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I’ve known my old mate Arthur for 40 years - we palled up in Dortmund, Germany when we were both stationed there in the Army in the late 60’s.
Unfortunately at the moment he is suffering recurring bouts of depression since suffering a nervous breakdown(Iv'e also been there so I know what he is going through) earlier this year. He is really going through the mill at the moment both physically (diabetes – amongst a host of other medical problems) and mentally (two failed marriages, estranged children and poor accommodation/location) – I won’t go on..
In order to try and cheer him up I wrote to the C.O. Catterick Garrison in order to try and get permission for him to visit the old camp, where we were both stationed in the early 70’s as he always mentions how happy and content he was whilst in 5 Inf. Wksps. R.E.M.E.
To cut a long story short I have had two very positive letters from the G.S.M. replying in the affirmative – but it gets better, they are going to send a Staff Car to pick us up (85 miles away – I had intended to drive) and have arranged a full itinerary; tour of garrison, meal in the WO&Sgt’s mess etc. Not bad for a couple of Lance-Jacks…. He really has perked up and to tell the truth I can hardly wait because I am sure this will do him the world of good as it is something ‘to look forward to’
I just thought I would share this with you as I am so gob-smacked with the response,
One of my children were born in Riendallen in Germany (Mmmm is that how you spell it dont think so lol) spent four and a half years in Germany in my 10 years as a wife off and a good life it was but a single mans life in my opinion
but never the less a good life in the Forces
good luck to you and your mate Brumas xx
PS. take care of you both.
Brumas, this is what friends are for and you are a true friend to this chap. I seem to recall you posting about ideas for your wife's birthday also? You really do make a habit of creating good experiences for others by the sound of it, I applaud you!
I admire your dedication to your pal.
It'll be good for you both, have a great day!
I'll be blushing soon. 'I am what I am' just a normal sort of a guy - thanks for the nice and thoughtful responses.
mammak - Rheindahlen, brings back good memories - thanks for reminding me.
Credit where it's due Brumas.
Please come back and let us know how it goes I'd be interested to hear about it.
D-Day is Wednesday 13th September so I shall 'green tick' the following day and provide an up-date, thanks for the interest.
what a nice thing to have done - you're a good friend to him, Brumas. Hope you have a good day.
And take LOTS of pictures. and dont be shy about asking others to take some as well (with you on).
All the best
My Father last year was passing Bulford & Tidwoth Garrisons on the A303 and drove down to see were he was staioned 50 years ago on National Service. The guards after taking his details & car reg let him drive round the base, on his return to the gatehouse the RSM(WO1) met them and they chatted about the camp & time in the army. Shows the Army does care about old soldiers.
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