Memories of your favourite exercise

#1
I remember many years ago our CO made us revert to our infantry role and participated in a regimental attack. Being of that exercise and watching it all come together................. Magic.

What was your favourite memory?
 
#2
Ex Snow Queen,Bavaria mid 70s best skive ever till money for ski lift pass ran out then had do do x country skiing for remainder,what a bummer,but happy days,stayed in German guest house bussed to the mountain then on the p1ss every night,quality.
 
#3
grippar said:
Ex Snow Queen,Bavaria mid 70s best skive ever till money for ski lift pass ran out then had do do x country skiing for remainder,what a bummer,but happy days,stayed in German guest house bussed to the mountain then on the p1ss every night,quality.[/quote

There used to be a whole hospital ward full of crippled squaddys in Sontofen every winter who had skied of roofs, down ski jumps ect

classic
 
#4
We used do drift dive on the way back from the pub,remeber one guy concussing on a hidden fence post.
 
#7
Ex REDSHANK and Ex GOLBETROT were always my favourite, only outdone by the wonderful DRUIDS DANCE, marvellous!!!! Ex OPEN DOOR in Portugal was good for a piss up, but the best must have been Ex TRUMPET DANCE (Fort Lewis, Yakima, Seattle!!!).
 

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#8
Ex Storm King. Details are now sketchy, but I seem to recall whole battalion drove to Catterick from Colchester, then from there to Sennybridge, only to find we should have been on Salisbury. 3 weeks of little sleep, little food and farting around Britain.
 
#9
Med Man 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 enjoyed everyone of them.

Also enjoyed the really big exercises in Germany which lasted 6 weeks.

But Soltau used to make me cry as no matter how long we cammed up for old WOLFGANG in his small blue fricky wagon always and I mean always used to find us, terraine never mattered either as his wagon never got bogged in. I thínk that the Armoured Development unit should have taken a look at his van and used it as a prototype for off road vehicles.
 
#10
Crusader '80 in Germany was a huge exercise as was Ex. Spearpoint '82?

Remember doing a Coy. attack down a busy high street with civvies everywhere
Helecopter attack onto a school (on school day) where some STAB engineers were dug in.
Living in someones garden with the lads using their shower and toilet - poor sods toilet a right mess

playing a local football team (while on exercise) we wore red PT vests/blue shorts (issued)
them in full german national kit with the diagonal stripe - thought we were gonna get hammered.. we won.. party with the Mayor in the clubhouse afterwards (tea and sticky's) - back to slit treach that night - surreal!
 
#11
Ex Lionheart 1984.

Driving around aimlessly for days on end in a Bedford MK.
Christ only knows what I was supposed to be doing.

Best skive ever and even got saluted by a WO2 during a NBC attack because I was carrying an SMG.
 
#12
s_n_l_r said:
Crusader 1980, got a Bedford license with four hours of driver training...
The old days of jamming the works ticket on the pedal and autobahn changeovers whilst moving :)
 
#13
Ex Runnel Stone with the Danes, always good for a laugh.
 
#14
One Flying Falcon we had aMedic Sgt with us who got given Site Commander for our Commhead. He was fat and unfit and the power went to his head. Lots of "Where's your beret? You cant sleep there! Have you washed and shaved? Take an extra etc."

Anyway, whilst supervising litter picking he puts his SMG down on the Line Rover roof. Liney doesn't notice and proceeds to drive off. Ten minutes later Audey Murphy cant remember where he put his weapon and we all get called in to search for it. After half an hour of no weapon found the OC decides somabody must have had a grudge against the said medman and must have thrown his SMG in the farmers cess pit.

Well it's his weapon and we're not going in there. Cue the man himself covered in black bin bags to waist height scrabbling around in 3 feet of pig manure just as the Line Rover drives back in after travelling 10 miles with his weapon still on the roof.

Oh how we chortled.
 
#15
Can anyone remember the name of the FTX which was held in BAOR in August / Sept 1989? was in the field for about 6 weeks or so if I remember correctly.

Ex Womble on Soltau and Hohne - supposed to be clearing up rubbish, hid in the back of a Bedford all week :)
 
#16
dumbstruck said:
Med Man 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 enjoyed everyone of them.

Also enjoyed the really big exercises in Germany which lasted 6 weeks.

But Soltau used to make me cry as no matter how long we cammed up for old WOLFGANG in his small blue fricky wagon always and I mean always used to find us, terraine never mattered either as his wagon never got bogged in. I thínk that the Armoured Development unit should have taken a look at his van and used it as a prototype for off road vehicles.
I have an old photo of my wagon 11B towing Wolfgang out of a trank track he got bogged in. Free Frik and chips for the crew which was nice.
 
#18
Missed out on Crusader , Spearpoint & lionheart. But as a young cadet remember watching enviously as my dad stuffed his 58 pat & dissapeared for a few weeks to join the fun. Fast fprward a few years to Ex Reforger 87 its 3am, pi55ing down ,ice forming inside my tin hat, 58pat shrunk so much I look like a rabbit caught in a snare, frezzing bloody cold, starving bloody hungry, SLR getting heavier & heavier & I,m on the bum stag. Wondering why the fcuk I ever joined.

There were also all the yearly comms exersises, Summer sales , winter sales & the barsteward Flying Falcon. Aka Flying Fcukup. I remember one FF where we were located at a dock right on the bank of the R Weser. One jerrycan of diesel bought me & my fellow pod op a very desirable houseboat as accomadation for the few days we were there. Central heating , hot shower & comfy bed. Loveley jubbly :) Talk about daggers being thrown in our direction.

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#19
The prized Relay position for those exercises was always the garage forecourt next to the brothel outside somewhere called (IIRC) marionberg
 
#20
Most exercises in germany, driving red-eye, playing bumper cars on the route 2 in TTF's.

After LIONHEART my breakdown flag was so crispy it could fly without wind :twisted:
 
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