When will JHQ Rheindahlen close?

Goatman

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Are you a Journo OS ? Minty McGinty is..... and came clean from first contact....think how much BETTER you'll feel.....

Planning timeline for everything in BF(G) is a fifteen year rolling horizon......if you've been told Rheindahlen will close in 2015 it will come as some surprise to the German Federal Government....

( in my view ONLY, it would come as a considerable surprise to my grandfather to learn that 61 years after Hitler blew his lid off, British soldiers were STILL standing the Watch on the Rhine....)
 
#7
Since JHQ is home of UKSC(G) it will by definition be one of the last to close. And goatman is nearly right, some Garrisons are on a 15year rolling horizon but Paderborn is on a 25 year one and JHQ will have to be too. So to answer the question, not before 2031.
 
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Not a jerno mate - been serving 33+ years. Planning time for Osnabruk is NOT 15 years - Planning for Hohn /FingB is longer than 15 years - nuff sed!
 

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Not a jerno mate - been serving 33+ years. Planning time for Osnabruk is NOT 15 years - Planning for Hohn /FingB is longer than 15 years - nuff sed!
Hang on....you were asking about Rheindahlen...wtf has Osnatraz to do with it ?....My info may indeed be out of date - I left Army Estates Organisation in 2003 to go and play in the Sand....but AFAIK the 15 yr thing is still extant......this is of course ignoring the impact of BRAC....but then I'm sure OS, you'll be more aware of the likely implications than I.....
 
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Word on the street is that ARRC will "eventually" move to UK. Once that's gone you'll have UKSC(G), a 2 star HQ to support all of ..er...7 and 20 Armd Bdes.

However nothing happens that quickly in BFG, especially where elventy-twelvty thousand fat useless civil servants are concerned.
 

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However nothing happens that quickly in BFG, especially where elventy-twelvty thousand fat useless civil servants are concerned.
or the legions of "knock off at 12 'cos it's a friday" - " Wednesday afternoon - can't mate....sports day"ex Military with fat fraus they were obliged to marry who are now employed to do what they should have been doing when they were serving ? Ram it Crab.....
 

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never had the pleasure of an 8 till 4 tour in Germany.....with any luck my next soft shiny arsed posting will be in Kabul....been over to Rhine Garrison on work issues a fair bit over the last few years though....... "can't use the Naafi shop if you haven't got a ration card" ...what's THAT about ?

As I have repeatedly stated elsewhere - the rationale for ANY British forces in Germany beats the hell outta me feller....I went round Campbell Bks Hohne a few years ago....big empty area - " Oh that''s where the Dutch used to be"....what are we still DOING there ?
 
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Goatman said:
never had the pleasure of an 8 till 4 tour in Germany.....with any luck my next soft shiny arsed posting will be in Kabul....been over to Rhine Garrison on work issues a fair bit over the last few years though....... "can't use the Naafi shop if you haven't got a ration card" ...what's THAT about ?

As I have repeatedly stated elsewhere - the rationale for ANY British forces in Germany beats the hell outta me feller....I went round Campbell Bks Hohne a few years ago....big empty area - " Oh that''s where the Dutch used to be"....what are we still DOING there ?
What are we still doing there? Hoovering up the currywurst and beer. Buying taxfree everything.

Oh and proping up the local economy at the same time.
 
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GM i think thats what the finance gurus are asking. Shame really coz its still aluagh being over here and we can train more easily. Many other factors both bad and good come into the equation.

Time to go is coming soon!
 

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GM i think thats what the finance gurus are asking. Shame really coz its still aluagh being over here and we can train more easily. Many other factors both bad and good come into the equation.

Time to go is coming soon!
Mate I wish you and Moist Velvet and Ostie many years of enjoyable service in Gross Deutschland and I'm prolly only jealous that I've never wangled a tour...but I still don't get why we are spending my Auntie Mabel's hard-earned tax on providing Krombacher on tap for 14,000 people to protect Citizen Schmidt and his mutti from....er,....what exactly...the French?
 

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