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soprano54
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PostSubject: Re: British Army Units over 65 years in Germany   British Army Units over 65 years in Germany - Page 2 Icon_minitime11/10/2011, 12:41

Wilf wrote:
I remember the RAVC dog compound in Sennelager, didn't know it had been there for such a long time. 39 Heavy Regt had been at Schloss Neuhaus (Between Paderborn and Sennelager) for more than thirty years (or so I was told) cant remember the name of the barracks. We once hired their mini bus for a trip to Hamburg, a fifteen seat mini bus with '39 Heavy Regiment' and the RA cap badge emblazond down each side. What a target...

Dempsey Bks.................now home to the QDG!
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PostSubject: Re: British Army Units over 65 years in Germany   British Army Units over 65 years in Germany - Page 2 Icon_minitime12/10/2011, 10:31


Steve,

Normally I'd avoid such a huge subject as this !

My first posting was to 24 Med Regt RA in early '59 They resided in Assaye Bks Nienburg.

Sharing the camp with us was 45 Field Park Squadron RE who I believe were in residence when 24 moved in.

I've seen no mention of the squadron at all ![/quote]

Brum
Was only following the path of 4 Fd Coy/Squadron...45 will get mentioned in time but here goes for now
Nov 47 – 45 Field Park Squadron formed from 145 Field Park Squadron disbanded Dec 47
Jul 49 – 45 Field Park Squadron reformed Holzminden part of 21 Field Engineer Regiment formed Holzminden from 1 Engineer Training Establishment Jul 49 to Gordon Barracks Hameln Oct 49 to Assaye Barracks Neinburg Nov 51 becoming 45 Field Support Squadron Jan 68 moved to Quebec Barracks Onsbrück 1996 to 28 Engineer Regiment – Gordon Barracks Hameln by 1999 and still there...but with a gap!
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Steve
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Thanks for that Steve.

I can now rest secure in the knowledge that the old memory hasn't COMPLETELY packed up !

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soprano54 wrote:
Wilf wrote:
I remember the RAVC dog compound in Sennelager, didn't know it had been there for such a long time. 39 Heavy Regt had been at Schloss Neuhaus (Between Paderborn and Sennelager) for more than thirty years (or so I was told) cant remember the name of the barracks. We once hired their mini bus for a trip to Hamburg, a fifteen seat mini bus with '39 Heavy Regiment' and the RA cap badge emblazond down each side. What a target...

Dempsey Bks.................now home to the QDG!

Ah yes that's right, Dempsey, now I remember.
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PostSubject: Re: British Army Units over 65 years in Germany   British Army Units over 65 years in Germany - Page 2 Icon_minitime28/5/2012, 21:49

hi im jill and i used to live in sennelager my dad was ian armstrong he died in august 1971 in northern ireland
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Hi Jill.Welcome
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Hi Jill, welcome to the Site. Which unit did your Dad serve with?
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PostSubject: Re: British Army Units over 65 years in Germany   British Army Units over 65 years in Germany - Page 2 Icon_minitime29/5/2012, 08:12

yes Jill a warm welcome from my humble self.
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Hi Jill and welcome
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Hi Jill. A welcome to you from Canada.
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125 br coy rasc hameln
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Hallaw rerr Jill.
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Its a pity really, the RCCM (Royal Corps of Cabbage Mechanics) does have a certain ring to it

and dont forget the Army Cooking Course is the hardest one in the army, no-ones ever passed it Sad
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brum wrote:

All joking aside.

In view of events since WW2, how come no Royal Parachute Regt, Royal Special Air Service ?
It's a mystery to this old codger.
.................................................

Not sure just what the criteria is for, perhaps, awarding a crown to the cap badge & red piping round the No1 dress cap, ( which you love !). No doubt someone well up on these things can advise.

But looking at those at those so endowed, it seems that they are all major
formations, ones which might be loosely termed as being support units in a broad sense......

None of the Guards infantry regts are "Royals", though one or two of the old infantry regts did have crowned badges......... light infantry units. Black Watch, etc., which seems to indicate that a crown alone doesn't imply being in the "Royal" category. But regts with a broader base are termed "Royal"..... R.Sigs, REs, RA., RLC, etc, etc. Maybe if all the PBI were grouped under one banner there'd be Royal Infantry.
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& red piping round the No1 dress cap,

NOT on Royal Corps of Signals caps..Thank you
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All very junior Regiments/Corps there!! Sniff.........
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PostSubject: Re: British Army Units over 65 years in Germany   British Army Units over 65 years in Germany - Page 2 Icon_minitime22/7/2013, 17:38

Would have expected no less from a proud Sapper but as we have discussed off line there are a couple of others who will give them a run for their money

The Vets at Sennelager are, without doubt,the longest serving unit in Germany with unbroken service in the same location. Having arrived in Senelager in September 1945, by the time they leave for North Luffenham they will have easily overtaken 14 Squadron's length of service in Germany

From a parochial point of view the 7 element of the REME Battalion in Fallingbostel will similarly have overtaken your Sappers by the time they leave for Leuchars (and with fewer moves post VE Day, only Itzehoe and Kunsebek)
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Moin Peter
Forget the moves and locations the longest serving still stands with "sappers and miners"...as 7 Armd Div was disbanded in late 1947 and brought back Mar 49...let us see if the dogs get a mention...the beat goes on
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32 (Minden) Bty were over there in 1759, August 1st to be precise. Not continuously, of course, as then we helped the Germans put one over on the Frogs. Since then we swapped mates for a couple of wars & now it looks like the French & Germans might be closer to each other than us....... ( EU, etc....)

And as an aside, I don't rate that current uniform on the video. Looks much too casual for a formal parade ......... Hrumph !
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cartav

You have opened a can of worms here, we are likely to have certain senior officers claiming "their Regiments" arrived in Germany even earlier and fought in the Battles of Blenheim and/or Dettingen

In the meantime Steve and I will continue our discussions on the relative merits of 7/14 units ( I need to double check my facts before going public again)
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rucjock21 wrote:
Hallaw rerr Jill.
lol, maybe I could translate, for a small fee of course.
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It means,Hello there Jill in Glaswegian eg (Glasgow).Tom
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What about the RA missile regt who were in Paderborn? Hadn't they been there since the year dot?
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No, we moved there from Nienburg in 61/62.
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