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 RAF LAARBRUCH, Goch & Weeze GE

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PostSubject: RAF LAARBRUCH, Goch & Weeze GE   15/3/2011, 17:45

Hello All;

I just found this wonderful site by accident--I hope you won't mind an intrusion by a Yank! I am a recently retired USAF colonel; from 2006 thru 2009, I was the Director of Operations at NATO's Combined Air Operations Center 2 (CAOC2), in Uedem GE. I was lucky to make many wonderful British friends during my tour there. I lived in Goch, immediately across the street from the old (but repainted!) RAF housing area and adjacent to the old Reichswald Kaserne. The many pictures of the kaserne and housing area bring back great memories! RAF Laarbruch of course is now Airport Weeze, Ryan Air's terminal for Dusseldorf and the Niederrhein region. There are still 2 active military organizations in the area that employ British personnel; CAOC2, and the Joint Airpower Competence Centre (JAPCC) on the Von Seydlitz Kaserne in nearby Kalkar. RAF officers and enlisted troops still hold many of the key positions at both organizations are responsible for their many successes!

Thanks again for the great site!
Squeeze
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PostSubject: Re: RAF LAARBRUCH, Goch & Weeze GE   15/3/2011, 20:32

tfcurrenjr

Welcome, I believe you are the first Yank to contribute to the site. A different perspective is always refreshing and interesting.

Bob
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PostSubject: Re: RAF LAARBRUCH, Goch & Weeze GE   15/3/2011, 22:18

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If you had said Paki that would be racist.Is this not the same? Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

Welcome Colonel.
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PostSubject: Re: RAF LAARBRUCH, Goch & Weeze GE   15/3/2011, 23:05

Gordon. wrote:
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If you had said Paki that would be racist.Is this not the same? Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

Welcome Colonel.


Which way is this going Gordon ?
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PostSubject: Re: RAF LAARBRUCH, Goch & Weeze GE   16/3/2011, 11:12

Welcome Colonel, looks like we are going international

we Have brits, Yanks, Canuck, and Ozzie's

any more? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: RAF LAARBRUCH, Goch & Weeze GE   16/3/2011, 11:29

Gordon. wrote:
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If you had said Paki that would be racist.Is this not the same? Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

Welcome Colonel.

Always Yanks to us but surely something the Southern states call those from the North? Anyway, welcome.

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PostSubject: Re: RAF LAARBRUCH, Goch & Weeze GE   17/3/2011, 14:36

Thanks for joining. Did you serve elsewhere in Europe? If so, I would be interested to hear your views.
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PostSubject: Re: RAF LAARBRUCH, Goch & Weeze GE   17/3/2011, 19:46

jim wrote:
Welcome Colonel, looks like we are going international

we Have brits, Yanks, Canuck, and Ozzie's

any more? Very Happy

I come from the Isle-of-Wight. Does that help?
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PostSubject: Re: RAF LAARBRUCH, Goch & Weeze GE   17/3/2011, 20:12

whitehorse660 wrote:
jim wrote:
Welcome Colonel, looks like we are going international

we Have brits, Yanks, Canuck, and Ozzie's

any more? Very Happy

I come from the Isle-of-Wight. Does that help?

Wooly back Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: RAF LAARBRUCH, Goch & Weeze GE   17/3/2011, 20:51

Teabag wrote:
whitehorse660 wrote:
jim wrote:
Welcome Colonel, looks like we are going international

we Have brits, Yanks, Canuck, and Ozzie's

any more? Very Happy

I come from the Isle-of-Wight. Does that help?

Wooly back Very Happy

That hurts!!! Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: RAF LAARBRUCH, Goch & Weeze GE   17/3/2011, 20:52

Teabag wrote:
whitehorse660 wrote:
jim wrote:
Welcome Colonel, looks like we are going international

we Have brits, Yanks, Canuck, and Ozzie's

any more? Very Happy

I come from the Isle-of-Wight. Does that help?

Wooly back Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: RAF LAARBRUCH, Goch & Weeze GE   17/3/2011, 22:00

Careful, careful, you'll scare him away. Your northern neighbour here to help you along if neccesary tf.
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PostSubject: Re: RAF LAARBRUCH, Goch & Weeze GE   18/3/2011, 00:49

Kiwis
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PostSubject: Laarbruch History   12/5/2013, 17:01

Back to Laarbruch.

Perhaps you're interested in Laarbruch history.
As a member of the Royal Air Force Museum Laarbruch Weeze I wrote a timeline of 45 years RAF on Laarbruch.

Timeline

The book can be bought in the museum.





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PostSubject: Re: RAF LAARBRUCH, Goch & Weeze GE   28/10/2013, 08:07

Hi There,

I live fairly near to Laarbruch (Nijmegen NL) and I often ride into Germany on my motorbike. Visited the museum the other week and found it extremely interesting !

Cheers
Tim
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PostSubject: Re: RAF LAARBRUCH, Goch & Weeze GE   4/11/2017, 19:17

I remember Nijmegen from the 60s. We used to go shopping there once a month from Goch.
My Father was Sqn Ldr E.A. Barrett.
He was Senior officer at Goch from 1960 to about 1963.
It was a signals / multi nationality station. He had Germans, Belgians, English, Dutch and I think, Canadians working for him there.
As a teenager we often went to Laarbruch, swimming in an open air heated pool. Quite a novelty.
My fathers commanding officer was a Dutch guy who lived in a large house on top of a hill.
He was posted from there to Munchen Gladbach / Rhindhalen.
Apologies for any spelling mistakes.
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