The Bridge and Monty are closing soon!!!

Discussion in 'Sappers' started by hurrahfortheRE, Apr 21, 2007.

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  1. Just a quick post to let you know that soon the Bridge Bar and Montgomery Club will be no more. Heard on the grapevine that soon they will have to be drunk dry and closed for good, as soon as I get the dates of the "drink-em-dry" nights I will post them.

  2. feck me there goes another chapter within the corps brought to a sad end.

    i think that i may have enjoyed myself in those establishments one or two times BUT i cannot honestly remember.

    RIP (both bars)
  3. chimera

    chimera LE Moderator

    V Sad. Why are they closing? Is this PAYD madness?
  4. I know the bridge has already gone through several guises in it's lifetime, but another peice of corps legend bites the dust...

    Sad day indeed.

    What is the fate of squadron bars in Germany, are they going the same way?
  5. Nope 43 are off to Waterbeach to Spearhead 25 Air Support Regiment, and 33 will soon be 33 Armd Engineer Sqn.
    Dunno what will happen when 38 take over the camp.

    Will keep everyone posted
  6. I went through three re-fits of the Bridge between 86 and 90. Keep us informed as it will indeed be a black armband day and a very sad day for the Corp, much history lost! :cry: :cry:
  7. chimera

    chimera LE Moderator

    Why can't it stay as a 38 Bar? The history is with the camp and all those that served there not the unit.
  8. Like the yellow escort by the camp gates ,also the electric fire in the top Sanger , if DNA tests were done half of our beloved CORP's would be the father :oops: :oops: :x :x
    Will be a sad day when they do close them
  9. Surely they can keep the bars alive...the mural in 33 is sacrosanct....or take it down piece by piece and rebuild it in the Corps museum. (the mural, not the bar).
  10. I'll ask 33's badge whats happening to the Mural, let you know tomorow
  11. The famous mural in the Bridge Inn is being taken down and moved to RAF Aldergrove where the PO Trg Team will be based to take pride of place in their bar.
  12. hurrah wrote:
    The famous mural in the Bridge Inn is being taken down and moved to RAF Aldergrove where the PO Trg Team will be based to take pride of place in their bar.[/quote]

    good effort, quality piece they still give the presentation minature mural picture, framed, to 33 sqn personnel on leaving, mine has pride of place at home.

    Good luck to all curently serving there, good luck in the re-org and location.
  13. Sad too hear about the Bridge closing, i had many a good night in there. but i got my mini mural hanging at home to help bring the fond memories back.

    Good Times.
  14. I must be getting old and daft or it was being toooooo pished
    but what mural cant ever remember one ? when i was there ,is it the same as the print we all got when it went from being 33 IND FD SQN to 33 FD SQN coz if there was one I cant picture it :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
  15. ....I left the Squadron Dec '77 and had the pleasure of many a happy evening in the Bridge Inn, but for the life of me cant remember a Mural...I did try and drive a 'Muirhill' in there one night , but thats another thread!

    Any of you guys enlighten an ageing Plant OP about this and perhaps a piccy ? The only thing I got when I left was a bollockin from my troopy for giving him the sections 'spare' ammo.....and a hangover that lasted 3 months!

    I dont know when you guys were there but it was one of the best bars ever! ( I went to 10 Sqn (Laarbruch)from there and that was also a dogs nuts bar)

    All the best to you all out there.

    p.s. Some of you oldies might know me from 33, I was the duty plant op at Girdwood for about 16 months from July '76 ( ish) - Dec '77.