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dandc
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Places Served : tidworth, fallingbostle, detmold, hongkong, minden
Registration date : 2009-05-22

PostSubject: Re: Hobart Barracks - Detmold   1/2/2011, 09:31

hi dave,iam not knocking your memory,the reason i cant remember is that by june 74 i was at topcliffe north yorkshire,never got to use the pool [i think it had been condemed,as well as a donkey engine the glider club also had an old rapide A/C to tow them.
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PostSubject: Re: Hobart Barracks - Detmold   1/2/2011, 14:12

dandc wrote:
hi dave,iam not knocking your memory,the reason i cant remember is that by june 74 i was at topcliffe north yorkshire,never got to use the pool [i think it had been condemed,as well as a donkey engine the glider club also had an old rapide A/C to tow them.
...thought I was losing it there, what I can remember of them... very scruffy and couldn't march for a toffee, just didn't seem interested. The pool, if I remember correctly, was metal skinned. Hence when they kept'd throwing the cannon in it would put a split in the skin.... wh
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PostSubject: Re: Hobart Barracks - Detmold   1/2/2011, 14:22

jim wrote:
Dave Gill wrote:
Hi dandc, Dad served with 9/12th Royal Lancers, Chieiftan Tanks at the time/ 1970 - 1975. When I attended Hobart primary, there was a parade on the main sq, and German soldiers did march in conjunctions with the english units. I never stated that troops were stationed there...Why they were there god knows!!! but they were
Do u remember the swimming pool next to the track?

I suspect thyey were Tankies from Augustdorf, we were twinned with 21 Panzer I think.

Dave, I remember the swimming pool now, funny how you get these holes in your memory isn't it.

Easily done, When we went back in 2004 it was filled in.... . It also had a long, foot deep, section at the shallow end. seem to remember arched showers over it. Do you remember the tv repairman being at the back of the cinema?
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PostSubject: Re: Hobart Barracks - Detmold   2/2/2011, 10:44

Hmm

Can't say I remember a TV repair man, I do remember the MRS was near the rear gate, that was the place they told my Wife she still had a month to go before our Son was born, the same evening we were screaming down the Autobahn to Rinteln and the boy was born that night. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hobart Barracks - Detmold   2/2/2011, 11:33

Dave Gill wrote:
jim wrote:
Dave Gill wrote:
Hi dandc, Dad served with 9/12th Royal Lancers, Chieiftan Tanks at the time/ 1970 - 1975. When I attended Hobart primary, there was a parade on the main sq, and German soldiers did march in conjunctions with the english units. I never stated that troops were stationed there...Why they were there god knows!!! but they were
Do u remember the swimming pool next to the track?

I suspect thyey were Tankies from Augustdorf, we were twinned with 21 Panzer I think.

Dave, I remember the swimming pool now, funny how you get these holes in your memory isn't it.

Easily done, When we went back in 2004 it was filled in.... . It also had a long, foot deep, section at the shallow end. seem to remember arched showers over it. Do you remember the tv repairman being at the back of the cinema?
Hi Jim, Your correct about the German Troops, 21st Panzer Brig from Augustdorf - found info on 9/12th website
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Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

PostSubject: Re: Hobart Barracks - Detmold   2/2/2011, 14:27

Dave Gill wrote:
Dave Gill wrote:
jim wrote:
Dave Gill wrote:
Hi dandc, Dad served with 9/12th Royal Lancers, Chieiftan Tanks at the time/ 1970 - 1975. When I attended Hobart primary, there was a parade on the main sq, and German soldiers did march in conjunctions with the english units. I never stated that troops were stationed there...Why they were there god knows!!! but they were
Do u remember the swimming pool next to the track?

I suspect thyey were Tankies from Augustdorf, we were twinned with 21 Panzer I think.

Dave, I remember the swimming pool now, funny how you get these holes in your memory isn't it.

Easily done, When we went back in 2004 it was filled in.... . It also had a long, foot deep, section at the shallow end. seem to remember arched showers over it. Do you remember the tv repairman being at the back of the cinema?
Hi Jim, Your correct about the German Troops, 21st Panzer Brig from Augustdorf - found info on 9/12th website

Yes they were "allied" with 20 Armd Bde and quite often we would call on them to pull our 432's out if they threw a track on the training area. Their recovery tanks (leopards?) seemed to have no bother.

