Visit to the King's Royal Hussars

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Visit to the King's Royal Hussars

Postby Paul W. Baker » Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:04 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen

Having spoke the RSM of the King’s Royal Hussars a date to visit the Regiment has been set for Saturday the 13th February 2016 from 09:00.

The number attending have been restricted to 50 at this time.

A plan for the day (in quick time) is as follows:

➢ Arrive at Aliwell Barrack for 09.00hrs

➢ Visit the messes, tank park, simulators and other attractions during the day

o Look at Challenger 2 (CR2)
o CR2 simulator – Dvr - Have a go
o CR2 simulator – Gnr - Have a go

➢ 19:30 hrs approx. visit the Sgt’s mess for drinks and other hospitalities arranged.

Dress

During the day

Day Appropriate clothing for climbing on and off MBT’s and other military hardware.

Sgt’s Mess - Evening

Dress as you would for a Noah’s ARC Reunion with blazer badge, tie etc.

TheRegiment is now UNABLE to provide accommodation I am currently trying to source a hotel local to the camp with a special offer. The Regiment are trying to source a Mini bus to use as a shuttle service so no one will need to drive. SO PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE!!

Names of those wishing to participate below

Please leave your names on this page ONLY, if more than 50 names are on the List names will be drawn from a hat. As names are added I will update the list and remove your post.

PS: If this visit goes well and we are welcomed back it is hoped this trip can be done again later in 2016. Keep an I on this page for further updates.

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Re: Visit to the King's Royal Hussars

Postby Paul W. Baker » Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:43 pm

Names so far:

Peter Senior Ashton-yamnikar + 1 (Shirley)
Clive Baggallay
Paul W. Baker + 1 (Andrea)
Geoffrey Bingham
Dave and Mandy Blackburn
Martyn Blythe + 1 (Jane)
Shaun Brennan
Geordie Brown
Colin Camilleri-Agius + 0
Colin Charman
David W Crank
Dave and Margaret Dukes
Alan Eddie Edwards
David Franks + 0
Michael Grundy + 0
Steven Hilton
Dutch Holland and Brenda Byrne
Kenneth Holroyd
Steve Hurst +1 (Sue)
John Kelly + Tina
Dave Lee + 1
Alan Mackie
Paul Misell
Tony Pearson
John Smaje + 0
Steve Smith
Roy Shepherd
Joe Taylor + Barbara
Tom Turnbull + 1
Andrew Wilson

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Re: Visit to the King's Royal Hussars

Postby Paul W. Baker » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:20 pm

Information regarding the visit to the King's Royal Hussars in Tidworth.

A date of the 13th February 2016 has been agreed for the first visit to Aliwell Barracks in Tidworth.

I am required to give a full list of names to the Regimental Sergeant Major KRH by the 16th January 2016. Therefore the name of those that wish to attend need to be submitted to me by 15 January 2016.

Please keep your eye of the list of names on the Noah' s ARC website to ensure you're included.

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Re: Visit to the King's Royal Hussars

Postby Paul W. Baker » Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:15 pm

The list has been updated, please ensure your name is on the list should you wish to be included.

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Re: Visit to the King's Royal Hussars

Postby Meeks » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:04 pm

Unfortunately I can't make that weekend. Could you remove my name please Fred. Sorry.
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Re: Visit to the King's Royal Hussars

Postby Brains » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:46 am

I will not now be able to attend - please remove my name from list.

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Re: Visit to the King's Royal Hussars

Postby Paul W. Baker » Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:52 pm

Update

Had a message from RSM. Unfortunately the regiment or unable to supply accommodation any longer. This means that everybody will have to find accommodation in the Tidworth area for the event I hope this has no bearing on those currently attending?

Paul, we are unable to get transit accommodation due to being civilian personnel. You will need to sort out accommodation.

