I do remember a bone troop plaque that we all bought.........and pass-off pictures of the cadre (fcuk me we were stupid......thinking my mum would cherish a picture of some fat fcukers who have been beasting the sh1t out of her son for 9 months.........my nan threw hers in a drawer too)
Remember Ex Brave Defender...............what a fcuking scream. Hundreds of half trained junior soldiers running around the camp like *********............If my memory serves me correctly didn't the Paras attack one of our locations and kick the sh1t out of some of the lads?
If Ex Brave Defender is the one i think your on about, might of been some of the 2 Sqn bods who got whacked by the paras, we could hear it from our Loc, same Ex there was Belgium paras knocking about looking like total cnuts.
Ouston what a place, having to buy a tracksuit, saturday morning drill, trying to get back into camp on a saturday afternoon looking sober, every exercise you ever did was on Otterburn the Devils very own Sh1thouse, weeding the entire airfield so Princess Annes plane could land for our pass off.
Remember the RSM getting a kissogram on the square on a saturday morning during drill, steam coming out of his ears, Drill stops for no man or woman, he was a pure Cassette head.
Remember the inter-squadron sports day turning into a mass pitch invasion during the 5-a-side.
Jeff Ellis was the TP SGT, what a bloke an absolute gent, you could not ask for a better TP SGT, if there was ever a valid argument for cloning this man is the one, every basic training TP should have one. We wouldn't get any of the pond life we get nowadays.
Sgt Ellis I salute you.
Yes they were the days a whole year in Ouston Lightning troop 1981. On completion of training being in the shooting team as a trained soldier yee haaa. Wearing your Sunday best out to Newcastle on a Saturday. Everyone walking as Michelen men trying to sneak past Dinga Bell with your jeans and stuff on underneath. Babysitting for the troop Sergeant and getting a peak at a hard core mivie for the first time. Yes I remeber it all well good days long gone boo hoooo
Can any old ousten boys help, when I was there 88-92 there were some remains of buildings or masts or something at the far end of one runway , anyone any ideas ? This was at the far end of the north - south runway
Again? I've run around that place enough times thank you very much
I very nearly got posted back there as a Sgt to an Arty rear link I think it was. But it all turned out to be a mistake thank god.
I once ran in to an RAF type on a sailing course who used to fly Hunters out of the place in the sixties! RAF Albermarle, hence Albermarle Barracks.
Eddie Bell what a scary character. Back in 84 what were the names of the 3 RPs, two siggies (one a fat cnut) and a LCpl who was the epitome of ugly and stupid? He sold his TV to buy one of those new fangled video recorders, or so I heard.
I remember Cpl Glen M****** throwing an SLR at one of the guys complete with fixed bayonet for doing somthing wrong during a drill lesson. Also Gaz Te**n made to do right turns in the middle of the square shouting out "I'm a useless cnut" each time during drill (he ended up in the PT Corps - not bad considering he failed his first BFT!!) top bloke by the way. Could you imagine stuff like that happening today?
As G3Ops says. (I thought) I thought it was crap but it really was a fcuking great time looking back. Wouldn't be allowed today though Someone might get hurt.