We actually went down there to play with some tanks once and left our 432 in their wash point. Obviously thought it would be very funny to stick a high pressure hose down our exhaust while we were away. I can still remember the pack lift and the REME guys trying to start it outside the vehicle. Water gushed out everywhere. That was fun, NOT!
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PostSubject: Re: Hobart Barracks - Detmold   9/6/2011, 12:13

hi dave , jim
i was a kid when we were in detmold 72-75, lived on stauffenburgstrasser hope i spelt that right..just across from the swings..
my dad was working in sgts mess and in post office..he was in 9th 12th lancers
i remember the pool, had some great times there...
also remember that parade with the germans soldiers, yes they were very sloppy lol
there use to be a tree house in them conker trees on way to hobart school i think..broke my
leg falling out of them trees..
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Registration date : 2008-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Hobart Barracks - Detmold   9/6/2011, 22:10

Lived in Detmold in the early to middle 50's dad was a tankie, 4D hindenburg str, went to have a look a few years ago, it was still there, although Hobart bks was no longer. It happens that my first posting was Hobart Bks in 1968/69, 71a/c wksp, still have nightmares about that unit, hated every minute of it, still, after several 'faux pas' they sent me on my way right quick! funny when I think about it now, at the time , not so much. As it happens fate has been more than kind to me over the years, so cant complain. Ian. sunny
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PostSubject: Searching for Carl Edwards   28/6/2011, 20:28

Im searching my Father Carl Edward. He was in Hobart Barracks 1984.
Did anybody know him?

regards
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ghostrider
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Places Served : Celle, Detmold, Hong Kong, UK
Registration date : 2011-08-28

PostSubject: Re: Hobart Barracks - Detmold   3/9/2011, 12:55

Hi,

I was stationed here in 1967/68 with 71 Aircraft Workshops. I was my first posting after passing out as an air tech. 4 of us were posted to 73 Ac Wksp in Celle and sent straight there but the workshop hadn't even been set up so the MPs had to find accommodation for us (it was just before Christmas 67 I think). Then someone had to come and pick us up and take us the Detmold. The power of civilian clerks! Mind you, it was the four of us that persuaded him to send us straight to Celle!
Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Hobart Barracks - Detmold   4/9/2011, 15:20

Hi,

Couple of old photos I found and uploaded to PhotoBucket. Hope the links work.


http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif

http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif

Cheers,

Ray
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JPW
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Localisation : Berkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

PostSubject: Re: Hobart Barracks - Detmold   5/9/2011, 10:22

Ray

Thanks for the photos, a real blast from the past

Good to see another REME contributor join in, we can quietly control the noisy "Scaleys" who regularly apear and cause confusion to all
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brum
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 76
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Hobart Barracks - Detmold   5/9/2011, 13:30


Yeah !

Noisy buggers ain't they ? tongue
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grus
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Places Served : SEE Iserlohn Munster Detmold
Registration date : 2011-10-29

PostSubject: Re: Hobart Barracks - Detmold   29/10/2011, 21:49

Just doing a bit of research about Hobart Barracks. I was there with REME 4 Armd 68 / 69. I don't think the photo showing the tank is a Conquerer though, I was in the last group from SEE trained on the Conq, which wasn't really a tank but a self propelled gun. No real gun stability and liable to turn turtle if fired over the side.

I pulled duty NCO on two weekends whilst there and managed on both occasions to put the REME flag upside down when I put it out on the Sunday morning. I thought it looked quite good with the horse ballancing the World whilst standing on its head. I guess I was the only one who did though.
Had to take it down to stop it getting nicked at night. I seem to remember the REME duty office being just inside to the right as you went through the 'front gates'

I keep meaning to come back to see if the 'Clock Lights' are still on the cross roads, they were a constant source of worry. I thought the town was attractive with the paintings on the buildings, certainly better that either Iserlohn or Munster my other postings
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Places Served : Fallingbostel, Tidworth, Paderborn, Cyprus, Bovington, Hemer, NI, Coltishall, Incirlik, Benson
Registration date : 2007-03-10

PostSubject: Re: Hobart Barracks - Detmold   29/10/2011, 22:06

grus wrote:
Just doing a bit of research about Hobart Barracks. I was there with REME 4 Armd 68 / 69. I don't think the photo showing the tank is a Conquerer though, I was in the last group from SEE trained on the Conq, which wasn't really a tank but a self propelled gun. No real gun stability and liable to turn turtle if fired over the side.

