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 7 Armoured Workshop, Fallingbostel

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johnbe77
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Number of posts : 6
Age : 76
Localisation : Hailsham, E.Sussex
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Fallingbostel, Tidworth, UN Cyprus, Osnabruck, HQ London District, Arborfield(x4)
Registration date : 2013-01-11

PostSubject: 7 Armoured Workshop, Fallingbostel   17/2/2013, 22:45

Came across a photograph of the entire workshop taken sometime in the middle 60's. I can recognise many of the faces but only a few of the names, all in the Tels section:

Jack Day, Mick Miles, Satch Walton and me of course.

It would be great to hear from anyone in the photograph especially if they have a better memory than me.

Hope the photo displays OK !

Regards,

John Berridge.

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johnbe77
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Number of posts : 6
Age : 76
Localisation : Hailsham, E.Sussex
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Fallingbostel, Tidworth, UN Cyprus, Osnabruck, HQ London District, Arborfield(x4)
Registration date : 2013-01-11

PostSubject: 7 Armoured Workshop, Fallingbostel   17/2/2013, 22:56

That didn't go so well, one more try - if no success, I can e-mail
the picture to anyone interested.

Here goes....

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magickpyggie
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Number of posts : 11
Age : 69
Localisation : Lincolnshire
Cap Badge : Royal Signals, REME, Int Corps
Places Served : Paderborn, Fallingbostel, Tidworth, Old Dalby
Registration date : 2013-02-18

PostSubject: Re: 7 Armoured Workshop, Fallingbostel   18/2/2013, 10:17

Hi John,

I have no recollection of the event and I was there from 0//68 to 07/69, in fact I did my booking out watching the moon landing!

I remember Col Cash was the CO.

I was a Tels Tech and Fred Waters was my Q, he neve did like following route cards!

John Terry
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bigmal
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Number of posts : 296
Age : 59
Localisation : Worksop, Notts
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E
Places Served : Fallingbostal, NI, Hohne, Fallingbostal, again.
Registration date : 2012-03-30

PostSubject: Re: 7 Armoured Workshop, Fallingbostel   18/2/2013, 17:05

A bit before my time, I`m afraid.

I don`t recognise any one in the pictures.

But then again I was there from 1977-1981.

What were the blokes at the back stood and sat on, was it a `Mashy` truck?

Malc.

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magickpyggie
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Number of posts : 11
Age : 69
Localisation : Lincolnshire
Cap Badge : Royal Signals, REME, Int Corps
Places Served : Paderborn, Fallingbostel, Tidworth, Old Dalby
Registration date : 2013-02-18

PostSubject: Commer Tels wagons   20/2/2013, 21:13

Can anyone confirm the names of the four 1952 Commer Q4 4x4 3-Ton G.S., Telecom Repair Trucks at 7 Armoured?

I was in the Tels section frp 67-69

John Terry
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johnbe77
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Number of posts : 6
Age : 76
Localisation : Hailsham, E.Sussex
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Fallingbostel, Tidworth, UN Cyprus, Osnabruck, HQ London District, Arborfield(x4)
Registration date : 2013-01-11

PostSubject: 7 Armoured Workshop, Fallingbostel   20/2/2013, 22:01

Not sure what you mean by names, they only had numbers when I was there up
to the middle of 67.

I found this photo of 3 of them carying out an annual inspection at the Royal Irish
Fusiliers in Celle in November 1963 - that's me claiming ownership to the best one.

The most enjoyable part of driving them was the ability to sway them to impossible
angles going round bends - top heavy you might say.

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johnbe77
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Number of posts : 6
Age : 76
Localisation : Hailsham, E.Sussex
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Fallingbostel, Tidworth, UN Cyprus, Osnabruck, HQ London District, Arborfield(x4)
Registration date : 2013-01-11

PostSubject: 7 Armoured Workshops   20/2/2013, 22:04

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magickpyggie
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Number of posts : 11
Age : 69
Localisation : Lincolnshire
Cap Badge : Royal Signals, REME, Int Corps
Places Served : Paderborn, Fallingbostel, Tidworth, Old Dalby
Registration date : 2013-02-18

PostSubject: Re: 7 Armoured Workshop, Fallingbostel   21/2/2013, 05:09

I seem to remember them being called Mr Volt, Mr Amp, Mr Ohm, and Mr Watt, but that had been painted over. I will try and find my old photo album. I remember Celle, and I remember turning one on its side in deep snow in a forest, and me second in the convoy. Took a day to get me back on four wheels and out. Tyre pressures were 80 psi if I remember and that could cut through anything.

Fallingbostel was great for cab happy people!
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Age : 76
Localisation : Berkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

PostSubject: Re: 7 Armoured Workshop, Fallingbostel   21/2/2013, 20:42

Sorry cann't make any significant contribution (my loyalties lie with the rival Minden based 11 Field Workshop)

One name I do recall from this era was the Rugby mad Cornishman, ASM Verschoerann, who I believe took local discharge when his 22 years was up and was reemployed by the Workshop and eventually retired as the Apprentice Foreman/ Meister of the Civilian Work Force
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Number of posts : 11
Age : 69
Localisation : Lincolnshire
Cap Badge : Royal Signals, REME, Int Corps
Places Served : Paderborn, Fallingbostel, Tidworth, Old Dalby
Registration date : 2013-02-18

PostSubject: Re: 7 Armoured Workshop, Fallingbostel   28/2/2013, 10:15

Does any one else remember feeding cheese to the War dogs that patrolled the site. I seem to remember letting the Polish guys (displaced persons) in for a warm up, especially when there was a new Guard Commander having a kip and encouraging the dogs to lick his ears, at 2 am usually got a good response.
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Localisation : China
Cap Badge : REME 1972 - 1984
Places Served : Arborfield, Deepcut Camberley 25 Lt Regt Catterick/NI, 4 Lt Regt Catterick/NI, 655 Sqn AAC Detmold, QRIH Padderbon, 9/12 Lancers Muenster, 655 Tank Tptr Sqn Fallingbostel, HQ REME 3rd Armd Div Korbecke, SEE Arborfield, HQ REME Trg Center Arborfield.
Registration date : 2013-04-22

PostSubject: Re: 7 Armoured Workshop, Fallingbostel   15/5/2013, 08:13

Does anyone remember a Sgt Les Howe Tels Tech with 7 Armd Wksp in Fallingbostel?
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PostSubject: Re: 7 Armoured Workshop, Fallingbostel   5/8/2016, 09:01

Just found this site. I was a welder at the 7th Armoured Workshop, Fallingbostel circa 1959-61. Many happy memories of my time there.
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Localisation : Liverpool
Cap Badge : R E M E
Places Served : Fallingbostel. Guyana. Lisburn. Barton stacey
Registration date : 2016-03-05

PostSubject: Re: 7 Armoured Workshop, Fallingbostel   5/8/2016, 20:46

Photo taken 1964 i think it was col leckie leaving or opening of hacket club
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PostSubject: Re: 7 Armoured Workshop, Fallingbostel   5/8/2016, 20:53

I am on the photo i remembersome the men on it
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