The day will consist of (hopefully)

Bacon butty and a brew in the mess (free)
Vehicle stand
Gunnery simulator
Small arms simulator
And other things we can think of

Lunch in the mess £3.00 roughly

Bar open

Mess function with a nice buffet (food free)

Only in draft at the moment but looking good

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Re: Visit to the King's Royal Hussars

Postby mike » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:28 am

just booked the park house hotel only tree and a half miles from camp, good deal two nights with breakers £145.00.
park house motel .
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Re: Visit to the King's Royal Hussars

Postby Shep » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:58 am

Paul
you better readd me to those attending pllease

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Re: Visit to the King's Royal Hussars

Postby Ian Neilson » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:28 pm

:cry: Civilian personnel indeed. Hah! What a slap in the face.
Why bother to pretend we are still important to them.
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Re: Visit to the King's Royal Hussars

Postby Hawk195 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:16 pm

They may be worried that old people like you Ian wont be able to get around on the Icy Roads etc

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Re: Visit to the King's Royal Hussars

Postby Paul W. Baker » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:40 pm

UPDATE:

I have had a rely from the Holiday Inn with regard to an offer for the weekend of the 13th Feb for those wishing to attend the weekend with the King's Royal Hussars.

Please note the rooms will be held until the 22nd Jan and will be on a first come first served basis.

Holiday Inn Salisbury-Stonehenge

Holiday Inn Salisbury-Stonehenge | Mid Summer Place, Solstice Park, Amesbury, Wilts, SP4 7SQ.

Tel: 0845 241 3535
Fax: 0845 241 3536

Here at the Holiday Inn Salisbury Stonehenge we are delighted to have been given the opportunity to accommodate you after your Noah’s ARC Event on the 13th February 2016 and have arranged a preferential offer for you to stay with us.

The offer comprises of the following:

Standard Twin / Double room £78.00 (with breakfast)

The rooms are subject to availability and will be held until Friday 22nd January 2016. Any enquires after this date will be offered at the best available rate of the day. Please note also that this is a pay up front, no cancellation/refund offer.

If you would like to take up this offer please call Jo Witt or Mokeeda Irving during office hours before Friday 22nd January 2016 quoting “Noah’s ARC Event” with your credit or debit card details and we will be more than happy to make your booking and assist you with any enquiries about the Hotel.

Kind Regards
Mokeeda Irving
Reservations Manager
reservations@hisalisbury-stonehenge.co.uk
0345 -241-3535 – option 3

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Re: Visit to the King's Royal Hussars

Postby Johnny Morris » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:01 am

Paul
Sorry but I will not be able to attend

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Re: Visit to the King's Royal Hussars

Postby Paul W. Baker » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:17 pm

Have been asked to supply a nominal role for those planning to attend this coming Friday (Jan 15th). Please check I have removed or added your names accordingly. IF you are still considering please let me know by Friday 15th AM. The 15th is now the cut off date! Apologies if this rushes you.

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Re: Visit to the King's Royal Hussars

Postby Bill Bentley » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:12 am

Aliwell Barracks was my first posting with the regiment back in 1972, other former JL mates went straight to Hong Kong or Singapore, lucky beggars. Still others went straight to NI, not so lucky I guess. I realise that the old barracks has long since been replaced with a less characterful complex. Nevertheless, the thought of revisiting is very enticing and stirs up many a happy memory.

Geoff Ellison and I chipped in and bought our first car from big Dave Whip there, it was a monster machine, 2,5 liter, 6m long and pink and white. I can't remember the make or model but one could spot it a mile away. It was appropriately named 'The Pink Panther'. After carrying us around Tidworth for a couple of weeks Geoff drove up to Warrington in it, but returned alone; the engine had blown up on the long journey home. Later it was rumoured that Dave had put sawdust into the engine oil to stop the big ends knocking too loudly before he sold it to us. Lesson learned :( !

One night whilst I was on guard the Orderly Sgt., Joe Diver ordered me to guard the entrance to the POL, I was to blow my whistle should anybody try to pass me, including the Orderly Officer. Odd I thought. Joe was gone for ages so I went down to see if he was ok, that's when I caught him filling up his car with petrol ... and a few Jerry Cans for the return journey back to barracks. I last saw Joe just before he died. He had an 'Irish Pub' in Falkensee and pulled me a Guinness making a fancy shamrock in the froth with the last few drops.

Big Denis Jones leading us sprogs in battles against the crazy jocks who used to attack our barracks like hoards of Picts and Kelts had Hadrian's Wall, so many years earlier. Chalky White fell victim to their barbarism.

John Cleverly took us on a radio exercise to Petersfield where we were to become the first troops on the mainland to be attacked by IRA sympathisers. Luckily nobody was injured, for some lads had to make a quick exit from a blazing penthouse attached to the back of a Saracen.

Unfortunately I shan't be able to attend but I shall be there with you in spirit, as shall all who had the dubious pleasure of serving in Aliwell Barracks, have a great time in Tidworth !
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