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Daveb
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Daveb

Number of posts : 105
Localisation : Bristol
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Iserlohn, Herford X 2
Registration date : 2010-12-16

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PostSubject: Re: Troopships   Troopships - Page 5 Icon_minitime21/1/2014, 16:49

The Queen Mary was also used as a troopship during the war, not for channel crossing of course but used to take US servicemen to and fro to New York.
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jimsigs1
Let Gen
Let Gen
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 85
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

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PostSubject: Re: Troopships   Troopships - Page 5 Icon_minitime23/1/2014, 13:46

The RMS Queen Elizabeth was also used as a troopship during WWII
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brian beckett
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Number of posts : 50
Age : 81
Cap Badge : rasc
Places Served : Tower of London(initially in Royal Fusiliers) Aldershot, Sennelager & RAF Bruggen
Registration date : 2009-02-04

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PostSubject: Re: Troopships   Troopships - Page 5 Icon_minitime18/10/2019, 14:16

For those old enough to remember passing through the Hook of Holland an interesting video has
appeared on the London Reconnections (!) website. It could be even more interesting if
one can understand Dutch. When the army camp was closed in the early 1960s the site was put
up for auction and the video gives a good indication of how it looked.

To watch using Google: Go into London Reconnections and click on Friday reads Oct 18. Then
look at Hook of Holland-Harwich History. The video is on photo page number 6.
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colinm
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Number of posts : 3
Cap Badge : Royal Engineers
Places Served : Christmas Island, Fallingbostel,Neinburg,Aden, Osnabruck
Registration date : 2018-05-29

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PostSubject: Re: Troopships   Troopships - Page 5 Icon_minitime20/10/2019, 14:06

Daveb wrote:
The Queen Mary was also used as a troopship during the war, not for channel crossing of course but used to take US servicemen to and fro to New York.

Was in a collision with HMS Curacoa October 1942, most of the crew of the Curacoa were lost, including my father.
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colinm
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Number of posts : 3
Cap Badge : Royal Engineers
Places Served : Christmas Island, Fallingbostel,Neinburg,Aden, Osnabruck
Registration date : 2018-05-29

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PostSubject: Re: Troopships   Troopships - Page 5 Icon_minitime20/10/2019, 14:11

Wilf wrote:
KIeler sprotten wrote:
Neumunster was at the end of the line for the Boar train, Hamburg to the Hook of Holand. We were
  always given guard duty, escorting army prisoners back to the UK or Post duty picking up or dropping of mail bags at every  BAOR  station on route. always sailing on the Vienna.

I once had to escort a prisoner from Hanover airport to MCTC. The day before I was due to go on leave the CSM told me I would be travelling in number two's because I was prisoner escort [Thrilled to bits] I didn't know what to expect but on arrival at Hanover airport I didn't go through check in or anything like that. I was shown to some place 'airside' and I signed for 'my' prisoner from an RMP. We were then shown onto an aircraft while the cleaners were still on board. For some reason we were seated right at the back of the aircraft. My prisoner was a young fusilleer from 3 RRF who had obviously been a very naughty boy. Knowing what he had coming I bought him a couple of drinks on the flight. I got a right bollocking at MCTC, some 6ft 4in dickhead with a very big mouth asked me (At about 90 decibels) if I wanted to join him [The prisoner] because I helped him with his bags.

Oh and My stepdad was in Neumunster with 1 KDG, 1956, 57 somewhere round there.

I did escort duty for two prisoners from Hanover airport, ( two of the poisoned dwarfs of Minden),1965, I was supposed to escort then to Shepton Mallet myself, handed then to the RMP at Gatwick. Got an extra week's leave for my troubles.
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