Its a Comet! Very Happy
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malaboman
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Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Deepcut, Arborfield, Gosport,Osnabruck, Minden, Aden, Berlin.
Registration date : 2009-07-12

PostSubject: Re: Hobart Barracks - Detmold   30/10/2011, 15:46

Hi Soprano 54
Just looked at your Biog. Your last 3 postings are all air bases, did you turn blue or what.
Incidentally Incirlik has a large web site if you want to know whats happening there today.
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Registration date : 2007-03-10

PostSubject: Re: Hobart Barracks - Detmold   31/10/2011, 14:53

malaboman wrote:
Hi Soprano 54
Just looked at your Biog. Your last 3 postings are all air bases, did you turn blue or what.
Incidentally Incirlik has a large web site if you want to know whats happening there today.

No mate not at all, just worked with them as a GLO! Suspect
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PostSubject: Neighbors?   19/5/2012, 11:09

joegill653 wrote:
hi dave , jim
i was a kid when we were in detmold 72-75, lived on stauffenburgstrasser hope i spelt that right..just across from the swings..
my dad was working in sgts mess and in post office..he was in 9th 12th lancers
i remember the pool, had some great times there...
also remember that parade with the germans soldiers, yes they were very sloppy lol
there use to be a tree house in them conker trees on way to hobart school i think..broke my
leg falling out of them trees..

I was also a kid living in Stauffenburg Strasse during that time. (71-75) House Number 5C, opposite the grassy area next to the swings. So we must have been neighbors. My dad was also working in the Sgts Mess (I think it was the Sgts Mess), but he was with REME. Would that be right? We used to pass it on our right on the way to the pool.

My mates and I spent every day in that pool during the summer, when we weren't at the riding stables, that is! That pool was bloody cold!
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Registration date : 2012-05-18

PostSubject: Re: Hobart Barracks - Detmold   19/5/2012, 12:16

Hello there,

My Father was stationed in Detmold when I was about 3 or 4.

From what I can remember the Married quarters were across the road form the camp, up a small hill......is that right?

I'm sure we used to live in a small block of flats on the right hand side as you go up the hill.

The block of flats was in full view of the camp??

If I am right, I think it was when my Dad was in 3RHA?.

Any information you can give me would be gratefully received.

Thank you.
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Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Hobart Barracks - Detmold   19/5/2012, 12:33

Biggsy, 3rd RHA were in Detmold at that time.
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PostSubject: Re: Hobart Barracks - Detmold   19/5/2012, 12:35

Shelldrake,

Thank you, can you remember anything else?
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PostSubject: Re: Hobart Barracks - Detmold   19/5/2012, 14:36

biggsy wrote:
Hello there,

My Father was stationed in Detmold when I was about 3 or 4.

From what I can remember the Married quarters were across the road form the camp, up a small hill......is that right?

I'm sure we used to live in a small block of flats on the right hand side as you go up the hill.

The block of flats was in full view of the camp??

If I am right, I think it was when my Dad was in 3RHA?.

Any information you can give me would be gratefully received.

Thank you.

That would be Hakedahl or little London to the Germans. Bloody cheek, hardly knew anyone who was from London.
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Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Hobart Barracks - Detmold   19/5/2012, 14:46

biggsy wrote:
Shelldrake,

Thank you, can you remember anything else?



Afraid I can't help you there Biggsy, I never served with 3rd but if you type 3rd RHA in to your Browser you should be able to access a myriad of information about them.
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PostSubject: Re: Hobart Barracks - Detmold   21/5/2012, 10:01

Yes, that was Hakedahl, we lived there as well Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hobart Barracks - Detmold   8/12/2012, 19:03

My father was in 3rd RHA in the early 60's.
Mum my sisters and me lived up the hill across the road from the Barracks.
His name is Peter Biggs.
Can anyone remember him and pass on any information at all?
I would be extremely grateful.
Thank you from Trevor Biggs.
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