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mattjonas
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PostSubject: Memories of Trenchard Barracks, Celle   19/2/2012, 14:29

Hello all,

I've recently been asked to create a commemorative booklet marking the end of the British Armys' presence in Celle, and as such was keen to source several recollections from various armed forces members that have served in Celle from 1945 onwards. If you have, or know anyone who has been based in Trenchard Barracks, I would be much obliged if you could post a brief note on your time there and what unit you were based with, brownie points for any photos included!

Many thanks,

Matt
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steve
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PostSubject: Re: Memories of Trenchard Barracks, Celle   19/2/2012, 16:58

Hi Matt
Have updated the Celle Various page for the early days of BAOR

http://baor-locations.co.uk/Cellevarious.aspx

Hoping to get more unit detail for this period please pass on whatever you find on your mission

Best of luck
Steve
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tommy16
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PostSubject: Re: Memories of Trenchard Barracks, Celle   24/3/2012, 21:02

Hi Matt,

I was at Trenchard Celle from 94-96. Best days i had in the army(although we deployed from celle to Bosnia). When do you want stories/tales?
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PostSubject: Re: Memories of Trenchard Barracks, Celle   24/3/2012, 21:14


Matt, where else have you advertised? Facebook our battalion 2 Royal Anglian on there
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Ian
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PostSubject: Re: Memories of Trenchard Barracks, Celle   30/3/2012, 12:30

I was never stationed in Celle, but I do remember in the early 60,s the watchman at the NAAFI being found murdered, it was over Christmas one year, I believe they eventually charged 3 soldiers with the crime, one was a wo2 if my memory is correct, anybody know any more? Ian.
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PostSubject: Re: Memories of Trenchard Barracks, Celle   1/5/2015, 15:27

I was stationed at Trenchard Barracks in the early 60s attached to 1st bn royal Irish Fusiliers then the 1st Battalion the Royal Anglian Regt till we was withdrawn to Catterick as part of the cut backs
My unit was 510 Signal Troop attached to both of the above regiments
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PostSubject: Re: Memories of Trenchard Barracks, Celle   1/4/2016, 19:50

Hello all, I'm new here, my dad was in 94 regiment we were in Celle for 8 or 9 years, we left in 84 coming over to Scotland... As a kid I loved it , as an adult I have many , many fond memories, . Maryann
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PostSubject: Re: Memories of Trenchard Barracks, Celle   1/4/2016, 19:53

Jock Redman..... Lol imagine forgetting to put that in their?!?
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JPW
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PostSubject: Re: Memories of Trenchard Barracks, Celle   2/4/2016, 11:53

Maryann

Welcome, look forward to your future postings about your memories of life in Celle

Think you may have the wrong barracks, 94 were longstanding occupants of Taunton not Trenchard Barracks.

If you have not already found it, go to the Master Home Page on this site, then click on Locations, then Celle and you should then have a choice of the individual Barracks in Celle, some with photos
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PostSubject: Re: Memories of Trenchard Barracks, Celle   2/4/2016, 15:26

Through research from original documentation by JPW and myself can confirm the following post 8 May 45

23 May 45 – HQ 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division command 30th Corps moved into Trenchard Barracks and disbanded by 31 July 46 replaced by 5th Infantry Division in Braunschweig

21 May 45 - HQ 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division moved into Silk Factory Offices Lüneburger Heerstrasse Celle until disbandment

The RAF moved in and was handed back to the Army mid Jan 48

15 Feb 48 – HQ Hannover District formed from 7th Armoured Division on 14 Jan 48 and moved from Bad Rothenfelde north-west of Bielefeld to Trenchard Barracks

early Mar 49 7th Armoured Division reforms at Trenchard Barracks moving to Verden-Aller late 50

Unable to update the Celle page at this time as http://baor-locations.org is under a major refit thanks to Mike Royal Signals


Last edited by steve on 17/11/2017, 09:02; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : changing history)
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PostSubject: Re: Memories of Trenchard Barracks, Celle   16/11/2017, 19:19

maryann, drop me a message, like to contact your dad,
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PostSubject: David Alan Rees - R.E.M.E - 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade   30/5/2018, 18:39

Mr Father, David (Dai) Alan Rees did his National Service in the R.E.M.E., attached to the 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade (the Desert Rats) and was stationed in Celle in 1951.

This is one of a number of photos I have of him, in the Rees Scott Archive, Dai is on the left and Jock Williams on the right.



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JPW
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PostSubject: Re: Memories of Trenchard Barracks, Celle   1/6/2018, 08:51

Barry

Welcome

Am intrigued by the sign OC LAD REME on the photo

Think this was before the introduction of Armoured Personnel Carriers into the British Army and whilst 1RB maintained the Green Jacket tradition of providing the Lorried Infantry capability to Armoured Divisions not sure whether that would have warranted an Officer OC LAD. Have you anything more detail?
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PostSubject: Re: Memories of Trenchard Barracks, Celle   2/6/2018, 18:09

Hi JPW

Not a lot more detail I'm afraid. I have a couple more photos that show the type of vehicles that he dealt with, and I remember him enthusing about the Scammell recovery truck he often used when out on manoeuvres.

The first photo shows Dai Rees, Dennis 'the Menace', and Jock Williams, (photo is annotated 'working hard?'), in one of their vehicles. The second is a row of half-tracks.


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PostSubject: Re: Memories of Trenchard Barracks, Celle   5/6/2018, 08:22

Thank you very much, the shot of the half tracks will bring back very happy memories for the veteran members of this site (me included)
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PostSubject: Re: Memories of Trenchard Barracks, Celle   5/6/2018, 16:41

Yes indeed, the ultimate REME mobile home, also useful, occasionally for lifting and replacing Cent major assemblies.
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PostSubject: Re: Memories of Trenchard Barracks, Celle   6/6/2018, 05:42

He is not joking!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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