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donald
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Places Served : UK,BOAR,Egypt
Registration date : 2008-04-04

PostSubject: Wolfenbüttel   8/4/2008, 15:51

This was my first Station with the Royals in 1947.A fine Barracks after 57 Tng Regt in UK where we billeted in Nissan huts with a coal stove to TRY and keep warm.In Wolfenbüttel we had central heating,and sure needed it for the winters in those days.The camp was really ideal,the living blocks were like an atrium,with well laid out gardens in the middle.The town was small but nice,we had quite a few soldiers who married girls from Wolfenbüttel.Wolfenbüttel is famour for the liquer known as "Jägermeister",I still like a bottle now and again,its made with herbs.Anyone else reading here stationed in Wolfenbüttel???
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Localisation : Limavady, N.I.
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Places Served : Arborfield (Basic training), S.E.M.E. Bordon (Trade training), Barnard Castle, Hemer, Belfast (Emergency Tour), Londonderry, Munster, Brunei, Hong Kong
Registration date : 2008-04-06

PostSubject: Re: Wolfenbüttel   28/5/2008, 10:08

donald wrote:
This was my first Station with the Royals in 1947.A fine Barracks after 57 Tng Regt in UK where we billeted in Nissan huts with a coal stove to TRY and keep warm.In Wolfenbüttel we had central heating,and sure needed it for the winters in those days.The camp was really ideal,the living blocks were like an atrium,with well laid out gardens in the middle.The town was small but nice,we had quite a few soldiers who married girls from Wolfenbüttel.Wolfenbüttel is famour for the liquer known as "Jägermeister",I still like a bottle now and again,its made with herbs.Anyone else reading here stationed in Wolfenbüttel???
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Don

Don,

Do you have any recollections of Barracks, dates, Units/Regiments from the area or elsewhere in Germany?

Paul.
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PostSubject: Re: Wolfenbüttel   31/5/2008, 15:39

Paul,
I was Stationed at Wolfenbüttel,Wesendorf,Herford,and Detmold in BOAR.I currently live in Detmold,my house stands about 50yards from where the Bde HQ used to stand,thats all gone now and houses are springing up like mushrooms.My next to one neighbour is John Porter,ex WO1 REME 4 Fd WS.I was a Royal until we amalgamated with the Blues in '69,left the service 1971.

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Places Served : Wolfenbuttel, Herford, Hohne, Swanton Morley, Wimbish, Bovington, Belfast, Cyprus, Iraq, Kosavo, Kuwait.
Registration date : 2008-07-03

PostSubject: Re: Wolfenbüttel   3/7/2008, 21:13

I was stationed in woofers in 86 until april 87 as my first posting but the 9/12th Lancers were there for 4 yrs until april 87. Before that it was Hohne but that was before my time.......
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Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
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PostSubject: Re: Wolfenbüttel   8/7/2008, 10:37

LOL

Don, you were retiring in Detmold just as I got there as a young soldier

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Registration date : 2008-04-04

PostSubject: Re: Wolfenbüttel   8/7/2008, 15:34

Jim,
After retiring I went to work for the then Barrack Services RAOC,and became the Supervisor in charge of looking after the MQs and Barracks.If you lived in a MQ then one of my BIAs/ASAs would have then as it was called "marched you in"
Its a lovely place Detmold,you would not recognize the Barracks now!
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Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

PostSubject: Re: Wolfenbüttel   10/7/2008, 09:26

We initially had a hireing in waddenhausen near Lage, then we move to a brand new flat in Hackedahl (sp) Don, so you would certainly have been involved. I worked as the AQ Clerk in Bde HQ so I got a quarter very quickly even though I was a newly wed PTE

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PostSubject: Re: Wolfenbüttel   2/11/2008, 21:41

donald wrote:
This was my first Station with the Royals in 1947.A fine Barracks after 57 Tng Regt in UK where we billeted in Nissan huts with a coal stove to TRY and keep warm.In Wolfenbüttel we had central heating,and sure needed it for the winters in those days.The camp was really ideal,the living blocks were like an atrium,with well laid out gardens in the middle.The town was small but nice,we had quite a few soldiers who married girls from Wolfenbüttel.Wolfenbüttel is famour for the liquer known as "Jägermeister",I still like a bottle now and again,its made with herbs.Anyone else reading here stationed in Wolfenbüttel???
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Don

Don,

Can you advise us what this building was used for?

