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PostSubject: Apology   20/12/2011, 07:35

On two occasions members have stated that units had been stationed at Maresfield Barracks Herford.Maresfield was the home of 7 Signal Regiment(and it`s previous titles)from opening to closing.When they moved in, in the early 50s,it was to South Camp only.North Camp was the home of a couple of other units for a few years untill 7 Sigs took that over,the exact date i dont know but it was after 56 and before 62.
So gentlemen for those i doubted ,please accept my whole hearted apologies.

The proof of the pudding

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PostSubject: Re: Apology   20/12/2011, 08:22

I should think so too! Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Apology   20/12/2011, 10:23

Sniff.
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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
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PostSubject: Re: Apology   20/12/2011, 17:05

Gordon,

Fabulous picture. Spent some happy years in 7 Signal Regt (1963-6). Cannot remember the gates into North Camp but can see the Gym at the top of the road. Also no caravans there when this photo was taken.
My troop 'Sierra' was half way up on the right hand side.

Memories, memories.

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PostSubject: Re: Apology   20/12/2011, 18:00

The pic was taken 55/56ish.5 Sqdn blocks were 1st and 2nd on the right
Take a look here Jim

http://www.herforder-association.org.uk/maresfield/maresfield55/maresfield55_a.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Apology   20/12/2011, 18:55

Gordon,

Great photos. Brought back a lot of memories. Initially, it wasn't all there when I first went to BAOR in 1952. It was then 1 Corps Signal Regt located in Hammersmith or Wentworth barracks.
I notice in the photos that one of them is location unknown, yet two rows down there is a larger photo of the same view entitled looking down from block 13 toward the square.

What a haven of information this site has, not only BAOR but almost everything else.


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PostSubject: Re: Apology   22/12/2011, 19:52

Thank you Gordon. Were these former German barracks or purpose built for BAOR?
They seem similar to those in Soest/Deilinghofen we Canadians had.
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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
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PostSubject: Re: Apology   22/12/2011, 20:15

Hardrations,

Maresfield was almost certainly build post war. When I was stationed in Harewood barracks 1952-4, the only main barracks which were ex-Wehrmacht barracks in Herford were Hammersmith, Wentworth and Harwood barracks. The latter was a Panzer barracks. Our cellar in 1 Medium Wireless Troop, 3 Sqn had some original murals presumably done by German soldiers. At that time I do not remember any camp called Maresfield.

Gordon,

As you know, 1 squadron were further up the road past your number 5 Squadron.


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PostSubject: Re: Apology   23/12/2011, 00:01

All correct Jim
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PostSubject: Re: Apology   23/12/2011, 05:21

Kick my butt. Looking back on 64-69 and 71-74 wish I had taken more photo's and movies. Ah well good memories.
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