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Monty lines Aldershot

#4
I run past there most days.....do you know there's still people living in E Block of Arnhem Bks? Apparently it's the Aspire workers or something.
Fucking squatters in my old bunk!!
 
#5
God! I spent a few years there and find the pics rather sad. Is phot No 26 9 Sqn bar? - Looks like it.

As a matter of semi-academic interest, while I was in 1 PARA Offrs' Mess my sister who was studying History of Art at the time came and had a look around Montgomery lines and was particularly interested in the concrete murals as seen on the right on photo No 32. Her angle on ML and Browning Barracks was the cheating fcuk of an architect who designed and built them.

That's bought a load of memories flooding back - thanks for the post.
 
#6
Oyibo said:
God! I spent a few years there and find the pics rather sad. Is phot No 26 9 Sqn bar? - Looks like it.

As a matter of semi-academic interest, while I was in 1 PARA Offrs' Mess my sister who was studying History of Art at the time came and had a look around Montgomery lines and was particularly interested in the concrete murals as seen on the right on photo No 32. Her angle on ML and Browning Barracks was the cheating fcuk of an architect who designed and built them.

That's bought a load of memories flooding back - thanks for the post.
Wasn't it a bloke called Poulson or something? Believe he did a few Barracks around that time and ended up in jail.
 
#8
Oyibo said:
God! I spent a few years there and find the pics rather sad. Is phot No 26 9 Sqn bar? - Looks like it.

I was there from 1999-2006 and 9 SQN bar was at the far left of picture 32, I think photo 26 is from a function room from the NAAFI complex,
 
#9
pegasusbranding said:
Oyibo said:
God! I spent a few years there and find the pics rather sad. Is phot No 26 9 Sqn bar? - Looks like it.

I was there from 1999-2006 and 9 SQN bar was at the far right of picture 32, I think photo 26 is from a function room from the NAAFI complex,
Yes - I stand corrected. The NAAFI. I have vague memories of the 9 Sqn bar being above it (I never went there sober so I may be mistaken).
 
#10
Oyibo said:
pegasusbranding said:
Oyibo said:
God! I spent a few years there and find the pics rather sad. Is phot No 26 9 Sqn bar? - Looks like it.

I was there from 1999-2006 and 9 SQN bar was at the far right of picture 32, I think photo 26 is from a function room from the NAAFI complex,
Yes - I stand corrected. The NAAFI. I have vague memories of the 9 Sqn bar being above it (I never went there sober so I may be mistaken).
I belive before my time they used to be a few SQN bars in the NAAFI complex so things might have changed round lots, Whilst I was there they was only us with a bar in the complex though.
 
#11
Out of interest PB, can one tour around ML nowadays without having to jump through hoops to get the appropriate permission? I am moving back to Europe after many years in Africa, and a nostalgia trip to the 'shot is definitely on the agenda.
 
#12
Oyibo said:
Out of interest PB, can one tour around ML nowadays without having to jump through hoops to get the appropriate permission? I am moving back to Europe after many years in Africa, and a nostalgia trip to the 'shot is definitely on the agenda.
Iam not sure, I do have means to find out though. I will post my findings on here in the near future
 
#13
Oyibo said:
Out of interest PB, can one tour around ML nowadays without having to jump through hoops to get the appropriate permission? I am moving back to Europe after many years in Africa, and a nostalgia trip to the 'shot is definitely on the agenda.
Speak to Cunny Funt on here, he goes in there quite a bit and obviously knows who to speak to.
 
#14
jack-daniels said:
Oyibo said:
Out of interest PB, can one tour around ML nowadays without having to jump through hoops to get the appropriate permission? I am moving back to Europe after many years in Africa, and a nostalgia trip to the 'shot is definitely on the agenda.
Speak to Cunny Funt on here, he goes in there quite a bit and obviously knows who to speak to.
Thanks again JD. I'll also get in touch with TS who used to run the Rat Pit - I know he's been back there. (They're not one and the same are they?)
 
#16
pegasusbranding said:
Oyibo said:
Yes - I stand corrected. The NAAFI. I have vague memories of the 9 Sqn bar being above it (I never went there sober so I may be mistaken).
I was 9 SQN barman for a while, I also never went there sober :D
Hopefully not during the (possibly apocryphal) broomstick incident 8O
 
#19
Oyibo said:
As I suspected! It was (ahem) harder in my day. :D
We did conduct various tests between a broom shaft and the mine marking pole. Due to its lightweight construction and airflow resistance not to mention its flexibility and day glow colour The mine marking pole was the weapon of choice in my era, and besides the cleaners kept complaining to the QM why all their brushes were ending up in two pieces. 8O
 
#20
pegasusbranding said:
Oyibo said:
As I suspected! It was (ahem) harder in my day. :D
We did conduct various tests between a broom shaft and the mine marking pole. Due to its lightweight construction and airflow resistance not to mention its flexibility and day glow colour The mine marking pole was the weapon of choice in my era, and besides the cleaners kept complaining to the QM why all their brushes were ending up in two pieces. 8O
Brooms? Mine marking rods? Pah! Whatever happened to bumpers?

Right, I've had too much whisky and I'm going to bed.
 

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