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 Brixmis on Sky

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Themaadone
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Number of posts : 270
Localisation : Near London
Cap Badge : RAOC/RLC/AGC
Places Served : Bielefeld, Guetersloh, Viersen, Bracht, Falklands, Aldershot, Leconsfield, NI, Rwanda, Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan
Registration date : 2010-09-02

PostSubject: Brixmis on Sky   9/3/2011, 17:49

Last night I watched a Documentary on Brixmis on Sky Tv on the Military history channel (It wasn't called Brixmis but ...something in Potsdam) It was brilliant with lots and lots of footage, French, British and some American ALSO they had Russian and Easty Beasty German footage some not so nice.

I will try and find the title and see if it is being repeated.
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Number of posts : 201
Age : 78
Localisation : Peachland British Columbia, Canada
Cap Badge : Black Watch of Canada
Places Served : 4 CIBG Soest and Werl 1957-1965, Camp Borden, Camp Gagetown
Registration date : 2009-06-04

PostSubject: Re: Brixmis on Sky   22/3/2011, 21:43

I spotted an obituary in the local paper last week of a former officer in the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada. Apparently his long and varied army career included a four year tour with Brixmis from 1957 to 1961. First I ever heard of Canadians serving with them. It's a sad day when you don't learn something.
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Places Served : Bielefeld, Guetersloh, Viersen, Bracht, Falklands, Aldershot, Leconsfield, NI, Rwanda, Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan
Registration date : 2010-09-02

PostSubject: Re: Brixmis on Sky   23/3/2011, 21:05

It is indeed - I recently found a copy, well thumbed of Soxmis (or Brixmis) in the book bin at work and off I pootled with it....

An interesting read indeed.

Couldn't find a repeat as yet but that's not to say Sky won't repeat it - they repeat everything 100 times over.
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Localisation : Berkshire
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Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

PostSubject: Re: Brixmis on Sky   24/3/2011, 10:07

Recce

As we have often discussed elsewhere on this site the Canadian Brigade were always highly regarded by the rest of BAOR during their time "up north". Indeed there were Canadian representatives in a number of key apoiintments in the major British HQ

It is not suprising therefore that individuals who were a fluent linguist or had specialist technical knowledge were permitted to volunteer for BRIXMIS.
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Places Served : 4 CIBG Soest and Werl 1957-1965, Camp Borden, Camp Gagetown
Registration date : 2009-06-04

PostSubject: Re: Brixmis on Sky   24/3/2011, 19:35

JPW wrote:
Recce

As we have often discussed elsewhere on this site the Canadian Brigade were always highly regarded by the rest of BAOR during their time "up north". Indeed there were Canadian representatives in a number of key apoiintments in the major British HQ

It is not suprising therefore that individuals who were a fluent linguist or had specialist technical knowledge were permitted to volunteer for BRIXMIS.

Very Happy Thanks for those kind words. It's nice to know we were appreciated.

Yes, at one point in the early 60s the GOC of 4 Div was Maj/Gen Jean Allard, a former Royal 22e Regt (Van Doos) officer. Our brigade was part of 4th division, although we never wore the "Quadrant" div patch on our uniforms.
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