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PostSubject: Royal Irish Fusiliers   28/1/2011, 10:52

Here is a pic of a battalion parade at Gottingen around Christmas 1952. I was the right marker of Charley company.
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PostSubject: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers   28/1/2011, 16:37

Hi Brian

Were´s the pic.My father served there in 1958,my mother was born there.Do you have any more photo´s[img][/img]

Was the rhine army college still there in 1952

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PostSubject: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers   28/1/2011, 20:13

I was there with the Royal Irish Fusiliers from about June 1951 to March 1953. No sign of the college.
Sorry about the photo. I can't seem to manage to upload. Will try later. I am afraid that it's my only image.
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PostSubject: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers   28/1/2011, 21:17

One RM? When did they actually do away with that currency?


Title is slightly pornographic or do I just have a dirty mind?
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PostSubject: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers   28/1/2011, 23:02

You have a dirty mind Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers   28/1/2011, 23:19

The Goose Girl, of course, is a famous fairy tale....not sure what it has to do with Gottingen unless that is the locale of the original story.

I was surprised, however, to see the magazine costing one Reich Mark in 1946....I would have thought by then the RM would have been abolished and replaced by Deutsch Mark or whatever it was in the interim.

It would also appear the artwork is based on a fountain which, I am assuming, was located in the old city of Gottingen.

According to one entry in Wikipedia:

Since the 18th century, a fountain was located on the site of the Gänseliesel. However, the old fountain was partially pulled down in the early 19th century due to deterioration. In 1898, the city council decided to construct a new fountain, for which sculptors from all over Germany presented their proposals. From all designs, the neo-gothical proposal "Im Geiste der Alten/Tugendbrunnen" ("In the Spirit of the Ancients/Fountain of Virtue") by the sculptors Mehs and Jehs was favoured while the goose girl design by the architect Heinrich Stöckhardt was only ranked second place. However, after the official ranking the three best designs were put on exhibition. The citizens of Göttingen widely preferred the simpler design of the goose girl, probably because the simple girl image best represents the common people - in contrast to the numerous statues of famous university scientists found in the city. After long discussion, the Gänseliesel, then designed by the architect Heinrich Stöckhardt and created by the sculptor Paul Nisse, was finally put up in 1901 without any official ceremony. The Gänseliesel fountain does not have any particular connection to the history of the town.

which doesn't help much, but does explain the image on the cover of the magazine. Gottingen is also part of the Marchenstrasse, or Fairy Tale Route featuring a variety of locales made famous by the Brothers Grimm.
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PostSubject: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers   29/1/2011, 09:44

Teabag wrote:
One RM? When did they actually do away with that currency?


Title is slightly pornographic or do I just have a dirty mind?

This must be a record. From the Irish Fusiliers to a circumcised goose girl in three jumps (it IS that phallic looking thing sticking out behind the goose's head that's stirring you up isn't it ?)

I agree, I thought the Germans dropped anything to do with Das Reich like a hot brick after the surrender. I suppose there must've been a short period before Federalism kicked in though.

Thing is though, the Allied Powers all had their own "Baffs" type currency anyway so why would this publication cost a Reichsmark ?
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PostSubject: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers   29/1/2011, 09:51

Teabag wrote:
One RM? When did they actually do away with that currency?


Title is slightly pornographic or do I just have a dirty mind?

Further to the subject of that Hampton.

Having had another look at said object I think it looks circumcised, which is a Semitic custom. Goebbels' boys would've slapped a foreskin on that before you could say "Herrenvolk" !
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PostSubject: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers   29/1/2011, 10:29

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You have a dirty mind Laughing

Oh good, still got it then!

Circumcised??? Some of us had to have it done and not for religious reasons. Would I have ended up in the oven just because my willy was different?

Royal Irish Fusiliers to my bits. Now that is a record.
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PostSubject: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers   29/1/2011, 11:18

Hi All

Found this on the net some were ..
it shows the goose girl in the middel of the town centre

[img][/img]


its from 1949.not sure what regiment it is
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PostSubject: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers   29/1/2011, 21:39

[quote="lakerudyard"]

Lake Rudyard, is that the one near Leek ?
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PostSubject: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers   30/1/2011, 17:21

I believe that Wehrungsreform didn't kick in until around 1948 when the Deutschmark became the accepted currency.
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PostSubject: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers   12/5/2012, 15:06

lakerudyard wrote:
I was there with the Royal Irish Fusiliers from about June 1951 to March 1953. ... I can't seem to manage to upload.

