PWRR

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im pretty much set on joining PWRR now but ill probably end up in germany or cyprus just wondering if anyone has any experience in these countries and could share some advise or info
 

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#2
Germany is very good on rules and hairy armpits, whilst Cyprus is a bit warmer and a lot smaller, unless you have dual Turkish nationality.
 
#4
You will hate Cyprus. Nice for a holiday but...

Germany is brill if you get into it. If you sit in camp and complain about the locals you will hate it.

My first post (Queen's) for 5 years in BAOR was fantastic. Get out and enjoy the locals, learn the language and you will love the place.
 

atko

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andyboy443 said:
im pretty much set on joining PWRR now but ill probably end up in germany or cyprus just wondering if anyone has any experience in these countries and could share some advise or info
Paderborne is quality if get out and enjoy yourself. Good nights out and the locals are friendly, high proportion of good looking females. Its easy to fly home direct to Stansted airport, or join in the road trip with your muckers. Its cold and snowy in the winter with plenty of ski trips at the weekend and the summers are long and hot.

Like the others say, get out and about, learn the lingo and make the most of living in Europe with all its attractions. Your come home a better man for it.
 
#8
Yeah Paderborn is a good posting. You have to venture off the beaten track to get the best out of it though, don't get stuck in a rut doing the same stuff week in week out.
The more German you speak the better but there's been british here for years so you'd be surprised how many boxheads speak our lingo. (even though some like to pretend they don't!)
 
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andyboy443 said:
im pretty much set on joining PWRR now but ill probably end up in germany or cyprus just wondering if anyone has any experience in these countries and could share some advise or info
Yes mate have experienced both countries and both are really good. It all boils down to making the most of it all and going there with a positive attitude and enjoying yourself.

As you've probably read the previous post, there's some that don't like Germany and some don't like Cyprus. Well, I enjoyed both and have happy memories from them. There are times when you'll get pissed off with things in either country you go to but the good times will out weigh the bad times.

I done over 23 yrs in the Infantry and I can honestly say there's not one place I didn't enjoy - and that includes Bulford. Maybe I'm just easy to please and just get on with life and enjoy it.

Where ever you decide to go, enjoy it at the tax payers expense.

BT. :D
 
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andyboy443 said:
im pretty much set on joining PWRR now but ill probably end up in germany or cyprus just wondering if anyone has any experience in these countries and could share some advise or info[/quote

Im ex 1PWRR and i really enjoyed my time in the battalion , a lot of the lads i worked with also lived near me in london and we all used to go on the lash at weekends i was also based in Padernorn , but not with the battalion i was posted to the Joint Service Parachute Centre , so i spent most of my time skydiving and going out on the lash in Savoys the Dome ,and the Funfactory , i think you will enjoy your time with either of the Battalions ,

anyway good luck with it
 
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skymacuk said:
andyboy443 said:
im pretty much set on joining PWRR now but ill probably end up in germany or cyprus just wondering if anyone has any experience in these countries and could share some advise or info[/quote

Im ex 1PWRR and i really enjoyed my time in the battalion , a lot of the lads i worked with also lived near me in london and we all used to go on the lash at weekends i was also based in Padernorn , but not with the battalion i was posted to the Joint Service Parachute Centre , so i spent most of my time skydiving and going out on the lash in Savoys the Dome ,and the Funfactory , i think you will enjoy your time with either of the Battalions ,

anyway good luck with it
Spent a lot of my time at the JSPC, a few stories to tell from there. Great fun to be had many a time.

BT. :lol:
 
#16
Warlord said:
Any ex Royal Hampshires around ??
Yes, me!

I've just asked that question myself on another thread.

I wasn't in it for long as I was there through the amalgamation. '91-'92.

4ptn. B Coy.

When was your era?
 
#17
It depends on what u want to do .? germany iff u want armoured or cyprus if u want light role both our Bns are great postings . Been posted to both cyprus and germany(jspc) . Both Bns have good rep aswell


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#19
I was in uk a few years , then spent a few years in Germany, before leaving the army.
Germany is ok, but the winter is bloody cold, and if armoured inf, like you would be, there will be times on ranges and training exercises in the sticks, where as said, Germany gets cold October- March.

That said, the summers are great and Europe is easy to travel to- Amsterdam can be done easily on a weekend on the train. Things are generally bit cheaper, and you get some perks in BFG.

However, if you have a girlfriend in UK, it could be difficult and you may meet lads who sit and moan about being based in Germany, I didnt like it to begin with, but I got to enjoy it as time went on...loved the Whore houses aswell!!!

Like UK, there are good and not so good postings. Make sure when you chose your unit, you look into its location and future location. But part of being in the army is the travel and chance to live in places you wouldnt normally live in.
 

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