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PostSubject: DDR and the cold war   16/9/2012, 18:05

I did a boarder patrol with the 3rd Carabiniers around Helmstedt about 1967
Found this clip of what the place looks like now

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSPynG9vcdk&feature=related

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PostSubject: Re: DDR and the cold war   16/9/2012, 18:51

The British boarder service soon found themselves out of a job back in 1989

The bad guys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh7FqDAyg9k&feature=related
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PostSubject: Re: DDR and the cold war   17/9/2012, 11:29

More on the DDR

http://www.arrse.co.uk/military-history-militaria/177144-couple-questions-about-berlin-east-germany.html
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PostSubject: Re: DDR and the cold war   18/9/2012, 14:46

Hi there,
Doing a stint in Berlin 85-88 really brought the cold war home. Border patrols, checkpoint Charlie, train guard duty amongst other stuff. Did a border patrol from Hohne in '81 which was interesting too !!
Miss them days......
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PostSubject: Re: DDR and the cold war   18/9/2012, 16:18

Britmix tales

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PostSubject: Re: DDR and the cold war   20/9/2012, 18:55

Ah the memories, happy days.
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PostSubject: Re: DDR and the cold war   25/9/2012, 17:43

I remember the awful train journeys through East Germany with the blinds down and trying to peek at the aliens called East Germans every time we stopped on route to the zone.from Berlin.
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PostSubject: Re: DDR and the cold war   25/9/2012, 18:16

Hi rucjock, welcome to the site!
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PostSubject: Re: DDR and the cold war   25/9/2012, 18:21

Thank you Shelldrake for your kind welcome.It is a great site.Hello to all who contribute to it.It will take me ages to go through it.RJ21
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PostSubject: Re: DDR and the cold war   25/9/2012, 23:57

Welcome rucjock21

Nice to see an Argyle on the site,even if you are a weegie..Shelldrake must be wetting himself... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: DDR and the cold war   26/9/2012, 05:44

Gordon. wrote:
Welcome rucjock21

Nice to see an Argyle on the site,even if you are a weegie..Shelldrake must be wetting himself... Laughing



Adds a bit of couth to the site!! Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: DDR and the cold war   26/9/2012, 11:55

Hi folks, Thank you for your kind welcomes. Berlin Rocking Horses as someone pointed out similar to Quick Train in the zone.These exercises were frequent in that the whole brigade would be called out at the sametime and each battalion,and supporting elements took up strategic points in the Berlin area eg; bridges, railways etc in the event of a soviet invasion.An air raid siren would be sounded and we all turned out of our beds Sleep etc in the early morning or when ever brigade felt like it, with all our kit and head off in our vehicles.I think that each battalion had in those days six APC 432's and rest were very old Mercedes Benz trucks which were full of the troops heading to their respective places.I'm sure the Berliners were living in sheer hell thinking the possibility that the Russians were coming.....again.
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PostSubject: Re: DDR and the cold war   28/10/2012, 12:36

The Berliner
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJLs0U_G3NU
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PostSubject: Re: DDR and the cold war   28/10/2012, 13:46

Nice one Jack, hope there is Silver Service on board.
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