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  1. Gosport Tim

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    Well, having been posted to Northern Germany in late September we are just starting to feel settled but it has been 'trying' to say the least. We were last posted to Germany in the mid-eighties and things have certainly changed, the famous German efficiency is not quite as it was, for example we have waited almost 3 months for a telephone and internet! (almost as bad as the UK). We have managed a couple of camping trips in the local area and have been very impressed by both the facilities and the welcome we have recieved, we have certianly received lots of waves as we travel around. It is a lovely time of year to be in Germany with the Christmas markets in full swing we travelled to the half-timbered city of Celle on Saturday and really enjoyed the sights, sounds and smells of a tradiitional Chrismas market, the gluwein was hot and the bratwurst very tasty. We are now getting ready for the trip home to Hayling Island in a couple of weeks time and can't wait to see the grand kids. We will then meet up with friends for our annual New Years camping trip, this year we are all meeting in the midlands, we normaly have a murder mystery night and will always have a bbq on New Years day, our first of the year! Aufweidersein :thumb: Tim
     
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    Many years ago we has a Chinese meal there, still remember it to this day. I wonder if it's still, should be and be full too.

    We were visiting Hanover Messe and stayed in Celle.
     
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    We visited Hanover the week before (the other half needed a ball gown), it is a very interesting place, with a modern city centre and a beautiful 'Altstadt (old town). My wife sent her mum a message to tell her where we were going as my wife was born there (nearly 50 years ago) when her dad was in the Army!
     
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    Oh how the other half live .... Just nipping out to get a ball gown, Basil !

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    A story of the everyday life of motorhone folk ......
     
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    Jenny, after 35 years in the Army and with more medals than Kenny Everett, I certainly dont feel guilty about the little things we have earned!!!:Angry::Angry:
     
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    we left Germany on star wars day back in 1990, my daughter was born in bmh Hanover back in 78, hope you enjoy your tour, we did 17 years in Germany and enjoyed it.

    regards
    tony
     
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    We were stationed in Celle in the early 70's, or rather my son & I were OH was always away on Op Banner. Lovely town. We went back there in May this year, the Innenstadt hasn't really changed a great deal. Enjoy your tour.
     
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    Neither Should you

    Best of luck on the New Posting
    Where are you ( Roughly)?

    I was at Paderborn,Detmold, Lemgo,and Hannover.

    Retired sometime ago. (Reme)

    Roger
     
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    we did Osnabruck, 12 Armoured Wksp, Fallingbostell 4th / 7th Royal Dragoon Guards LAD REME:thumb:
     
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    We were previously posted in Osnabruck, Sennelager and Minden. Nothing has really changed except that the support to the families is not as good as it used to be (the same as for everyone else I suppose), the Local Oversees Allowance is pretty poor and as mentioned previously on here you have to pay to change your headlights and fit winter tyres, at least I only have to pay for tyres on the drive wheels of the MH, We have had the first real snowfall of the winter so will test out the tyres tomorrow.:thumb:
     
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    when are all troops withdrawing from germany? cant be too many years now?
     
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    It's called joke and you missed it. I know that feeling.
     
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    I do spend a lot of time in Bad Fallingbostel:thumb:

    Not in the winter though:Wink:

    Are you anywhere near there?




    Pete:Cool:
     
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    I worked with the Sue Ryder Foundation in Celle in the late 60's, which I think was probably one of the the first care homes for Polish War refugees in Europe, (not absolutely sure about this though). I remember helping with the later stages of building the home (on Bahnhofsstraße maybe, not sure of the address, long time ago?), but my abiding memory is one of removing lots of smelly kittens from residents rooms and starting smoking, (gave up smoking mid 70's, started again 90's, (i.e., 1990's not in my 90's), given up now for ever (I hope). :Eeek:

    Happy days, well for me at least. :Smile:
     
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    Happy Days !

    I was ar RAF Wildenrath for a bit !!!:Cool:

    Reminds me of a tale about my Father who was a pilot for Skytrain ! He was flying into Dusseldorf, landed, and got lost on the taxiway ! :Doh:After repeated directions they sent out a "follow me " jeep !.....The control tower asked rather flippantly if he had ever been to Dusseldorf before ! To which my flustered Dad reposted...Certainly, but only in a fully loaded Lancaster !!!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Many, many years ago I was involved in a boxing match at the barracks in Celle against a German team.

    We had boisterous and vociferous support from the British Army:thumb:
     
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    Spent a bit of time "Wandering around" Sennelager, Vogalshang, helped start a fire on Luneberg Heath, (took them months to put out).
    Attended, by mistake, a Reunion of the 10th Panzer Regiment in Paderborn.
    Was part of an Escort, for a convoy of ammunition to Berlin in August 1961, and ended up swapping Guiness for Vodka with the Volkspolizei and Volksarmee
    Got roaring drunk in the Dusseldorf ALT STADT, got arrested in the Reiperbahn, Had a 1/6th share in a 52 Mercedes 120S among other things:BigGrin:



    Ah! Happy Happy Days:Blush:
     
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    We did 11 years for AMG in Southern Germany!
     
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    We spent 4 brilliant years 1977-81 with 45 Fd Regt RA in N Germany and lived in a village called Bergen Belsen. Yes that Belsen.
    The block I worked in had been used as a hospital for the prisoners and the NAAFI was in the Roundhouse which was the Officers Mess for the Panzer regiments before and during WW2.
    Hitler stayed there on his many visits and the ball room had been preserved not as a historical monument but for use by the British Army.
    I went back in August and very little had changed.
     
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    Not moaning BUT

    I forgot to mention that my son is serving with 26 Fd Regt RA in Gutersloh. His LOA covers his rent with a bit left over and he has fuel coupons which I believe cost 39p per litre so the benefits may not be as good as they were but Hey Not bad
    You forgot to mention that you are put up in hotels when you move in or out off your quarter and have packers in to do you removals.
    How I wish I'd had the same as we had to do it all ourselves in the GOOD OLD DAYS!!
    I have friends who did 22 yrs in BAOR way back and came home to UK minted but what a culture shock for them.

    PS you are a lot better paid than I was then too
     
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