Pond Jump West

#1
I'm off to Canada soon as OPFOR for Pond Jump West.

Any hints, never having been there myself?

Dismounted so usual stuff about fitness etc.

Thanks

BB
 
#2
where exactly?
 
#3
No idea yet, ( except.....canada....)

I will try to find out more

BB
 
#5
Excellent training for dismounted Infantry. I was there in the summer and the mozzies were bigger than the boils on MDN's bum. However, both dry and LIVEXs are only limited by the imagination of the people planning them (and we had some pretty good staff) so there's every opportunity to fill your boots. Social life is almost non-existent in the local hostelries. One or two tired tarts getting their kit off (and sticking to the floor as they do the splits) so no joy there either. Take the trip to Edmonton, see the biggest Mall in the world, complete with submaries (I sh*t you not!), and head west to the Rockies and Jaspar. You'll have an outstanding time.
 
#6
Camp Wainwright?

OK place for military exercise. Nothing else there. Literally.
As has been pointed out, if you have any free time, don't waste it there. Head to Edmonton, Calgary, Jasper, Banff. The Rockys are beautiful.
Edmonton is still pretty cold this time of year, but all of Canada's Western Army is now based there.
 
#7
Thanks guys.

I think we are over there june/july time which gives me enough of a heads up to get some turbo nutter mossie rep.
 
#8
Storeman Norman said:
I was there in the summer and the mozzies were bigger than the boils on MDN's bum...
....Take the trip to Edmonton, see the biggest Mall in the world, complete with submarines (I sh*t you not!), and head west to the Rockies and Jaspar. You'll have an outstanding time.
Yep I did Pond Jump West and Norman is bang on target. Edmonton is outstanding - the mall is unbelievable. It has a Scottish pub with McEwans Red! It has an indoor rollercoaster park INSIDE the bloody mall. And a swimming pool complete with bungee jump. Also big cinema complex.

But the mozzies are f***ing evil - I kid you not. I was getting bitten through my combats! Get yerself a headnet at least and stock up on Deet (the best repellentout there)

pd
 
#9
Late to the party, but just going through the posts.
Pond Jump West back in '94 with 1 Wessex Mortar Platoon attached to Royal Welch Fusiliers. As pd says, the mozzies were killers.....
Yep, enjoyed the bungee jump and a few heavy nights. Seem to recall the "Red Onion" or "Purple Onion" pub with barrels of monkey nuts.....say no more........
Adventure training in Jasper was great.
 
#10
Late to the party, but just going through the posts.
Pond Jump West back in '94 with 1 Wessex Mortar Platoon attached to Royal Welch Fusiliers. As pd says, the mozzies were killers.....
Yep, enjoyed the bungee jump and a few heavy nights. Seem to recall the "Red Onion" or "Purple Onion" pub with barrels of monkey nuts.....say no more........
Adventure training in Jasper was great.
Late to the party indeed , @Bravo_Bravo is now in a retirement home .
 
#13
I'm off to Canada soon as OPFOR for Pond Jump West.

Any hints, never having been there myself?

Dismounted so usual stuff about fitness etc.

Thanks

BB
Extremes of temperature - heatstroke by day and hypothermia by night. Good fun, though.

I was young, then, and much more stupid.
 

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