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Bexy
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Localisation: Ricklingen
Cap Badge: Royal Signals
Places Served: Catterick, Lippstadt, Herford and lots in between
Registration date: 2007-03-14

PostSubject: Hammersmith Barracks   15/3/2007, 08:25

Where I currently work and still discovering new things about here, Wentworth Barracks and Harewood Barracks on a weekly basis.
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Localisation: Fallingbostel
Cap Badge: REME
Places Served: Fallingbostel, Bielefeld
Registration date: 2007-03-08

PostSubject: Balcony   19/5/2007, 11:08

Just before you get to the barrier at the entrance, if you do an eyes left you can see a balcony. Adolph himself was said to have done a speech from up there. Not got any more information than that.
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Places Served: Catterick, Lippstadt, Herford and lots in between
Registration date: 2007-03-14

PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   21/5/2007, 06:56

I know the balcony and house you are referring to but it is no more than an urban myth. Hitler NEVER visited Hammersmith Barracks. There is a famous picture (in my office) of some General taking the salute from the balcony but I can assure you it was not Hitler.


Hope this helps!


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PostSubject: Herford Station   30/5/2007, 15:39

Hi all

Just thought I would drop a little note and let you know that Hitler did visit Hammersmith but never took the salute on the balcony.

Oh and if anyone wants any old and new photos let me know

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PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   4/6/2007, 07:27

davet769 wrote:
Hi all

Just thought I would drop a little note and let you know that Hitler did visit Hammersmith but never took the salute on the balcony.

Oh and if anyone wants any old and new photos let me know

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ScaleyAlbereto
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Registration date: 2007-11-01

PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   1/11/2007, 13:48

Just found this site, served with 4 ADSR between 84 & 87.

Have never been back.

Just saw on the Harewood thread that the Dalmation grill/Bosna grill (The Dog) has gone............

I used tolive for the mixed grill & saurkraut..........

Happy days
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PostSubject: Hammersmith Barracks   17/3/2008, 07:38

Hammersmith back in my time was the home of 4Div Hq & Signals Regiment.

It was my first posting (1963), after I had completed boy service in the Junior Tradesmens Regiment Rhyl. Boy was it a shock to my system. I was 17 years old when I hit that place.

Not sure of the name but there was also a barracks facing which also had the cinema. Spent a few cold nights with a pick handle walking around the place.

I was Royal Signals but not sure I ever sent any signals after boy service. Just cleaned radio vehicles, fitted and removed radios. It was a place I was glad to see the back of.
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Places Served: Fallingbostel, Tidworth, Paderborn, Cyprus, Bovington, Hemer, NI, Coltishall, Incirlik, Benson
Registration date: 2007-03-10

PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   17/3/2008, 11:30

Salford wrote:
Not sure of the name but there was also a barracks facing which also had the cinema. Spent a few cold nights with a pick handle walking around the place.

Wentworth! Very Happy
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ScaleyAlbereto
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PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   25/4/2008, 16:39

Ah yes, the delights of stagging on, Wentworth 1 or 2............

Brings back chilly memories & that dam clock at Hammersmith, remember stagging on Hammersmith 1 watching the clock go back halfway through my stag for summertime.........felt like forever. Wherever you looked, you couldn't avoid that giant clock.....

Ahhhhhhhhh

Anyone remember the Toff Toff pub just as you entered Herford Town Centre? Good memories of that place, pulled the barmaid!
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PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   24/2/2010, 12:05

Salford wrote:
Hammersmith back in my time was the home of 4Div Hq & Signals Regiment.

It was my first posting (1963), after I had completed boy service in the Junior Tradesmens Regiment Rhyl. Boy was it a shock to my system. I was 17 years old when I hit that place.

Not sure of the name but there was also a barracks facing which also had the cinema. Spent a few cold nights with a pick handle walking around the place.

I was Royal Signals but not sure I ever sent any signals after boy service. Just cleaned radio vehicles, fitted and removed radios. It was a place I was glad to see the back of.

Hi, I am trying to trace friends of Roy Bellamy, he served at Herford in the 60's have you any knowledge, please. Thanks Katryna
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relay69
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Registration date: 2009-09-02

PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   25/2/2010, 17:27

I remember distinctly wandereing around on stag the Night they landed the Eagle on the Moon will never forget it going to the TV room every Half hour to get an Update. had a great time there 69-70
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PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   13/4/2011, 14:18



Don't seem to remember these guy's being there in the 60/70s, must have been before my time I guess as there's no cookhouse extension!.
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PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   13/4/2011, 18:41

Remember Hammersmith & Wentworth Barracks when I was with 7 Sigs (Maresfield Barracks) 1963-66. My married Quarter was just around the corner from those two barracks at Birken Strasse. Used to pass Hammersmith on the way down to the NAAFI shop on the weekly shopping treck.
Was in Herford from an earlier time - 1952-4 at Harewood Barracks. Just out of boys service in 1952.

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PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   16/11/2011, 17:09


Looking towards Hermans Dankmal c1969 from barracks
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PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   16/11/2011, 17:26

Didn't the Germans build some great barracks. Remember my time in those type of barracks in 1952 at Harewood Barracks. Nearest thing in the UK were the Sandhurst Blocks at Catterick. Bit of an improvement over the old Cavalary Barracks in York.

PS Is the little market centre in the middle of Herford still there ? Also, is the NAAFI families shop still in the same place just off Mindenerstrasse ? Memories, Memories

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