The best 4 years I've ever had(appart from BATUS), mind you that was when they were in Osnatraz. Brilliant unit, they love the REME and treat you like one of the family. Still keep in touch with a couple of them.
Had a bloody marvellous time with them. Without a doubt the best unit it has been my good fortune ever to serve with. Served with C Sqn in 5th Tp (and boy did the ASM dislike that!) Worked on both Chally 1 and Chally 2. Did 3 years, extended for 4 and had another extension in when I got promoted and posted. Had to think long and hard about asking for a tranfer to the QRL rather than accept the posting. In the end I accepted the posting. LOL can I make it ANY clearer as to how good a unit this is?.
I had the honour of serving with these guys when they first arrived on the scene in Osnabruck. We weren't sure what to expect as we were all 4RTR LAD originally but in a short space of time they showed us that we had nothing to worry about. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them & was gutted when a posting order arrived condemning me to 3 long, hard years with 12 regt RA. That's the only downside of a decent posting, REME MRO make you pay for it afterwards!
Nothing but good news, awesome unit, served 9 years in 2 different postings with them, and tried to transfer on numerous occasions, if i had my time again i would of been a "death or Glory" boy from day 1.
Humph, I've still got the sore neck to this day, I'll never forget him saying to me, "can you swap sides with me as Humph is hurting me," with a little tear in his eye. LOL.
He was the only kiss-ball ref that could referee a whole game from the center circle.
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