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Best Worst det accomadation

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Best: Hilton in Salalah, Oman, beach facing with patio doors straight onto beach.
Worst: Nasirayah (spell?) In Iraq, small tent which was ripped apart by the wind, no beds/furniture just bare. Ended up sleeping in the wagon for a week. Only showers were cold and you had to stand on a wooden pallet to avoid the filfth.
The Hilton Salalah was one of my favourites, being something of a regular haunt at one stage. The nearby Oasis Club was great for a meal.

Worst was between transit at Barnham Camp in the mid eighties and a tent in the Kuwait Airways training hangar a short while after GW1. The missile/bomb lodged in the roof set it off nicely.

Basra and Incirlik were delightful in comparison, and, tbf the catering (or allowances) were top-notch.

I have marked Basra down for the over aggressive neighbours.
 

UlsterExile

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Best was the Diplomat (Bahrain), worst was a B&B in Whitney while on a course at BZN Bruggen would not pay for a Hotel!!!!!!!!!

Spent 4 years on a Rock Sqn in the early 90's so more than my fair share of shell scrapes and Bivvy's.
 

Dan_Brown

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The Hilton Salalah was one of my favourites, being something of a regular haunt at one stage. The nearby Oasis Club was great for a meal.

Ha! Spent a lot of time at the Oasis. Cyril, the owner, claimed to be ex-South African SF.

A very dodgy person, but wife was fit :)
 
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I did a fair few night guards at Barnham, slept in the guard room, but a pretty good breakfast at the Airmens' Mess though.

That was transit back then. Drive from Lyneham (in a L/R) work and then try and sleep in a big room with people coming and going before doing it all again.

Ah the eighties!
 

Barch

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That was transit back then. Drive from Lyneham (in a L/R) work and then try and sleep in a big room with people coming and going before doing it all again.

Ah the eighties!
All the blocks bar one were single rooms when I was posted to Honington in 81 I think it was. The block nearest the NAAFI was 4 man rooms.
 

muttywhitedog

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On the subject of transit accommodation, I once stayed overnight in transit at Southwick Park Sgts Mess en route to a Uni short course that started at lunchtime the following day and my unit wouldnt pay for hotel . I arrived about midnight and picked up my key to the room in an unstaffed reception. I had to make my bed - literally. The whole thing was in bits in a corner.

I took photos to show my wife and glad I did as a fortnight later I was sent a terse email from their Mess Manager as to why I hadnt settled my mess bill on departure. The photo was sent as a reply and I never heard from them again.
 
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