Operation Telic

#1
Having left the region last time in May 2003 i am keen to gauge opinion on what is happening at Shaibah (hospital) currently, as i return soon.
What's the latest? What's the place like to be at now?
Facilities...PX, NAAFI, Burger King, telephones, internet, general living conditions?

Many thanks.
 
#2
Don't know about the hospital but SLB has great facilities. The Welfare village is very good. There's a Subway, Pizza Hut, good shop and a couple of cafes. There is also a lot of phone and internet facilities. The food is really good too.
Enjoy
 
#3
The hospital site at Shaibah has decent accommodation in Corimecs, with its own internet and phone cabins, gym, EFI shop and (non-alcoholic) bar, and small but well-stocked chogi shop. The food is very good. Other facilities on SLB as described above - you may wish to avoid the unhygienic looking barber at the Welfare Village, however. If the Danes are still there they used to do a good brunch at the weekends.
 
#5
The drinking had certainly stopped by Telic 5 (just for the hospital staff, mind you - infantry, engineers, RLC etc. were considered more trustworthy than doctors, nurses and other medics), and I gather the ban continues.
 
#6
What the hells going on there, on Telic 3 & 4 there was no probs getting a can or 2 via the NAFFI bar & extras via the GSMs bar near the acclimation camp.

Is it the typical, lets not treat them like adults they may just do a good job syndrome.

As for what does the camp look like, try google earth pointer to 3025’31,95” N 4738’31.01” E the picture is about 1 yr old, but from all accounts hasn’t changed much.
 

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