Was there in '89...wonderful days and pretty much guaranteed to turn out squaddies with a bit of nouce about them. Anyone remember the RSM there at the back end of the eighties? Can't recall the name but he was about 5'6", typical razzman's 'tache and possibly the nicest WO you could ever hope to meet...as long as you were a canoeist
i went through old park in 1986 and had a right nasty year, our troop sergeant had been a full screw at 3 trg regt and his mission was to ensure and i quote.....
" i don't send a bunch of gobby f*cking FRED's who think they know it all to gib barracks" .....
it worked, and i didn't have nearly as much of a culture shock as some when we got there the day after passing out.
that said it was one of the most enjoyable years of my life..
drove past it a couple of years ago and it's a lorry park now, the old guardroom is still there though.
I too was there from 86-87 in 5 Tp 66. The Tp staff took great pleasure in sending us around the "Bollard" many thousands of times in what had to be the longest year of life! I look back at the time and think I should have joined as an AR at Gib Bks instead of doing time in that miserable place called Dover.
dawson troop 82 sqn , oct 83 - ? . cant remember when I left cos I was so skull F..D . Oh those happy days on the assault course then down to the gas chamber , evenings to mrs wooden t..ts in the wrvs , happy days
Now you have got me confused 105AVRE, just when I had narrowed you down to one of a few at 32 Armd Engr Regt you take yourself off my list of suspects. If you where a FRED in 83-84 I can't place you, more embarrassingly if you where DS at JLRRE I still cannot place you although I did a stint in 54 Sqn during '84 (and can't even remember the names of my two troops, but had Kev C****** as my Troop SSgt, Taff B**l as Troop Sgt (when he was not shooting for the Corps) and Andy G*****t as Troop Cpl by the time I left)!