The Best Sapper Built Bars You Have Discovered?

#1
As the Subject Title says... What is the best Bar you have come across on tour? (Photo if possible).

The one at REMF City on the edge of the Adriatic in Divulje Barracks, Split, Croatia (NOT BOSNIA) could be hard to beat!!! only had a handful of nights there to enjoy but that Bar was something else...

Gundulph
 
#2
dj bks bar was quality granted only had acouple of nights there also, but made the most of them.
we had a topper of a bar in Kenya (92) with 8 fd sqn situated in the wildlife park of the "Aberdares" nothing special to look at but it more than did the job.
only a tp of fieldies & a sect of mud muppets in the middle of nowhere but true fun & games were had by all of those who got leathered there.
will see if i still have the photos but they may cause embarassment to some people now. :idea:
 
#3
The Engineers built a cracking bar at GV, remember the barman was a mad Geordie who mixed cocktails in a urine bottle.. Happy Days..
 
#4
I agree with the nominations for DJ Bks and the P Factory bar, but I'd also like to add the Vitez bar, built in double-quick time. Actually, it was the second building to be constructed after the Ops room, I recall...

...good work, fellas! :D
 
#5
They built the Ops Room first? How odd!
 

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#6
stiff_digit said:
They built the Ops Room first? How odd!
Standards must be slipping.

Agree that DJ Barracks must have been one of the best.

But does anyone remember the 'Blue Oyster Bar' which briefly existed next to what is now HQ MND(SE) at Basrah Airport? Built during TELIC 1 - taken down by 3 Div on taking over TELIC 2.
 
#7
chimera said:
stiff_digit said:
They built the Ops Room first? How odd!
Standards must be slipping.

Agree that DJ Barracks must have been one of the best.

But does anyone remember the 'Blue Oyster Bar' which briefly existed next to what is now HQ MND(SE) at Basrah Airport? Built during TELIC 1 - taken down by 3 Div on taking over TELIC 2.
As a strawberry mivvie at Basrah in 2003, I thought the Bar close to where our tents were (opposite 53 Sqn RE) was a Scalies built and run Bar? must admit though, very glad to be accepted by all there! and many thanks to those of you who accepted us strawberry mivvies at your table for an ale or 2 (remembering the 2 can ruleing of course!) bit weird though how myself and 12 others who had been invited to Happy Hour with 53 by an old friend were turned away by the SSM with the words 'I don't allow Civvies in my Bar'!!! he was more a civvy than any of us stood there!!!!!

Gundulph
 
#8
Bar on the Quay next to the RFA at free town, Knocked up by 59. Royal entertained Cheryll baker 'of bucks fizz fame' to a naked bar one night

Bar itself was a fairly simple affair with palm frond roof, but was host to some excellent mayhem and wrong doings on 2 can/2 case stella nights !!

Toodlepip
TheGimp
 
#9
[quote="Gundulph"
The one at REMF City on the edge of the Adriatic in Divulje Barracks, Split, Croatia (NOT BOSNIA) could be hard to beat!!! only had a handful of nights there to enjoy but that Bar was something else...

Gundulph[/quote]

I absolutely have to agree with you on this one. It took a while for me to believe i was sitting on a balcony watching the sunset over the adriatic as i slowly got p1ssed - and paid for it. REMFing has its moments!!!!!
 
#10
A looooong time ago in a Province not far away - the "Dagger Bar"* in Castle Dillon, Armagh. It even had a purpose built knocking shop next door with mood lighting for "disco" night, when busloads of "I gotta get outta here" <ahem> young ladies would do (almost) anything to get hitched and a one way ticket across the Irish Sea.


* 59 Sqn tour 1976. Naturally, every 4 months the name changed, depending on which RE gang took over.
 
#11
:lol: Staaken, You are revealing an increasingly 'interesting' social history!!!

Anyone remember the EOD Bar in Stanley? if you were not able to float in through an open window and then have the ability to 'hover' you would end up having to pay for a crate of 'Green' or 'Red' after having either stepped on a pressure pad or set off a booby trapped phone, can of beer, ashtray, toilet, bag of cheese and onion crisps, cigarette!, beer mat, beer towel, beer glass, cheese and ham toastie, cheese and onion toastie, plain cheese toastie or special cheese,ham,onion and mayo taostie!!!!! and then to add to the pleasure you had to attempt to walk around the bar following the painted footsteps, which even followed the walls and ceiling! upon failure you owed 'another' crate!!! it took 4 or 5 times entering the Bar to simply manage to make it past the hidden pressure pads and get to the Bar to order your booby trapped beer!!!

Anything similar been constructed since?

Gundulph
 
#12
Gundulph said:
:lol: Staaken, You are revealing an increasingly 'interesting' social history!!!
I normally ended up on stag those nights, being a utter sprog. Mind you, it had it's compensations, especially as the sangar nearest the bar/knocking shop was equipped with a Starlight scope.....
If videos had been invented back then, I'd have made a fortune in blackmailing fees....
 
