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New British Overseas Bases

Old 3rd Jan 2019, 15:41
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Greetings, Happy New Year to all.

Remember Gibraltar? Loads of new housing being built at 4 Corners. Nice place to be (quirky - yes), fun Marinas, Big Lizzy visiting, make a nice base?
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 16:22
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Originally Posted by Gulfstreamaviator View Post
Greetings, Happy New Year to all.

Remember Gibraltar? Loads of new housing being built at 4 Corners. Nice place to be (quirky - yes), fun Marinas, Big Lizzy visiting, make a nice base?
I think it's stll an RAF base but civilian operated. Officers Mess was well placed for the border and had its own private beach; wonder what it's used for nowadays?
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 16:33
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Officers Mess was well placed for the border and had its own private beach; wonder what it's used for nowadays?
A few years ago, the old RAF OM had become a Joint Service SNCO Mess, I believe; and AFAIK there was (is?) a Joint OM in town, somewhere near the Governor's house (The Convent)
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 17:18
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Quite right Ken. Unfortunately, the 'schoolies' are all long gone!!
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 09:30
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
I always regarded Belize as a dump; until I went to the Solomon Islands.
You should have stopped off in Vanuatu at Le Lagon resort...used by discerning maritime crews from Australasia for decades...
https://warwickhotels.com/le-lagon-resort/
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 19:19
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Bring back GŁtersloh please.
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 19:26
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Unfortunately the Australasians didn't invade Vanuatu so I didn't go there.
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 22:42
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Originally Posted by Kerosene Kraut View Post
Bring back GŁtersloh please.
When I read that, my Wobbly Warsteiner glasses clinked in sympathy.
Fortunately I lived on the top patch so the walk home from the Mess was short and easy [apart from crossing the main road ......]
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 00:59
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Or Bruggen.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 08:59
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Originally Posted by Kerosene Kraut View Post
Bring back GŁtersloh please.
I wonder if the beam is still bending.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 09:43
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Originally Posted by FODPlod View Post
I wonder if the beam is still bending.
I always understood it was part of a plot by high ranking Luftwaffe officers to assassinate Goering, but who am I to argue.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 10:30
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Yes, I've quaffed many a "charlie" under that beam in my mis-spent youth. Happy days indeed!
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 11:51
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Or Bruggen.
Spent a week there in Oct '86 on an RAFVR(T) Officer's visit; my bar bill came to £2.70; the Sqdn Ldr who I was with was charged just over 6 quid; we must've had a good time, pity I don't remember much.
There was a W/O with us; his Sgts Mess bar bill was 98p and he told us tales of being wheeled back to his accomodation in a supermarket trolley every night!
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 11:51
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Hopefully the link works:

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Old 6th Jan 2019, 03:06
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Caribbean? Treasury bureaucrats would probably pick Santa Cruz del Islote, cheap, cheap.

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Old 6th Jan 2019, 08:55
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but warm and sunny - I'm on my way..................
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 16:47
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A sunny little corner of 29 Palms California is being set aside for our British friends.
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 09:33
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Will this mean a new Changi Slip?
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