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Asylum seeker’s accommodation

Old 8th Mar 2021, 20:21
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Asylum seeker’s accommodation

Apparently some of the accommodation used to house asylum seekers has been deemed ‘filthy and run-down’. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-56325360


From what I remember, it seems pretty much like the transit accommodation in most camps I visited, though granted, it was a few years ago.

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Jet Blast please....
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Jet Blast please....
Don't know, he's got a point. My first room out of basic training was in a condemned block with only 1 working shower for the whole downstairs floor.
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Where there’s blame there’s a claim. I’d say you could sue the MOD for such poor treatment.

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Alternate accomodation is available, here is a nice quiet site just outside Dunkirk.







Or Calais if they prefer a different aspect


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The lights at Odiham were those globe shades and when it rained, they used to fill up with rainwater... Downstairs!, the room was divided off by wardrobes into about 16 bedspaces and someone in disgust wrote to farmers weekly stating he had a well lit warm room xyz size and how many pigs would they recommend housing... they published it and it was a lot less than there were of us in it.
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Where there’s blame there’s a claim. I’d say you could sue the MOD for such poor treatment.

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lol I think the statute of limitations may of expired on that one
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The lights at Odiham were those globe shades and when it rained, they used to fill up with rainwater... Downstairs!, the room was divided off by wardrobes into about 16 bedspaces and someone in disgust wrote to farmers weekly stating he had a well lit warm room xyz size and how many pigs would they recommend housing... they published it and it was a lot less than there were of us in it.
Hastings Block?
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Yes! side nearest the NAFF 1
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From NutLoose...............

Alternate accomodation is available, here is a nice quiet site just outside Dunkirk.







Looks very similar to a Harrier Field Deployment site in Germany in the 70's - except our tents were green and we didn't ponce around in yellow trousers....!!
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Yes! side nearest the NAFF 1
Was upstairs then got exchange posting from ASF to 72 Sqdn,then moved to Sycamore block
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I was downstairs, Was on the OCU then moved over to the new single room blocks as it was then just outside MT workshops other side of the mess.. we had a couple of 72 Sqn guys in our room in Hastings, two regiment bowser drivers and a couple of Engineers. one a Teddyboy who rebuilt his Tiger Cub motorbike in his bedspace lol.
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Re # 10: clearly,Harrier people had it soft. On 72 Sqn, we dug slit trenches and slept in them.
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Re # 10: clearly,Harrier people had it soft. On 72 Sqn, we dug slit trenches and slept in them.

+1,,,,,,,,
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I had to do a course at HMS Daedalus and they put 8 of us in a room with about 20 triple deck bunk beds and with 4 lockers between us before we were moved.

”How come you RAF types always complain about the accommodation?”

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Re # 10: clearly,Harrier people had it soft. On 72 Sqn, we dug slit trenches and slept in them.
I remember 72sqn building Sanger’s outside their hangar on pallets to keep their feety weety dry... Stores appreciated it turning up one night with a forklift and stealing it to put outside their building.
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and I thought Prince William of Gloucester Barracks circa 1982 was rough..........turns out it was like Pontins!
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Should have tried Bridgnorth in the mid-50's!! However, we survived and went onto better things(??) at Compton Bassett and then OCTU at Jurby. They were all 12 man huts - only difference was that Jurby was probably? shinier than Bridgnorth!!

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If I remember correctly, one of the Flotels that housed many of us at RAF Stanley in the early 80s was shipped back to Blighty to use for prison accommodation but were rejected because they were too cramped and infringed upon Human rights.
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The Flotels were sheer luxury in comparison to12x12 tents on the airfield at Stanley in June.
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