Quarters on Blandford Camp

The quarter we have in Blandford is bloody marvellous! Because we have no loftspace the ceiling is the roof (if you get my drift). The Mrs says it's the best quarter we have ever been privelegd to be allocated (OK I lied about that bit). She reckons that it's like sleeping in an upside down boat - except a boat wouldn't leak that much let's face it. When it rains, which is a lot in Blandford, it sounds like you are in a caravan. Boat? Caravan? Either way it's like one long holiday - awesome! :D
 

C5H12O

Old-Salt
Being not far from Blandford, try and ask for West Moors. Small patch, houses arnt bad and some of the gardens you need a sit down mower to cut the grass! Only draw back is the 20min drive to the back gate at Blandford (well ive done it in 14!). We have Royal Marines from Poole here so they may let Signals stay?
 

CHARLIE224

Old-Salt
Mate of mine try to get one in West Moors only to be fecked off, you can't ask for a MQ thats not in your area unless you have got a bloodly good excuse and even than the retarded DHE mob will give you the finger. 8O

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I had a quarter in West Moors. It was the smallest quarter I have ever had. The garden was huge though. And the school in the village sucked the beef. My daughter had loads of grief there from the pointyheads. Half the patch has been sold off and is full of rusty Sierra driving Chavs. Theres a top Indian Takeaway in Ferndown mind, on the main drag infront of Tescos
 

Spliff-Boy

Old-Salt
But Charles, surely West Moors is in your area as West Moors is part of the Blandford Garrison; however would Guru have got a MQ there?
 
mungeous said:
I was very well informed not so long ago that the quarters on Blandford camp are the worst in the UK

I see your Blandford and raise you Bulford.

I went to a mates house in Blandford a while back for a bbq. It wasnt too bad for him, no kids and a bit minimalist, but i tried to imagine what it would be like if i was posted there. I estimated that i would be able to fit about a third of our posessions in the house. The sofa and dining table would fill the living area and leave zero floor space. It would be completely unworkable - but i would expect the default DHE response of "we're here to house you, not your furniture".
 

RABC

LE
Blimey - I had an MQ there in 1983 - it wasn't brilliant then but alt least we had gas heating, not all electric like some poor souls
 
Still, only costs about 120 quid amonth, so musn't grumble eh?
 
the_guru said:
Still, only costs about 120 quid amonth, so musn't grumble eh?

There is that i suppose, but the tollerance would start to wear thin after a few months of climbing over everything you own
 
One quarter I lived in had carpet squares, tiled floors and a meat locker

When the army decided to sign the housing over to civvy contracts not many companys were interested.

I think it was the holes in the roofs that put them off !!
 
polar69 said:
One quarter I lived in had carpet squares, tiled floors and a meat locker

I think all the Blandford quarters still have their 'meat lockers'/larders - I know mine did on South Crescent and they're supposed to be some of the better houses.

Don't expect a shower in your house either - many of them still don't have them.
 

mungeous

Old-Salt
A collegue of mine always puts down the address of the actual quarters he wants. He doesn't get them but always gets a couple of doors down.
 
so should i just take it that houses on gunville down road are generally crap
I applied for a house everywhere but gunville when i announced i was getting married. Have fought a loosing battle and have been told id better take the house or id be on a long waiting list. The lovely old dear in the welfare office then told me that the previous morning a ghurka had turned dow 3 houses in a row in south crecent because he wanted to be in the same street as his ghurka buddies, guess what! he got what he wanted. I was then fully aware that there were 3 unoccupied houses. this was back in march. I turned the quarter down and havnt gotten married either as we managed to wangle a council flat. However my child is due to be born any day now, so i went back to the families office.
I was then told they had held my house in gunville down for me (for 2 months!) despite me saying i didnt want it. Two months i should have been waiting patiently for a house in a street where i can house my family and dog without the missus going mad. I then asked if i could move into the quarter to which they replied, not until your married.
Im not getting married for a month or two, so i reckon thats an empty quarter sitting there for about 5 months. Blandford and quarters, ill never fully understand it!

rant ends!
 
I don't mean to sound like a Veteran. But it was good enough quarters in 87/91.For my family.
And I'd imagine with Standards rising over the yrs. The inside of the Quarters has improved. It will be the home that you make it. Good luck. And make the most of the beautiful area
 
I don't mean to sound like a Veteran. But it was good enough quarters in 87/91.For my family.
And I'd imagine with Standards rising over the yrs. The inside of the Quarters has improved. It will be the home that you make it. Good luck. And make the most of the beautiful area
I doubt the OP is still waiting to find out about the quarters 16 years later.
 

Ravers

LE
Kit Reviewer
I doubt the OP is still waiting to find out about the quarters 16 years later.
Knowing how shite the system is, he could well be.

On the plus side, both his kids have grown up and left home now so he can make do with a smaller place.
 
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