Brian, I just PM emailed you. Good chance that you were in Göttingen when my father, Albert Field (from Belfast), was there too. He was also with RIF in Palestine, Gibralter, Aden, Berlin, Korea, Libya, Wuppertal, Bielefeld/Heepen and Celle.

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PostSubject: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers   12/5/2012, 15:28

Teabag wrote:
One RM? When did they actually do away with that currency?

They did away with the Reichsmark on 20. June 1948. The Deutsche Mark was introduced in Germany with the Währungsrefom (in) on the 21. June 1948. So it#s fitting that the magazine would have RM on the cover.


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Title is slightly pornographic or do I just have a dirty mind?

Aye, you have. But then ... who hasn't ... Rolling Eyes

Seeing the Gänseliesel (actually stands for "Goose Elizabeth") waterfountain from a different angle would show you the what you believe to see is in reality the head, actually the beacon, of a goose. See here:






She stands right in the centre of the town. Famous and loved with especially the students of the town because up until this day she is probably the most kissed girl of the world. Just about every student (of the University of Göttingen) who has earned his doctors degree gives her a kiss (plus presents her with some flowers). Some that enroll too. In former years it was only the beginners. Officially forbidden (up until 2001) but the students couldn't care less. I gave her a kiss too. Ages ago ...

Cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers   12/5/2012, 15:44

Stephen Lock wrote:
The Goose Girl, of course, is a famous fairy tale....not sure what it has to do with Gottingen unless that is the locale of the original story.


The Wikipedia quote is incorrect in one point. The Gänseliesel (read: Goose Elizabeth) is the landmark of the town of Göttingen. It shows a barefooted young girl with simple clothing. Poor and unknown by name, carrying her geese to the town market. These were sold during the Christmas days and were known as "Chöttinger Mastchänse" (read"Göttinger Fattened Geese").

The fountain (underneath her) stands right in the middle of the former market.

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PostSubject: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers   17/5/2012, 18:21

Well, i`ve learned something new today.
I`ve stashed it away under `Misc` to throw at any know alls i come across.
What fun.
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PostSubject: lakerudyard. I WAS IN C COY IN GIB/GOTTINGEN 49/52.   21/6/2012, 00:44

lakerudyard wrote:
Here is a pic of a battalion parade at Gottingen around Christmas 1952. I was the right marker of Charley company.
Brian Harris
HI BRIAN,CAN'T PLACE YOU.I WENT TO GOTTINGEN FROM GIB.50/52.IN (C)COY.BUT WAS MOSTLY DUG IN.0.C.TROOPS IN GIB. AND COL.MEYNEL
IN GOTTINGEN.LOTS OF GOOD MATES.CAN YOU NAME SOME TO SEE IF WE HAD SOME IN COMMON. I'VE TRIED FORCES REUNITED BUT HAD NO JOY. PLEASED
TO FIND THIS LINK.REGARDS ,
PAT.
I'M NOT TO HOT ON LINE SO I COULD NOT FIND PICS
I THINK I HAVE ONE TAKEN ON THE FOOTBALL PITCH WHAT A BAND`.
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PostSubject: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers   21/6/2012, 16:11

No shouting, please, i`m trying to get some kip.
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PostSubject: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers   21/6/2012, 16:12

Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers   21/6/2012, 16:43

Welcome galwaypatjo

That was rather a noisy introduction for the middle of the night Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers   21/6/2012, 17:41

Every one was asleep, could explain the shouting.

Noisy f.....
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PostSubject: royal irish fusiliers   21/6/2012, 19:32

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Welcome galwaypatjo

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that was rather a noisy introduction for the middle of the night Laughing Laughing



THANKS GORDON.
I DON'T KNOW THE FORM YET, BUT I WAS ONLY TRYING TO CONTACT ANY IRISH FUSILIERS IN GOTTINGEN 1950-52

REGARDS PAT.
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PostSubject: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers   21/6/2012, 20:12

I take it your Caps Lock button doesn`t work.
Forgot to say, welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers   22/6/2012, 05:49

Welcome Galwaypatjo, hope you enjoy the Site. You weren't Sigs Platoon by any chance? Laughing
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