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Neil Fallon ( Taff )
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Number of posts : 5
Localisation : was Newport now Swindon
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Deepcut Bordon Herford Sennelager Minden Beilefeld Herford
Registration date : 2012-03-23

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PostSubject: REME at 4adsr BFPO 15   REME at 4adsr BFPO 15 Icon_minitime29/3/2012, 19:26

Hi, I'm looking for any REME lads that served with me at Hammersmith Barracks between 81 and 84.
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PostSubject: Re: REME at 4adsr BFPO 15   REME at 4adsr BFPO 15 Icon_minitime29/3/2012, 22:50

Welcome Taff..Bit after my time,, but you never know your luck..Some strange and wonderfull things happen here..
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Neil Fallon ( Taff )
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Number of posts : 5
Localisation : was Newport now Swindon
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Deepcut Bordon Herford Sennelager Minden Beilefeld Herford
Registration date : 2012-03-23

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PostSubject: Re: REME at 4adsr BFPO 15   REME at 4adsr BFPO 15 Icon_minitime30/3/2012, 15:12

Thanks Gordon, Yep - i've got some great memories of Hammersmith & Wentworth barracks and the town. It was my first overseas posting and i thought it was great...
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PostSubject: Re: REME at 4adsr BFPO 15   REME at 4adsr BFPO 15 Icon_minitime30/3/2012, 15:32

Herford was my first too and i hated it...
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ciphers
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Number of posts : 973
Age : 85
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

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PostSubject: Re: REME at 4adsr BFPO 15   REME at 4adsr BFPO 15 Icon_minitime30/3/2012, 17:35

I also didn't like Herford (Wentworth - 1952) ... for some unknown reason the local boozer landlord did not like 6 Armd Div .. wouldn't serve us .. we were temp housed by 11 Armd Div who had no problems. The mess hall was down the road from Wentworth and we had to pass a Girls School and the little darlings would pelt us with anything on hand.

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Neil Fallon ( Taff )
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Number of posts : 5
Localisation : was Newport now Swindon
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Deepcut Bordon Herford Sennelager Minden Beilefeld Herford
Registration date : 2012-03-23

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PostSubject: Re: REME at 4adsr BFPO 15   REME at 4adsr BFPO 15 Icon_minitime30/3/2012, 17:41

Oops !! I opened a can of worms there did'nt i. It obviously got better as time got on.
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PostSubject: Re: REME at 4adsr BFPO 15   REME at 4adsr BFPO 15 Icon_minitime30/3/2012, 18:38

I was at Maresfield,so tended to visit Bad Salzuflen rather than Herford
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Neil Fallon ( Taff )
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Number of posts : 5
Localisation : was Newport now Swindon
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Deepcut Bordon Herford Sennelager Minden Beilefeld Herford
Registration date : 2012-03-23

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PostSubject: Re: REME at 4adsr BFPO 15   REME at 4adsr BFPO 15 Icon_minitime30/3/2012, 20:36

I remember Maresfield Barracks, i think it was just up the road from me. A few times i was called upon to drop parts off to 7 sigs (lad).
During my time at Hammersmith the other units in Herford were 7 Sigs & 1RTR ( later replaced by Hussars i think ) so you can imagine what the weekends were like - Tasty to say the least....
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steve jones
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Number of posts : 210
Age : 67
Localisation : Christchurch, NZ
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : AAC Carlisle, Bielefeld, Werl, Munster, Arborfield
Registration date : 2008-04-08

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PostSubject: Re: REME at 4adsr BFPO 15   REME at 4adsr BFPO 15 Icon_minitime3/4/2012, 21:46

where and when were you in Bielefeld Taff
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Neil Fallon ( Taff )
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Number of posts : 5
Localisation : was Newport now Swindon
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Deepcut Bordon Herford Sennelager Minden Beilefeld Herford
Registration date : 2012-03-23

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PostSubject: Re: REME at 4adsr BFPO 15   REME at 4adsr BFPO 15 Icon_minitime4/4/2012, 08:40

Hi. I was only there a couple of months in 83. Think it was Mossbank Barracks, HQ 1 BR Corps.
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kevinp55
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Number of posts : 9
Localisation : 3rd january
Cap Badge : royal horse guards
Places Served : windsor herford raf pergamos cyprus
Registration date : 2014-03-22

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PostSubject: Re: REME at 4adsr BFPO 15   REME at 4adsr BFPO 15 Icon_minitime23/3/2014, 15:18

ciphers it was probably the same landlord that would not serve us in 62-66 we found out later
that he was a hitler lover we did get back at him,we were at harewood bksi
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JGW
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Number of posts : 13
Localisation : Melksham, Wiltshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : AAS Arborfield, 5 Inf Wksps then 14 Regt. RA Dortmund, 1 Inf Wksps Aden, 22 Sigs Lippstadt, REBCS then 65CSS RE Hameln, Borden, 15/19 H then 9/12 Lancers Tidworth, 4 ADSR, Herford, QoH then 4/7 DGuards Detmold.
Registration date : 2019-03-28

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PostSubject: Re: REME at 4adsr BFPO 15   REME at 4adsr BFPO 15 Icon_minitime28/3/2019, 09:20

Hello Taff,

You may remember me. John Willmouth. I was the inspections Sgt in the LAD. I'm still in touch with (then AQMS) Jimmy Gardner who was commissioned into the Medics and he is still in touch with Jack Iveson who you may not remember. He was EME when I arrived in '79. But I suspect by the time you got there Capt. John Pover was OC LAD. Cpl. Jimmy Randle (Ra Ra) has settled in Leicester. I saw Sgt Dave Joseph some years ago (at least 15-20) running a coffee shop in Abergavenny (? - Aber something anyway) with a stunning German lady called Elizabeth. They're not there now and I've got no idea where they went. That's all I've got for you, except you are probably unlikely to recall a Staff Clerk with Div HQ called Del Carey. He and I arrived in Herford on the same day and made friends waiting outside the RSMs office when booking in. He lived in Trowbridge, about 6 miles from here. However I haven't seen him or his wife Ulla for some years, so I suspect they may have moved back to her home town - Bad Sal (Bad Sulzuflen? can't remember the spelling)
John
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