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    Another newbie ......with questions!


    Hello everyone! As you can probably guess i am yet another newbie! Me and my OH are getting married November next year.......im so excited!

    I wondered what it was like living on the pads?? ( I thought I'd just start with the 1 question for now! ) Im really excited and also a bit nervous if im honest! As i will be moving a good few miles from family and friends. I was a pad brat ( as my OH calls me! ) so i have sampled some Army life before! Any help or advice would be greatly received.

    Thanks, hope everyone is well xxxxx

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    Re: Another newbie ......with questions!

    Hello and welcome to RP, there are lots of posts about life in pads etc if you click on the below link.

    That is of course if my linky has worked

    http://www.rearparty.co.uk/cpgn2/ind...viewforum&f=12
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    Re: Another newbie ......with questions!

    hi
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    Re: Another newbie ......with questions!

    Thanks scootycat and Hello Yoni.
    I guess i should have had a look around a bit before i posted the same question thats bound to have been asked! Trying to do this sneakily at work!!!!

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    Re: Another newbie ......with questions!

    Hiya

    If you use the "search" facility, it really does work (try and be quite specific with a few words as there are so many posts to go through). As with anything, life is just what you make it in the Army, really, though it does help to know what to expect!

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    Thanks cocoakid. I will make sure to have a look around and use the search tool. I can see theres quite a few bits on here about Tidworth and Larkhill as thats likely to be where we'l end up as OH reg has just moved from larkhill to tidworth.
    Im definatly going to make the most of it, met a few wives/GF at a reunion for my OH's reg earlier this month and them seem lovely! I guess its the fear of the unknown!!!

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    Hi again, I am in Tidworth, so if you have any specific questions just ask and if I don't know the answer I know a man who does
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    Aw thanks thats fab. No doubt i will....i like to know what im getting into!! I hear the accomodation is nice in Tidworth?? Is there much to do there? Iv only ever really driven through Tidworth, OH took me on a little drive to show me where we could be living!! Bless him!

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    Re: Another newbie ......with questions!

    I have another questions!!!!
    Is there much in the way of getting to know other wives if you dont have kids? Just something some one said to me last time i was in Larkhill/Tidworth.
    Oh and how soon should you apply for a MQ? My OH is so unorganised and i dont want to leave it too late. I know iv got ages till the wedding, but OH will have only got back off tour about 3 months before we get wed!!!!

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    Re: Another newbie ......with questions!

    hello faye and welcome to RP. Hope you find the site useful to you.

    usually you don't get keys to a MQ until 2 weeks before the wedding date, but there have been occasions when the general rule has been bent slightly!

    Soots may be able to shed more light on availability of housing there but probably good for your OH to put in a request when he comes back from tour.

    As you said in your own post, its the fear or the unknown thats the worst thing. Life as an army wife is what you make of it, get your OH to introduce you to his colleague's wives and g/friends as soon as he can, that'll help.

    Good luck with the wedding plans, hope it's all going well.
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    Re: Another newbie ......with questions!

    Thank you Cho chip, i was half expecting to be told you dont get the keys til the day before! So 2 weeks is fab!
    Il speak to OH when i get home as he should be back now, i'd just really like to be in MQ's before christmas as we are getting married at the beginning of Nov 2009. Il have to make sure he gets his arse into gear when he gets back off tour!!!
    Thank you for your help.....i wish it was Nov this year i was gettin married now as i am so excited and want to move now!!

    xx

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    Hiya Faye. Welcome to RP. Any more questions then just yell xx
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    Hi faye
    My love for you is a journey;
    Starting at forever,
    And ending at never.

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    Re: Another newbie ......with questions!

    Hey thanks everyone. Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Me and OH are having a relaxing weekend!!

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    Re: Another newbie ......with questions!

    You don't always get the keys early, it all depends if there are any quarters to allocate. Sometimes you have to wait for one to become available, and other times they are stood empty waiting to be lived in.

    Its not really down to luck, more to do with where you are going to be based. I am sure you'll find out more closer to the time.

    Living on the patch seems the same as living anywhere. We are on quite a modern estate, in the past we have lived on proper old army estates and it was a lot more closer knit. Either way isn't bad.

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    Re: Another newbie ......with questions!

    Thank you all for your help and advice. Youv all been fab xxxxxxxxx

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    Re: Another newbie ......with questions!

    Hi faye, welcome !

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