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In through the gates past the guardhouse, turn right and follow the road around. It was on the right hand side of the road at the end of the first row of hangars.

I was in WF from Jan 76-Nov 80. Best posting in the world!

Regards,

Owly
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PostSubject: Re: Wolfenbüttel   26/11/2008, 09:51

Did Wolfenbuttel barracks have a large swimming pool?

I seem to remember going there on a visit on a swimming competition with fellow squaddies from Langeleben in 1958.
There were representatives from various Regiments/Units there as well on an all day outing.

I got picked up by the 'Redcaps' for not having a beret on! Just 5 minutes after coming out of the pool!
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PostSubject: Wolfenbuttel   2/12/2008, 15:59

Owly - can't place that building,and I was then in the MT and our hangers were there as you described(maybe later build)

Bill - we had no swimming pool as such,but used the static water holder in the summer.It had to be emtied every now and again as every so often there was a purge on illegal weapons,and thats where the lads dumped 'em when things got hot!
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Registration date : 2008-04-04

PostSubject: Waddenhausen   2/12/2008, 16:02

jim wrote:
We initially had a hireing in waddenhausen near Lage, then we move to a brand new flat in Hackedahl (sp) Don, so you would certainly have been involved. I worked as the AQ Clerk in Bde HQ so I got a quarter very quickly even though I was a newly wed PTE

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Jim,
Yes,I remember well when we took over the hirings as overflow at Waddenhausen.Very nice they were too!"
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Owly
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PostSubject: Re: Wolfenbüttel   18/5/2009, 22:22

Bill 1 wrote:
Did Wolfenbuttel barracks have a large swimming pool?

I seem to remember going there on a visit on a swimming competition with fellow squaddies from Langeleben in 1958.
There were representatives from various Regiments/Units there as well on an all day outing.

I got picked up by the 'Redcaps' for not having a beret on! Just 5 minutes after coming out of the pool!

Bill,

No, there was never a pool in Northampton Barracks but there was an excellent large pool (Stadtbad) in the town.

Regards,

Owly
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PostSubject: Re: Wolfenbüttel   24/5/2009, 15:59

I remember clearly we used the static water pools to swim in,and most of the Regtl swimming comps were held in them.We had very warm,hot summers in those days,but the swimming in the static water pools was only allowed when a qualified life saver was on duty as the pools had sloping sides and could be dangerous to a non or poor swimmer.In fact tragically the Royals had two kids drown in one of these at Wesendorf!
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PostSubject: QRIH in Wolfenbüttel   26/6/2009, 02:37

I have just posted a new thread under Regiments & Corps > Regiments for the QRIH in Wolfenbüttel 1964-68. I was there as a child when my father was serving. The thread is right here I have memories of the barracks, the housing estate, trips to Bad Harzburg, Grosse and Klein Denkte, the BFES school etc. Interested to hear others' recollections of that era in Wolfenbüttel too.
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Localisation : Near Selby
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Arborfield(Basic),Bordon(Trade),Wolfenbuttel 16/5QRL,Ireland (Emergency Tour),Herford (7 Sigs).300 SQN HSF
Registration date : 2011-11-27

PostSubject: Re: Wolfenbüttel   27/11/2011, 22:51


I was based at Wolfenbuttel from 1975 to 1977 REME Attached to 16th/5th The Queens Royal Lancers. Best posting I ever had.
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Cap Badge : 9/12 lancer
Places Served : Munster, hohne, wolfenbuttel, wimbish.
Registration date : 2016-08-25

PostSubject: Re: Wolfenbüttel   25/8/2016, 14:13

I was there from 84 to 87 , best place ever !! the good old days .
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PostSubject: Re: Wolfenbüttel   26/8/2016, 21:16

By sheer coincidence the Site Research team has recently discovered that the first British occupants of Northampton Barracks Wolfenbuttel in June 1945 was probably a Squadron of the 1st Household Cavalry Regiment (shortly afterwards renamed The Life Guards
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