#14
stiff_digit said:
The Engineers built a cracking bar at GV, remember the barman was a mad Geordie who mixed cocktails in a urine bottle.. Happy Days..
Yeah that was one of my favourites! Although did build an awesome bar in Kenya just outside Nanyuki on some farmers land where we had SHQ. Built from bamboo if I remember rightly. We had to repair it after a pis$up got out of hand and people were flying through the walls, we left it for the farmer to use.
 
#15
I remember a night in an engineers bar, just outside Podujevo in Kosovo...The night was hosted by a squaddie in drag, who called itself Davina from Pristina, and irish-jigged about the place.....

As an MP, and an invited guest, I was honoured to be involved in a game called 'spank the monkey'.......my arrse matched the colour of my beret for a good few days afterwards...As did my face......Shouldnt have worn the damned UN MP T-shirt that night, methinks.....

Great times.....Does anyone else remember this bar? Or have any pice of the night in question?
 
#16
A few spring to mind

7 squadrons bar was indeed cool Gundolph... when were you there mate??... do you remember the "javelin through the engine block" incident that happened after one particularly heavy Regimental sports day?... or the monthly "incontinence night, or the Aussie back packer we had handcuffed to the bar all weekend, taking turns to drill her before we flogged her to dog squadron for 6 crates and a box of ginsters :D

"The pink Mortar" in the deathstar at MPA (3 field squadron tour 1988) was.... different and hosted several popular themed nights,(terrorists being one of the more memorable ones... where the f uck half the costumes and weapons came from i dont know) and the IR black decor made for an "intimate" surrounding.... and covered for the bloke who shat in a QA's handbag one night.

Agree with the EOD bar in Stanley.... had to get about 6 crates in that night... but of course helped to empty them...

3 squadrons bar in Rideau was excellent aswell, with half an assault boat mounted above the door for chucking empties in (er...until it collapsed) and a pet python called "fluff".... who met a tragic end when 9 squadron took over and the had a tug of war with her, ripped her head off and painted her maroon :D

happy.... and VERY drunken days.
 
#17
37 fd sqn "the elephant & hassle " mid to late 80's not a very nice bar to encounter as a young sprog.
did all the electrics for the bar when 29 fd sqn moved into the new block & built the bar in the cellar.
both were good bars but for sheer unadulterated drunkenness of the highest order it has to be 37, made my liver & kidney's into the swiss cheese's that they are today.
 
#18
shortfuse said:
A few spring to mind

7 squadrons bar was indeed cool Gundolph... when were you there mate??... do you remember the "javelin through the engine block" incident that happened after one particularly heavy Regimental sports day?... or the monthly "incontinence night, or the Aussie back packer we had handcuffed to the bar all weekend, taking turns to drill her before we flogged her to dog squadron for 6 crates and a box of ginsters :D

"The pink Mortar" in the deathstar at MPA (3 field squadron tour 1988) was.... different and hosted several popular themed nights,(terrorists being one of the more memorable ones... where the f uck half the costumes and weapons came from i dont know) and the IR black decor made for an "intimate" surrounding.... and covered for the bloke who shat in a QA's handbag one night.

Agree with the EOD bar in Stanley.... had to get about 6 crates in that night... but of course helped to empty them...

3 squadrons bar in Rideau was excellent aswell, with half an assault boat mounted above the door for chucking empties in (er...until it collapsed) and a pet python called "fluff".... who met a tragic end when 9 squadron took over and the had a tug of war with her, ripped her head off and painted her maroon :D

happy.... and VERY drunken days.
LMFAO :lol: and I am sure there are lots, lots more Bar stories headed in the drunken direction of this thread!!!
 
#19
Memory fades a bit but I think it was at a place called Gosford Castle in 1970 when we were providing cover for (?9 Independent Para Sqn RE?- I told you my memory was fading! :lol: ) who were due to 'spike' the border crossings.

The bar was the first thing that was set up, of course, and it was at the head of some very impressively rugged stairs.. about 20 feet up to the landing and no bannister-rail. It was in operation within two hours of castle being secured!!!

The place had no electricity and so when I reeled out of the bar to find my scratcher, at about midnight, I narrowly missed doing an impromptu base jump onto the flagstones below! :lol:

Great place and good company!
 
#20
The EOD bar in Stanley was a bit of a Mare to get around in 82-83 but as the reputation spread the only ones in there were the EOD.
They soon had to deactivate themselves as other RE Units would go in and wreck the place, you can only demand so much beer, it was quite ingenious though.

The RE Holdfast bar at DJ was unfortunately handed over to the RLC Loggies who tried the same tricks on the Multi Nationals.
What they did was bill for a crate, they would take 16 bottles and hand over 8 to the unsuspecting victims.
The Belgian SF Troop in question went Fakin Ballistic, the resulting battle and blue lights was some of the best entertainment I saw there apart from a scratch band called heat stress index.
 
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