Stepford wives if ever I saw a place. About as much character as a primary school nativity! (Not that we are allowed to video them).
657 Oakington '80's, 3 Flt 80's till dispandment, 9 Regt early days, 1 Regt Hildesbanana and 5 Regt (correct me if I'm wrong, Chas) all the time. Now they are units that deserve recognition. To discuss the merits of 3 or 4 nowadays would be akin to comparing the two bands that won Pop Stars, The Rivals. Topical but pointless.
Just my humble opinion you understand.
Sorry gents but you are all wrong, the answer you are all looking for is 655 Sqn in Ballykelly early 80's. Completely brilliant with people like Steve Martin, Geordie Redshaw, Trev Morgan et all, ah memories.....
Totally agree with you. Despondent place anyway, Whatasham. Agree also with Lord Flashy, 657 at Oakington (with the nurses hospital down the road), 7 Flt in Berlin and early '90's 9 Regt. If there's a war going on between 3 and 4, let them get on with it.
Never been to 3, spent 7 1/2 years with 4.
But have to agree with Lord Flasheart and Gunny 657 Oakington early 80's excellent. Which was abit before thier time there.LOL.
Oh the White Horse, The Black Bull, The Fox (which has been knocked down and a new family pub built where the tesco petrol station was).
The Fort St George and countless other pubs we used to frequent.
Totally agree with you. Despondent place anyway, Whatasham. Agree also with Lord Flashy, 657 at Oakington (with the nurses hospital down the road), 7 Flt in Berlin and early '90's 9 Regt. If there's a war going on between 3 and 4, let them get on with it
YOU SOUND LIKE A REAL WAR HERO, GIVE A BELL AT 657
I remember the name Helmanx Long ago though. Tall guy with blond hair? Or was he the short guy who did the bar most of the time he was there? If it was the tall guy, I heard a while back that he passed away?
ABSOLUTELY, WITHOUT DOUBT - THE BEST POSTING EVER HAD TO BE 660 SQN HK AND C-FLT IN BRUNEI. CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY UN FLT CYPRUS, THEN KENYA. OH AND OOPS I DID THEM ALL. KNEW I LIKED THE ARMY AT SOME STAGE FOR SOMETHING!!!!!! TEXT
............OH, DID 4 REGT 88-90. DETMOLD WAS TOSS BUT THE LADS WERE TOPS. GOOD TIMES HAD AT "LIFE" IN BLOMBERG, "CLUB 69" IN BIELEFELD AND OF COURSE THOSE TWO DUMPS JUST OUTSIDE THE BACK GATE-ICEBAR AND FELIX'S.