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 CANADIAN ARMY BARRACK NAMES BAOR 1945/46.

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PostSubject: CANADIAN ARMY BARRACK NAMES BAOR 1945/46.   19/7/2013, 14:26

As explained elsewhere on this site I recently visited the National Archives as part of my ongoing researches into the history of the early days of BAOR.

To my astonishment and delight I found a document containing 12 barrack names proposed by Headquarters 3rd Canadian Infantry Division (CAOF).

They were

Aurich              Marine Kaserne                  Maple Leaf

Delmenhorst      Gaspari Kaserne                 Vancouver

Emden             Marine Kaserne                   Ottawa

Krigenbruck       Fliegerhorst                       Saskatoon

Oldenburg
                     Adelheide                           Calgary
                     Alexanderfeldt                     Regina
                     Donnerschausee                  Winnipeg

Osnabruck        Winkelhausen                      Edmonton

Rostrop            Airfield                               Queenston

Wilhelmshaven
                     Admiral Schroder Kaserne      Kingston
                     Federwedergraven               Toronto
                             ?                              Montreal

Not listed are

1. Caledonia Barracks Varel so named by The North Nova Scotia Highlanders on arrival in October 1945.

2. Camp Canada A wooden hutted camp in the northern outskirts of Wilhelmshaven occupied on rotation by Battalion Headquarters Regiment de la Chaudiere and The North Shore Regiment from October 1945 onwards.

3. Crerar Barracks Oldenburg which remained in use till the final departure of British Gunner Regiments from the town in 1958/59

4. MacNaughton Barracks Jever. The former Luftwaffe Airbase was home to Headquarters Artillery CAOF and two subordinate Artillery Regiments from August 1945 onwards.

Comments.

1. Leer, a small town close to the Dutch border, where the 17th  Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars were based throughout the CAOF era were based is not mentioned.

2. The ommission of Quebec, home of the francophone Regiment de la Chaudiere, is surprising

3. Similarly there s no representational name for the Province of New Brunswick (Halifax?) home of The North Shore Regment

4. There was only a very small Canadian preence in Osnabruck, mainly Canadian Sapper works teams in Summer 1945. Winkelhausen Kaserne was named Roberts Barracks by the British Army

5. Krigenbruck has yet to be accurately identified.

6. Rostrop was probably the living accommodation for succesively the main Headquarters 2nd Canadian Corps, Headquarters 2nd Infantry Division and Headquarters 3rd Canadian Infantry Division (CAOF) located in the Spa Buildings in nearby Bad Zwischenahn

7.There was a British Artillery Brigade permanently based in Wihelmshaven and responsible for the  inner  "Enclave" Two subordinate British Artillery Regiments (originally TA) occupied the proposed Kingston and Toronto Barracks throughout the CAOF era and definitely named them Cotswold and Northumbrian after their UK home areas

There are a number of Canadian contributors to this site, additional comments/corrections would be most welcome particularly if local knowledge can confirm whether the Canadian proposals were actually adopted prior to the CAOF leaving BAOR for home in Spring 1946
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PostSubject: CANADIAN ARMY BARRACK NAMES BAOR 1945/1946   8/9/2013, 17:50

Further research has revealed that Krigenbruck Kaserne. subsequently Saskatoon Barracks, was actually Kreyenbruck/Hindenberg Kaserne Oldenburg.
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