Number of posts : 1
Registration date : 2010-10-23
|Subject: LUNEBURG 1951-53. 13/5/2011, 21:53|| |
In 1951 due to my ability to re-assemble a stripped down bicycle pump I was drafted into REME and eventually found my way to Luneburg, Wyvern Barracks, attached to the Royal Hampshires and The Scots Greys who were almost ready for leaving. Somewhere in my archives I have some photos of Wyvern which I will dig and post on the site.
Number of posts : 1298
Age : 82
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
|Subject: Re: LUNEBURG 1951-53. 14/5/2011, 09:52|| |
Talking about Luneburg in its wider sense, my late uncle who served with the Middlesex Yeomanry in the last war finishing up at Luneburg where the surrender took place. As you know, they were or are now anyway R Signals.
Number of posts : 5
Age : 83
Localisation : Somerset
Cap Badge : Royal Hampshire regiment
Places Served : Winchester, Luneburg, Perham Down
Registration date : 2013-01-09
|Subject: Re: LUNEBURG 1951-53. 9/1/2013, 20:44|| |
It must have been the same bicycle pump that I had to assemble, along with a piece of chain from a sink plug!! because I ended up in the Royal Hamps in Luneburg 1952-1953, until the regt sailed to Malaya 18th Dec 1953. I finished my time clearing up the transit camp at Perham Down until Jan 1954 and then back to Lower Barracks Winchester for demob, because my mates and I had less than 3 months to serve when they sailed.
I well remember the old AKC Globe cinema, when you could get a seat in the 'balcony' a raised wooden platform some 10 inches above the seats in front, what's in its place now, berpat?
Number of posts : 2986
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26
|Subject: Re: LUNEBURG 1951-53. 10/1/2013, 08:04|| |
We didn't require bicycle pumps in my day, we had real women.
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