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Postby jarndice » Sat May 11, 2019 10:55 pm

I would suggest you don't go to Aldershot to look for the Regiment it moved to Colchester a few years ago,
I was there in the days of Buller Barracks and Gun hill with the Hospital across the road from the dreaded "P" :lolno: some happy memories but Lyneham and Brice Norton gave me better memories except for the "Balloon" :thumbdown:

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Postby X82d Pathfinder » Sun May 12, 2019 3:30 am

jarndice wrote:I would suggest you don't go to Aldershot to look for the Regiment it moved to Colchester a few years ago,
I was there in the days of Buller Barracks and Gun hill with the Hospital across the road from the dreaded "P" :lolno: some happy memories but Lyneham and Brice Norton gave me better memories except for the "Balloon" :thumbdown:

I remember that DAMNED balloon! I made all five from that dreaded basket. The Brits that came to Benning or Bragg only had to make one to earn their U.S. wings. :lolno:
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun May 12, 2019 12:13 pm

Wardog, police don't care unless it's a civil offence they can make money out of, criminal offences sadly don't raise a penny.

Shaun, would you have been at Aldershot in 1972/3?
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Postby jarndice » Sun May 12, 2019 12:30 pm

Hi Mick, I could have been in Aldershot in 72/73 because I was still in the service but I was actually in foreign climes at that time and did not return to the Home of the British Army until 1975.
And what a change I witnessed.
Nothing apart from the Church of St Georges was left as I remembered.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun May 12, 2019 12:47 pm

Ah, ok, so our paths wouldn't have crossed then, I used to go there with the cadets at 13/14.
I loved going there, night exercises and firing the big guns :D
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Postby midlife306 » Sun May 12, 2019 2:00 pm

Surely someone in a turkey hat & googley eyes would have stood out from the crowd lol
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun May 12, 2019 2:07 pm

midlife306 wrote:Surely someone in a turkey hat & googley eyes would have stood out from the crowd lol
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Oh no dear, I wore my Queens Regiment Beret with pride :D
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Postby midlife306 » Sun May 12, 2019 2:09 pm

What? On top or under the turkey hat?? Lol


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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun May 12, 2019 2:15 pm

midlife306 wrote:What? On top or under the turkey hat?? Lol

Quite funny for me, but going to military camps around the country, using their assault courses, being allowed to shoot all types of guns, it was the one time in my life I was my most grown up and responsible, and my best behaved :haha:
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Postby Will01Capri » Mon May 13, 2019 9:37 am

Son of a gun-ner wrote:
midlife306 wrote:What? On top or under the turkey hat?? Lol

Quite funny for me, but going to military camps around the country, using their assault courses, being allowed to shoot all types of guns, it was the one time in my life I was my most grown up and responsible, and my best behaved :haha:


I know what you mean there, i was the same when i used to fly with the cadets out of RAF Benson between the age of 13-19. Instead of shooting guns, we were flying loops, barrel rolls & stall turns in Chipmunks, Bulldogs & then finally the Tutor single engine 2 seat aircraft.

Ok yeah i was doing the fly thing rather than crawling on the ground thing haha. But you had to be sensible on a working airfield, no time for f!$*!ng about. I would have also considered myself most sensible back then. Now i am like some crazed young primary school child with no sensibility at all hahahaha
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon May 13, 2019 10:01 am

Funny you should say that Will, I lived literally directly across the road from the air cadets hut. Yet, I chose to join the army cadets a mile away because they went to a local military indoor firing range only three miles away almost every other week as opposed to once in a blue moon with the air cadets.
It wasn't till a few years later when talking to an ex air cadet that I kicked myself upon hearing that I could have flown planes :(
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Postby Will01Capri » Mon May 13, 2019 1:39 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:Funny you should say that Will, I lived literally directly across the road from the air cadets hut. Yet, I chose to join the army cadets a mile away because they went to a local military indoor firing range only three miles away almost every other week as opposed to once in a blue moon with the air cadets.
It wasn't till a few years later when talking to an ex air cadet that I kicked myself upon hearing that I could have flown planes :(


Flying planes alot more fun than firing guns lol.
One year I had 5 flights at Benson. That was an epic year.
Miss those days as now I would have to pay for flight experience doh!
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