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PostSubject: Looking for old school & barracks   16/3/2013, 19:47

:?:Please can you help or point me in the right direction for some information I am seeking.

My Father Col/Sgt George Robert Turner served with the 3rd Battalion Royal Green Jackets (Rifle Brigade)for 24 years and sadly passed away over 3 years ago.Amongst his postings was a year in Hong Kong and Borneo
around 1964/5 while we lived in Felixstowe and Germany when we lived in married quarters in Ronsdorf 59-62?

I have a cousin who lives not too far away in Kettwig near Essen and so will have some help finding the
places and we are booked to travel on the 17-24th April this year.

It is my wish to pay, what will probably be my last opportunity as I am now in my 60's, a visit to where
we lived in "Ham Knockel" and also the barracks and then the school I attended for the 3 years. We would
be picked up in the mornings by coach/bus and then race on the autobahn.

My Father was stationed in Minden West/f in about the 1949-50? time and married my Mother who was
from that town and was working for the Battalion Colonel/General ? as a housekeeper. They married in
Minden and i would would also like to visit the old barracks (Elizabeth?) and the NAAFI if it is still standing
to see where they would have both met.

So I do not know where to start to get the information and would be very grateful if you could help.

In hopeful anticipation and with Kind regards

George John Turner
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for old school & barracks   18/3/2013, 19:10

Go to site; baor-locations.org

That should answer most questions you have,

Hope all goes well for your visit.

John
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for old school & barracks   18/3/2013, 19:58

Welcome to the forum George our website BAOR-locations.org link is
http://baor-locations.org/eleizabethbks.aspx.html

Under construction at this time due to a recent change of ownership so need to direct you to
http://british-army-units1945on.co.uk

1st Battalion, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
1947.12 Germany: Elizabeth Barracks, Minden
1951.04 Germany: Trenchard Barracks, Celle
1953.10 England: Bulford
Sailed from Liverpool on the Georgic
1954.11 Kenya
1956.06 Malaya
Aug 56: Wardieburn Camp, Kuala Lumpur
1957.10 England: Tidworth
7 Nov 58: Renamed 3rd Green Jackets (The Rifle Brigade)

Regarding the school you went cannot help but you may be able to find the information here:
http://www.bfes-sce-association.org/

Best of luck with your visit to the former BAOR
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for old school & barracks   19/3/2013, 09:16

Elizabeth Barracks (former Gneisnau Kaserne) to the east of the Stadt close to the main Railway Station is still standing though adapted ,in part, for use as a Super Market

If you go to the original BAOR_locations.org site Main Page, then click on Locations, then Minden, then Elizabeth Barracks you should find a number of photographs of the Barracks which could be of interest.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for old school & barracks   3/11/2014, 21:47

Hi Everyone,
This is a longshot but wondering if anyone has any information on Wellington Primary School 1965-69 I was a pupil as my father was serving in the 1st Batt. Royal scots. I had a great teacher called Mr Buxton. at the time the swimming pool was just completed and we also had avaires/guinea pigs and assortment of animals at each end of the school landings. Love to hear anything about the school or any old pupils from those days. Along with myself my siblings James and Sidney (Sid) attended too. Our address was shortened to "sliced sausage street" and was on the army complex net to a park and a very big forrest. My spelling is not good but our german address sounded like "slenzenze strausse"?and army barracks were within walking distance. Appreciate any information thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for old school & barracks   4/11/2014, 06:37

Suzanne

Welcome

I am no expert on Osnabruck but I think your father's Regiment was based in Mercer Barracks and you were living in Schlesische Strasse on the nearby Dodesheide Estate

We do have Contributors who are more familiar with the area, hopefully they will be able to add more detail.

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PostSubject: Ham knochel   3/9/2015, 19:30

Hi George,

 you lived in Am Knochel, (no H). I also lived there in the mid 60's, my dad being in the Grenadiers. we lived at number 43.
 I distinctly recall the bus ride to school. My mum was an "escort" on the buses.
 Last year I did a 2000 mile tour around Europe to see various battlefields, museums, memorials, etc. but made a point of visiting both Wuppertal and Munster, where I lived.
In case you never made it, I have posted a couple of pictures. 2 of Am Knochel, and one of our school. My year was the last to use the school as it was being given back to the Germans, and us kids were "volunteered" to clear the place of all the furniture during the summer holidays. It's now a college/university.

Ian
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for old school & barracks   3/9/2015, 19:31

Well, I thought I had added some photos?
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for old school & barracks   4/9/2015, 20:47


ianalderman wrote:
Well, I thought I had added some photos?
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