window cleaner downtown Chatham is knicked by local plod and delivered to Depot Regt.

Gets put in nick awaiting CM, after a few days moans about his car and ladders and how they may get lifted (in Chatham.... 8O ) so said car and ladders are duly collected and left on camp for safe keeping.

All quiet, then moans re the ladders.... said ladders are then moved to the excercise yard for safe keeping.... (see the way its going :lol: )

Few more days of quietness... new RSM is settling in well, having laid law down re 'missing' prisoners and all...

Boyo then gets in the excercise yard one night (always left open in them days) ladder up against wall and over he goes....

Shit hits fan.... 8O

Boyo walks back on camp past guard!!!................ gets car and then books out of camp! ........ 8O

Shit hits fan..... again! :lol: :lol:
 

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