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Foreign Annual Camps

Have you had a foreign Annual Camp since 2003?

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As we are going to the same local sh1thole camp we went to a couple of years ago (a recurring theme with my mob) I was wondering - what's the longest your unit has gone without a foreign Annual Camp?

Don't include Op tours please......

I'll start the ball rolling:

1991 (Belgium) - 18 years (and counting) :x


Belgium 1999
Canada 2000
Denmark 2001
Romania 2002
Poland 2008

And to beat them all South of France July 2009

By the way my unit is going to be looking fo troops this year as we have a fair few on Ops this year...anyone interested...? :wink:

think the trawl will be soon...better if you are in the 2 DIV area... :D


2008 Options of camps/exchanges/competitions to USA, Normandy, Czech Republic, Germany ...oh, and Arnhem for the weekend.
2007 See above
2006 See above

Previous years have been variations of the above, plus various exchange jollies to France, Belgium, Canada, Holland, Ukraine....

Oh, and we have done some UK stuff as well.
I'm starting to get the feeling that every other TA unit is getting all these foreign camps because my mob have booked every local training area for the next 100 years.............


GreenSlime said:
I'm starting to get the feeling that every other TA unit is getting all these foreign camps because my mob have booked every local training area for the next 100 years.............
Well, if you will be greedy :D

Besides, the main battle camp for us is STANTA this year (with R&R in Arnhem).

Foreign jollies are OK, but sometimes you get more guaranteed range time in the UK, avoiding the delights of the RAF and delayed freight.
bugger, they tempted me into 2 NC bde with hot chicks, foreign travel and stuff :D

I hate it at our RTC weekends when the rifles etc bang on about kenya this year! Oh well sunny grantham for 2 weeks for me then as im not eligible for annual camp yet :)
I don't think 202 Bty got much further than Benbecula. :( Before my time.

6 Regt is tied into developing capability around the AH so that means Wattisham, MW or an occasional MRX in the UK.

That said, we've had chaps out supporting 1, 7 & 9 Regt AAC in Germany & Poland and it is really just a question of asking the right grown-ups at the right moment. I have my eye on trips to Arizona or France.

"Heli-handling instructors for hire. Will work for beer...."
Norway last summer - Stunning food, 132km2 of mountains for a Coy training area, choice of three camps with wilco staff. Free wireless internet in much of the accn. Tax free beer, great weather and amazing scenery.

And the YROWs are off to Bulgaria for a week in August. IJOLDS should be in Canada and there are a number off to Florida too...

Shame only 6 people bothered to apply for it and only 5 turned up for the selection weekend: http://www.ukrfa.org/

Last few years we have had:
Czech Republic, Fairly regularly
USA, Very Regularly
Poland a couple of times
Canada, no more.

These camps are dotted aound and some of them are just for one or two suitable qualified people.


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97 Sennybridge
98 Windsor
99 Belgium
00 Scotland
01 Cyprus
02 Ukraine
03 Lithuania
04 Otterburn
05 Dartmoor? I think, i was on tour.
06 Cyprus
07 Macedonia
08 Catterick
09 Kazakhstan

Still waiting for the Gibralter camp & the US, although this Kenya one sounds intriguing....

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