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 Re-Visiting Lüneburg

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craig-an-erin
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Number of posts : 11
Age : 85
Localisation : Herefordshire
Cap Badge : 8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars
Places Served : Leicester, Tidworth, Paderborn, Bovington, Korea, Tidworth, Lüneburg, Northampton.
Registration date : 2010-04-08

PostSubject: Re-Visiting Lüneburg   21/5/2011, 13:14

I was stationed with the 8th Hussars in Wyvern Barracks, Lüneburg. The town is very different to-day, with much of the old, narrow town streets pedestrianised to great effect. I have been back a number of times in the past ten years, and although many of the old watering holes have gone the town is still worth a visit. I have always been made welcome, and many people ask me about what the town was like in the fifties. They even put an article in the local paper about me - fame at last! Anyone remembering Rauno's will be pleased to know it is still in existence, although it's a konditorei and cafe now.
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Number of posts : 1026
Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

PostSubject: Re: Re-Visiting Lüneburg   22/5/2011, 01:38

Hi Craig. Welcome to the site. Make sure to share some memories.
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Places Served : Munsterlager, Hohne, Sennelager, Nienburg, Osnabruck
Registration date : 2011-03-30

PostSubject: Re: Re-Visiting Lüneburg   22/5/2011, 05:12

Hi Craig although i wasn't stationed in Luneburg i did visit there on quite a few weekends from Munsterlager. Used to like going to all the bars down by the river. Had some good times and it would be nice to see some pictures of it now.

And Welcome to the site.
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PostSubject: Re: Re-Visiting Lüneburg   22/5/2011, 08:17

Welcome Craig.As TD says pictures would be very welcome..
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Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
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Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Re-Visiting Lüneburg   22/5/2011, 09:17

craig-an-erin wrote:
I was stationed with the 8th Hussars in Wyvern Barracks, Lüneburg. The town is very different to-day, with much of the old, narrow town streets pedestrianised to great effect. I have been back a number of times in the past ten years, and although many of the old watering holes have gone the town is still worth a visit. I have always been made welcome, and many people ask me about what the town was like in the fifties. They even put an article in the local paper about me - fame at last! Anyone remembering Rauno's will be pleased to know it is still in existence, although it's a konditorei and cafe now.


Another Cavalryman, that's two inside a week. That should "up the tone" a bit.


Welcome aboard ! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Re-Visiting Lüneburg   22/5/2011, 09:33

Neighhh chance of the tone being uped... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Re-Visiting Lüneburg   22/5/2011, 10:07

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Another Cavalryman, that's two inside a week. That should "up the tone" a bit.

What a lot of manure Laughing
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Registration date : 2011-03-30

PostSubject: Re: Re-Visiting Lüneburg   22/5/2011, 10:42

Gordon. wrote:
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Another Cavalryman, that's two inside a week. That should "up the tone" a bit.

What a lot of manure Laughing

manure Very Happy mature lol! stop horsing around Gordon.
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PostSubject: Re: Re-Visiting Lüneburg   22/5/2011, 11:54

Yes.....I must spur myself on to do better things Laughing
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Number of posts : 1026
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Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

PostSubject: Re: Re-Visiting Lüneburg   22/5/2011, 13:46

Gordon. wrote:
Yes.....I must spur myself on to do better things Laughing

Yes, yes. Bite the bit and gallop on.
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Number of posts : 11
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Localisation : Herefordshire
Cap Badge : 8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars
Places Served : Leicester, Tidworth, Paderborn, Bovington, Korea, Tidworth, Lüneburg, Northampton.
Registration date : 2010-04-08

PostSubject: Re: Re-Visiting Lüneburg   24/5/2011, 18:09

Thank you everyone for your welcome ! Managed, eventually, to sort out a few pix - my excuse is I'm old. Find them at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/centurion3/
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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: Re-Visiting Lüneburg   24/5/2011, 21:29

Wecome to the gang! At one point in 1958 I was billeted with your regiment in Hohne as they were in the process of amalgamation with the 4th QOH. Were you there at that time?
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PostSubject: Re: Re-Visiting Lüneburg   24/5/2011, 22:26

Nice pics Craig
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Places Served : Munsterlager, Hohne, Sennelager, Nienburg, Osnabruck
Registration date : 2011-03-30

PostSubject: Re: Re-Visiting Lüneburg   25/5/2011, 10:33

Thanks for sharing the Pics Craig. Very Nice. Although not stationed there Luneburg was very nice to visit.
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Number of posts : 11
Age : 85
Localisation : Herefordshire
Cap Badge : 8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars
Places Served : Leicester, Tidworth, Paderborn, Bovington, Korea, Tidworth, Lüneburg, Northampton.
Registration date : 2010-04-08

PostSubject: Re: Re-Visiting Lüneburg   25/5/2011, 11:54

What have I been saddled with ? I thought this was a stable site, I was unaware I had to curry favour or get the brush off. Sorry guys, I must stop horsing around, my fingers get rather numnah with a lot of typing.

Replying to recce83, I left Lüneburg before the amalgamation, being posted to the Northamptonshire Yeomanry for eighteen months or so before demob. NY had asked for a driving instructor. I was a gunnery instructor so it made perfect sense.
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Localisation : Berkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

PostSubject: Re: Re-Visiting Lüneburg   26/5/2011, 11:13

Craig

Tally Ho and welcome

My great mate at boarding school in Germany was a SSM in the 8H

I was born and brought up near to Stoughton Airfield where the Regiment was based prior to going to Korea, coincidentally my father was part of the supporting REME Workshop there
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Places Served : Leicester, Tidworth, Paderborn, Bovington, Korea, Tidworth, Lüneburg, Northampton.
Registration date : 2010-04-08

PostSubject: Re: Re-Visiting Lüneburg   26/5/2011, 11:34

JPW

Thank you for your welcome.

I remember that airfield well. The only place I can recall where, on guard duty, it was possible to take one hour and fifty minutes to cycle round the perimeter. If there was moon it was quite pleasant! Not so clever if it was snowing. Long gone of course. I understand it's a housing estate these days.

More ghastly tales at

http://squadronclerk.blogspot.com/
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Age : 78
Localisation : Northumberland
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg, Verden, Liebenau, Hohne, Hamm, Duisburg, Minden, Hannover, Fallingbostal, Kuwait, UK, HK, USA/Can.
Registration date : 2008-02-27

PostSubject: Re: Re-Visiting Lüneburg   27/5/2011, 18:38

craig-an-erin
I had the pleasure?? of serving with the 8 KRIH LAD for short spell in Luneburg before the amalgamation, later seved with QOH but that is another storey and I dont want to upset General Brum. As you say the town had a lot going for it and I returned to visit a few times during my 20+ years in Germany and enjoyed it each time.
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PostSubject: Re: Re-Visiting Lüneburg   10/12/2012, 15:05

I was stationed in luneburg in 1955 but try as will I can't locate where I was. I was a driver in the MT platoon with the East Lancs Regt. we arrived there in March from Dusseldorf until demob in Feb 56. I remember the pubs and a barbers in the main street now pedestranised. Our camp was in the town but where I just can't place. Any ideas welcome

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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Re-Visiting Lüneburg   10/12/2012, 16:59

Buck, apparently Alma Barracks was re -designated Theodor Korner Kaserne after the British left. If you type in Luneburg on the Google Earth search box then wheit locates it, type in Theodor Korner Kaserne it will then bring up the old Alma Barracks. Smile
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