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    Junior Member former-wife-and-pads-brat's Avatar
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    Newbie here

    I fell across this site while searching for old friends. I was born into the army. Late father was RCT (formerly RASC). Travelled the world, went to boarding school, did the whole pad's brat thing, then married a squaddie (21 engineers).It was the only life I knew. Civvies were a complete alien species to me and England was alien territory having never lived there. No family in England, the army was my family.
    Been a civvie now for nearly 28 years but get nostalgic about the life I had although I don't miss the rules and regulations, like not being allowed to keep chickens in the garden of the married quarters. I did offer to keep them inside, after all , caged birds were allowed, but no. Now I breed and show chickens so narnar ner narnar to whomever it was told hubby to tell me that they had to go.
    Did several stints in Nienburg which I loved and where I more or less grew up. One in Osnabruck, one in Ripon (spit).
    Anyway, thanks to a more or less pet free life because of the rules and regs (although I did have a dog, several budgies which I bred, some canaries and other birds, which all came back to UK with me)I am now a completely nutty old bat with a veritable menagerie. I always liked animals and had I been allowed to have a couple as a kid, I would have got it out of my system.
    Anyway, not sure what, if anything, I will be able to contribute to the forum as no doubt things will have changed since 'my days' but I will enjoy reading it and remembering how it was.
    ignorance is self inflicted

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    Re: Newbie here

    Quote Originally Posted by former-wife-and-pads-brat
    I fell across this site while searching for old friends. I was born into the army. Late father was RCT (formerly RASC). Travelled the world, went to boarding school, did the whole pad's brat thing, then married a squaddie (21 engineers).It was the only life I knew. Civvies were a complete alien species to me and England was alien territory having never lived there. No family in England, the army was my family.
    Been a civvie now for nearly 28 years but get nostalgic about the life I had although I don't miss the rules and regulations, like not being allowed to keep chickens in the garden of the married quarters. I did offer to keep them inside, after all , caged birds were allowed, but no. Now I breed and show chickens so narnar ner narnar to whomever it was told hubby to tell me that they had to go.
    Did several stints in Nienburg which I loved and where I more or less grew up. One in Osnabruck, one in Ripon (spit).
    Anyway, thanks to a more or less pet free life because of the rules and regs (although I did have a dog, several budgies which I bred, some canaries and other birds, which all came back to UK with me)I am now a completely nutty old bat with a veritable menagerie. I always liked animals and had I been allowed to have a couple as a kid, I would have got it out of my system.
    Anyway, not sure what, if anything, I will be able to contribute to the forum as no doubt things will have changed since 'my days' but I will enjoy reading it and remembering how it was.
    And that is exactly what you should tell us about!

    Welcome to RP!

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    Re: Newbie here

    Welcome to RP, I'm sure things won't have changed that much and I certainly would love to hear your tales from army life! I'm pretty new to army life and find hearing stories from people who have done this before me a really helpful so pull up a chair and get reading all the mad posts!!
    Lucy XX

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    Re: Newbie here

    Hi and welcome... looking forward to hearing your pearls of wisedom!!
    Puss

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    Re: Newbie here

    Hello and welcome.....lots of lovely people nd great advice on here, it sounds like you have got lots of advice to give too!!!

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    Re: Newbie here

    Hi there

    There are a few of us "more mature" on here - we even have a little section called "The Tea Room" which is more sedate, better mannered and doesn't involve washing 3 week old skaggy underpants from Sennybridge, or magnolia paint!

    We can reminisce to our hearts content - going right back to the days when MFO boxes were made of wood, and the NAAFI offered you "stamps or discount!"

    Tact is for people who aren't witty enough to be sarcastic.

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    Re: Newbie here

    Hi and welcome to RP!

    More than welcome to tell us of your stories, be fascinated to hear of them
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    Re: Newbie here

    cheers for the nice welcome. No doubt once I gets my rusty brains into gear I will start remembering stuff. At present, my head is full of chicks hatching in the incubator,deciding whether the goats are in kid or not, getting the puppy room ready for the next litter.
    Eye-of-newt, you mean to tell me that MFO boxes are no longer made from wood?!?! <gasp....boggle>
    ignorance is self inflicted

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    Re: Newbie here

    hi
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    Re: Newbie here

    Hello and welcome! It's a great wee site this.

    Looking forward to hearing about your journeys/experience. OH remembers MFO boxes being made of wood as well - I think he still has one lurking somewhere!

    Pour yourself a pint of wine and get stuck in - it's a good laugh here!
    Opinionated, Moi?

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    Re: Newbie here

    Hi and welcome to RP.

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    hello and welcome x
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