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 MINDEN 1969 1 DERR MECHANISED INFANTRY BATTLION ON PARADE

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PAT WEBB
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Registration date : 2008-02-22

PostSubject: MINDEN 1969 1 DERR MECHANISED INFANTRY BATTLION ON PARADE   24/2/2008, 19:17

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jim
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Number of posts : 1291
Localisation : Sutton Coldfield
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

PostSubject: Re: MINDEN 1969 1 DERR MECHANISED INFANTRY BATTLION ON PARADE   25/2/2008, 11:32

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Number of posts : 208
Age : 72
Localisation : Between Hannover and Herford, off all main routes
Cap Badge : Not even a reservist now - have been Pborn3
Places Served : Oswestry 1965, Paderborn to 1971, NE Dist, Munsterlager from 1974, Sennelager (1976 to 2012)
Registration date : 2016-12-16

PostSubject: Clifton Barracks (now a VW/Skoda/SEATdealership)   15/3/2018, 17:56



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Localisation : Mississauga
Cap Badge : The Royal Canadian Regiment
Places Served : 1977-80, London ON, Gagetown NB
Registration date : 2010-03-22

PostSubject: Re: MINDEN 1969 1 DERR MECHANISED INFANTRY BATTLION ON PARADE   16/3/2018, 22:09

I posted the photo on Arrse and got the following response.

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The photo appears on page 36, Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire) by Martin McIntyre in association with the RGB&W Regimental Museum Tempus Publishing Limited.

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Number of posts : 208
Age : 72
Localisation : Between Hannover and Herford, off all main routes
Cap Badge : Not even a reservist now - have been Pborn3
Places Served : Oswestry 1965, Paderborn to 1971, NE Dist, Munsterlager from 1974, Sennelager (1976 to 2012)
Registration date : 2016-12-16

PostSubject: Re: MINDEN 1969 1 DERR MECHANISED INFANTRY BATTLION ON PARADE   16/3/2018, 22:57

You are correct. Previous instances of the photo posted here were on a remote site which charges to view photos [no matter who posted them]! I live in Minden (now) and the parade square resembles the layout in Elizabeth Bks (I was actually on my way there!) it is a supermarket (in the cookhouse - the accn blocks are given over to an OFH) - Clifton Barracks is totally dempolished and is a large VW and Peugeot dealership.

http://british-army-units1945on.co.uk/infantry/duke-of-edinburgh-s-royal-regiment.html

Confirms the DERR were in Clifton Barracks,
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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: MINDEN 1969 1 DERR MECHANISED INFANTRY BATTLION ON PARADE   18/3/2018, 15:28

I was down the road in Westminster Barracks when this photo was taken.

Came across Col Tom Gibson several times in my Army career. Australian by birth he transferred to the British Army.i
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Localisation : Highlands
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Registration date : 2013-12-21

PostSubject: Re: MINDEN 1969 1 DERR MECHANISED INFANTRY BATTLION ON PARADE   19/3/2018, 21:40

I moved with 1 Black Watch from Warminster to Elizabeth Barracks Minden in April 1964. The unit was one of the first to be issued with AF430 series vehicles during autumn of 1964.
I moved on to SHAPE in France in Jan 65, so I don't know how long the Black Watch stayed in Minden.
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