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pinky
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Places Served : In BAOR : Hohne,Berlin and Munster.
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PostSubject: Munster update   23/6/2011, 02:23

Hi there,
Great website.
A couple of changes needed......if you want !! lol
QRIH left Munster- york bks in 1988. replaced by 1420H who stayed there as 1420H till 1992,then became KRH who stayed in munster at york bks till 2000.
replaced by RDG in 2000. (I KNOW - 'COS I WAS THERE).
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PostSubject: Re: Munster update   23/6/2011, 07:06

I`m sure that info will be welcome Pinky,and welcome to the site
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PostSubject: Re: Munster update   23/6/2011, 13:22

Pinky

Welcome and thank you for the info on your old Regiment

If you go to the home page of this site, click on Locations and then Munster you will find a complete list of the British Regiments who are believed to have been based in York Barracks from 1945 till closure in 2008 (including the units you name)

However anything you can add to the stories of life in Munster will be more than welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Munster update   23/6/2011, 17:34

Does anyone who served at HQ 20 Armoured Brigade, York Barracks, Munster remember the Corporals Club that was on the ground floor of the Signals Block. To us guys in 1952/3/4 it was our refuge from the rest of the motley crew. The day I arrived at 4 Sqn Signals there was a flood in the QM Stores and it was relocated to the right hand end of the barrack block. The old stores languished in disrepair for about 6 months when a bunch of us Signals and Bde HQ corporals approached the Brigade Major with a view of turning it into a Corporals Club. Not only did he OK it but said it would be paid for out of PRI Funds. After a ton of work, that entailed renovating, painting, even relaying the parquet flooring that had just about been destroyed by the water, the Club, that included a very well appointed bar and a separate room for dances etc was opened with great fanfare, and it soon became a favourite watering hole for non coms from Brigade HQ and the 17/21 Lancers who were the resident regiment at York Barracks at the time.
Boy was I sorry to leave 20 Armoured Brigade, the absolute best posting I ever had.

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PostSubject: Re: Munster update   23/6/2011, 17:39

hi there,
Sorry but i can't confirm if it was still in use between 1988 - 2000 when it was HQ 4th Arm'd BDE Signals Sqn.
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Plus 20th Arm'd Bde was in Hohne in the early 80's,they did have a busy bar i recall.
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PostSubject: Re: Munster update   16/12/2014, 21:51

The information for Oxford Barracks in Munster needs updating. I was stationed there from 1948-60 and the 1st Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders were the Infantry Battalion in residence (from 1957-1961) before they returned to the UK to be almagametd with the Cameron Highlanders firming the Queen's Highlanders (Cameron and Seafort). I served in the RAPC attached to the Seaforths
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PostSubject: Re: Munster update   16/12/2014, 21:54

I notice a typo in my message. I was stationed at Oxford Barracks Munster from 1958-60 I was happy serving the Crown for two years National Serviice - not twelve years!
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PostSubject: Re: Munster update   17/12/2014, 08:34

Padre Jim

Welcome

Unfortunately owing to currently insurmountable technical problems we cannot amend the original data base for Munster. (the team has a vast amount of data to be added).

However our knowledge of Munster in the late 1950s is limited, Anything you can add would be very welcome especially the names of the Regiments based on the Loddenheide complex the other side of the city.
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PostSubject: Munster Update   17/1/2015, 18:17

I haven't noticed any reference to Buller Bks.

Does anyone have a photo?

I was LAD REME Att to 66 COY RASC in '57.

Afterwards moving to Herford (Maresfield Bks, then Osnabruck (Belfast BKS).
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PostSubject: Re: Munster update   26/1/2015, 19:34

Brian

Interested in your comments regarding Buller Barracks

A decade later the units in the Loddenheide complex comprised two Foot Guards Battalions, the 13/18th Hussars and the Brigade REME Workshops. 8 Regiment RCT were the otherside of town in Portsmouth Barracks
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PostSubject: Munster update   26/1/2015, 20:20

Thanks for that JPW.

On a slightly different topic...
When at Belfast Bks, our local bar was known as "Mickies Bar".

What was the nearest bar to Maresfield bks, in Herford?

The name "Café Smidt" seems to ring a bell.

Or was that in Munster?
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PostSubject: Re: Munster update   27/1/2015, 22:12

JPW wrote:
Brian

Interested in your comments regarding Buller Barracks

A decade later the units in the Loddenheide complex comprised two Foot Guards Battalions, the 13/18th Hussars and the Brigade REME Workshops. 8 Regiment RCT were the otherside of town in Portsmouth Barracks

With respect, in '67, a decade later, Portsmouth Bks, (Infanterie Kaserne), was occupied by a badly-demoralised 2nd Field Regt RA.
Soon to move to Barnard Castle, County Durham.
(A whole new can of worms which I don't think has been touched upon on this site !).
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PostSubject: Re: Munster update   28/1/2015, 07:43

brum wrote:
JPW wrote:
Brian

Interested in your comments regarding Buller Barracks

A decade later the units in the Loddenheide complex comprised two Foot Guards Battalions, the 13/18th Hussars and the Brigade REME Workshops. 8 Regiment RCT were the otherside of town in Portsmouth Barracks

With respect, in '67, a decade later, Portsmouth Bks, (Infanterie Kaserne), was occupied by a badly-demoralised 2nd Field Regt RA.
Soon to move to Barnard Castle, County Durham.
(A whole new can of worms which I don't think has been touched upon on this site !).

Do tell!! Suspect Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Munster update   28/1/2015, 20:57

This took place shortly after I'd left the regiment
Somebody high up figured that it would be more economical to move a brigade, (I think it was a brigade), to UK then deploy them, via civilian ferries to BAOR for exercises.
I've never heard of any other formations having this inflicted on them, maybe it was an experiment.
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PostSubject: Re: Munster update   30/1/2015, 12:45

6th Infantry Brigade with the HQ at York Barracks Münster moved (less armoured regiments) to UK Mar 68 remaining part of BAOR and returning with the HQ at San Sebastian Barracks Soest in Mar 71

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