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unclevanya
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Number of posts : 228
Age : 72
Localisation : Essex UK
Cap Badge : R Sigs
Places Served : 11 Sigs Vimy 'C' Catterick Nov 1963), 224 (Radio) Sig Squadron Garrats Hey, Quorn Leics( Jan-June 1964), 16 Sigs Bradbury Barracks Krefeld July-Oct 1964), 28 (BR) Sigs St Tonis & 4 Squadron, Tongeren (Cafe Maddy) (1964-1968), HQ UNFICYP Nicosia 6 month tour (1966), HMS Jufair & Hamala Camp Bahrien, 223 Sig Sqn (Radio) Winchester, Norn Ireland, HQ Northag Kolsas Olso Norway, 11 Sigs Helles Lines Catterick, Civvy Street 1977, Retired (Grumpy Victor Meldrew 2012)
Registration date : 2012-07-15

PostSubject: Re: Places of Interest   16/9/2012, 12:47

Was the donkey tied up around the back of the bar.... and did Granny used it as transport or hire it out for something a bit more 'interesting'.... Yuck, Yuck... Double Yuck!

Hmm, some parts of my tour in 1966 with the UN at Nicosia Airport are a bit hazy still..... I do remember there was a Finnish detachment of their Squaddies there... and boy were they built like brick outhouses.... We were very polite when they were around boozed up.... had a reputation of being able to drink any other contingent under the table, and some more.... and then show off their prowess of strength by bending pieces of corrugated sheet metal that came off the roof of one the camp khazis....

I think even the detachment of UN Civpol and Military Plod used to leave those geezer alone when peed up... What a Face
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pinky
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Number of posts : 208
Localisation : Southern Alberta, Canada.
Cap Badge : 14th/20th Kings Hussars - KRH
Places Served : In BAOR : Hohne,Berlin and Munster.
Registration date : 2011-06-23

PostSubject: Re: Places of Interest   18/9/2012, 15:05

Hi there,
Saw a female entertainer in Hohne at the snake pit or Angie's bar, anyhow in front of camp somewhere........doing things with ping pong balls, well she was oriental !! LOL.
atb
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Number of posts : 2992
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Places of Interest   18/9/2012, 15:57

Was she calling the Bingo?
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Number of posts : 208
Localisation : Southern Alberta, Canada.
Cap Badge : 14th/20th Kings Hussars - KRH
Places Served : In BAOR : Hohne,Berlin and Munster.
Registration date : 2011-06-23

PostSubject: Re: Places of Interest   18/9/2012, 16:19

No idea.......too scared to ask....lol
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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: Places of Interest   18/9/2012, 19:44

Shelldrake wrote:
Was she calling the Bingo?

What do you mean ? The last time I went to a Bingo session, all the balls were put in a bag, shaken up and . . .aah ! Embarassed
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Number of posts : 209
Cap Badge : R.E.
Places Served : Farnborough, Hohne, Ulster, Berchtesgaden,Chatham..
Registration date : 2012-04-29

PostSubject: Re: Places of Interest   19/9/2012, 01:08

pinky wrote:
Hi there,
Saw a female entertainer in Hohne at the snake pit or Angie's bar, anyhow in front of camp somewhere........doing things with ping pong balls, well she was oriental !! LOL.
atb
pinky
HUSSAR

The only bars I recall from the front of the camp, just slightly to the right of the main guardroom towards Belsen gedenkstatte was the Quelle.

If you turned left from the guardroom, and on the left, was a cloggies bar.

You had range 4 and one or two other bars out the back on the range road. I remember the snakepit, but was always too pissed up to remember where the hell it was. Was always driven there. They used to have porno screen that only played when someone put money in and the music was playing.

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Number of posts : 208
Localisation : Southern Alberta, Canada.
Cap Badge : 14th/20th Kings Hussars - KRH
Places Served : In BAOR : Hohne,Berlin and Munster.
Registration date : 2011-06-23

PostSubject: Re: Places of Interest   19/9/2012, 23:43

Hi there,
Right location Pete26, in the early 80's they were called the Snake pit and next door was Angie's Bar, both dives and places that young 17-18 yrs olds should avoid..............NOT.
atb
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Number of posts : 209
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Places Served : Farnborough, Hohne, Ulster, Berchtesgaden,Chatham..
Registration date : 2012-04-29

PostSubject: Re: Places of Interest   20/9/2012, 18:33

The Zum Weinberg was THE main wateringhole for Rhine army squaddies when in and around Hohne lager in the 1970s and which was located down in Bergen.

A great guestie and disco, even if the weinbergs 'bouncer' reportedly murdered someone while doing his job down there, after I left, I heard.


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Number of posts : 208
Localisation : Southern Alberta, Canada.
Cap Badge : 14th/20th Kings Hussars - KRH
Places Served : In BAOR : Hohne,Berlin and Munster.
Registration date : 2011-06-23

PostSubject: Re: Places of Interest   20/9/2012, 23:06

Hi Pete26,
Remember the Weinburg well, not heard about the bouncer..........changed its name to Zum Zepplin in about 84.
Great place.
atb
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Number of posts : 209
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Places Served : Farnborough, Hohne, Ulster, Berchtesgaden,Chatham..
Registration date : 2012-04-29

PostSubject: Re: Places of Interest   21/9/2012, 15:49

IIRC the bouncer was called Helmut. He was a huge bloke. I always found him an OK chap.

I left the area late 1976.
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Dee Z
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Number of posts : 164
Age : 72
Cap Badge : RA
Places Served : Pembroke Dock, Lippstadt,Plymouth, Middle east, Singapore
Registration date : 2011-07-15

PostSubject: Re: Places of Interest   19/10/2012, 18:58

They do a good show every year, if you fancy dressing up BB (Shelldrake)

http://youtu.be/5yjFhUR4w0s
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Number of posts : 2992
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Places of Interest   20/10/2012, 05:29

Looks interesting Jack, could be good for a long weekend. Still got my Greatcoat! Very Happy
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