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PostSubject: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   7/12/2015, 07:02

I was stationed at the barracks 1956 till my regiment was disbanded late 1957. 10th Field Regiment Royal Artillery. I have a photo of my Battery, would like to post, any help please.? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   7/12/2015, 17:22

You can 'e' mail it to me and I will post on your behalf Badders.
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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   9/12/2015, 12:06

All new to me, can't find your e-mail address.?
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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   9/12/2015, 16:48

Have sent you a PM with my address.

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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   20/12/2015, 13:41

Gents.

I was at Hobart Barracks in 1960/2.
I was at 20 armd Brigade HQ.2nd driver/body-guard (Staff car) to Brigade Commander
Brigadier J A D'Avigdor Goldsmid.4th/7th DG's.
My Regt at the time were at Sennelager(Athlone Barracks).Just up the road really.
Went all over The BAOR.Shape HQ etc With The Brigadier even down to the American Sector and Austria.I have quite a few photos.
I will be seeing JPW in Jan-2016 perhaps he then can maybe explain to me on a one to one basis how to post up!.
I also drove the Brig's Austin Champ & Ferret Scout car.Loads of photos of these.
Plus went up a few times in his Helicopter and Auster L/PLane.Great fun.
Al-though I was a trained Tankie at this time in the Regt and came though from J/Leaders RAC
this was the best job I ever had.
He was a real Gent.

May he RIP.

John.
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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   20/12/2015, 17:24

John, best an easiest way to post photo's is via Photo Bucket its a free download and easy to use.

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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   20/12/2015, 20:16

Len.

Roger that..............I 'll ask my son what that is all about. Rolling Eyes

Sorry not into all this Tech stuff.(al-though I bet it's simple.)

Regards
John.
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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   5/1/2016, 20:24

Len.
Hello..........ref the above.Is it poss I could email you direct  with some photos and you post them up.
as my son is not available as yet.

My email is                 deleted   so we could then link up.

What say you.?  Or Len if this is not poss can some one else help please.

Regards


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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   5/1/2016, 20:32

A OK with me John - deleted will do it.
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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   5/1/2016, 20:36

Len............Roger that.I thank you for the Rapido Reply.

I will email you now to set up the link.

Regards to you and all others looking in.

John.
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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   5/1/2016, 22:53

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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   5/1/2016, 23:03

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Photo 1 & 2 = This was taken by The Brigadier J. a d'avigdor Goldsmid.CB.OBE.MC. 4th/7th D.G's.
It shows my self as a young L/cpl then driving his Champ on the Hohne Ranges.
In the rear is his Caravan (Converted Bedford Q.L) Driver .Which I add was very nice.
He was a RASC man and never got to see much firing etc so the Brigadier allowed him to join us.!.

Photo 3 = The Brigadiers Ferret. I also drove this as and when the champ was either in W/shop or it was a very wet/muddy day.

Photo 4 = Taken just after I got to Hobart Barracks (20 Armoured Brigade H.Q). I was assigned to drive General (Field -Marshall) Francis Festing.GCB.KBE.DSO
who was then C.I.G.S.
He was a real Gent and he had great respect for the cavalry as he kept telling me and mentioned my Regt many times.He himself an former Infanteer.
I drove him all over the Sennelager area then up to Hohne again all around the ranges.All together I was with him and his team of course for about 3 weeks
I remember on the the last day back at Hobart Barracks he came over to me and thanked me for being his driver.True Gent.
Not long after that I got my first stripe.
Thank you General.


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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   6/1/2016, 09:23

Len.

What can I say............Well done that Man.........Thank you.
It is marvelous to think I sit here in Oxford-U.K. send my email/Photos over to Canada,
you in turn put them on here.How life has changed over the years.
I remember some times we had a job to send a signal 10 miles to the next Sqd !!
I hope members looking in will like these photos and info.If the reponse is possitive I will post up more  (Sorry Len will for me Smile ).
Thank you again Len regards to you and all others looking in.

John.

Former  VDG. +
( & still working for The MOD.)
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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   6/1/2016, 09:23

Gents.

Sorry I doubled clicked !!!. Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   6/1/2016, 19:28

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Photo 1 = The Brigadier's Light-Aircraft. I did get a few cabbies in this also his Helicopter.
When they were doing there test flights after maintenance.(Not the best time to get a free ride !).You will note the flying suit was at least two sizes to large for me.Emoji.
Well I was only 5' 5" then. Slightly less now.Emoji.This photo was taken at the Airfield Hobart Barracks.
Photo 2 = Taken at Hohne Ranges. Some of the H.Q staff on a day off. You see here the Brigadiers Champ plus a few others..In the back ground is the Staff car.Opel Kapitan.
(that is me with the Guitar!!.) As I said a day off.Emoji
EmojiPhoto 3 = Me driving the Bedford Ration Truck....The Brigadier was away for a week so I was asked (TOLD) to do this job as  the regular driver was taken ill.
I must say I lived well that week as did  my best mates........Thank you SSM.Emoji.
Photo 4 = The Brigadiers Ferret. Along side of me is a RTR  man.Who was at that time  2nd driver for this Veh.
Note a nice selection of Veh's in the back ground.


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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   11/1/2016, 14:48

John, Len

Thank you, another jog to personal memories of happy times spent on BAOR FTX/CPX
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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   26/1/2016, 19:07

JPW.

Roger that.I thank you.
I have been away...........but now ready to send a few more photos to Len(Thanks Len)
and a few stories.

Regards to you01.26.2016 ,Len and all others looking in.

John.
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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   26/1/2016, 19:10

Send them anytime John Boy ..

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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   26/1/2016, 19:25

Len..............Goodness me that was a Rapido Reply.

Well done that man. cheers

As I said been on other duties,But will post over to you ASAP.
Thank you kind Sir.

Regards as always.


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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   26/1/2016, 19:49

John, just to remind you of the Royal Signals motto - Certa Cito (Swift and Sure)
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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   26/1/2016, 20:07

Len.............Yes of course..Nice one.

Looking at my Photos now.


WAIT OUT.


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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   31/1/2016, 14:25

3 more from John
Here are some photos from my Hobart Barracks time. Hope these will be accepted.
I say this as they are on a completely different subject as you will see.
I was doing my rounds as the young i/c guards for the vehicle park one evening and noticed up in the corner of one of the hangers a large tarpaulin covering something !!

Like you do I investigate. Underneath I see this Motor-bike and side car. WOW. Now being a m/Cycle fan the following morning I make enquirers.

I was told by the M.T dept it belonged to a RTR man who was at that very time in the local Guard room awaiting to return to the UK (Colchester ) for a prison sentence.

I then go to his RHQ and speak to the chief-clerk .He tells me if I go to the Guard-room I may speak to him regarding this matter.
So off to the guard room. I am given permission by the provost Sgt who arranges the meeting.

The Soldier ...no names is delighted that I have made enquirers about the M/bike and said all the paper work is with his wife down in the Town.(Detmold).
So he agrees to a sale and I offer him a fair price and he OK's this. He speaks to the Sgt and a telephone call is made to his wife who agrees to see me the next morning.
Next day I call and see the good lady,she in turn shows me all the paper work.All in order so I give her the said amount in German D.M's.
All singed up off I go.Again call in the guard room speak to the Provost Sgt to clear the release of the M/cycle and inform the RTR man all is in order and his wife has the monies.
Next day I take the m/cycle over to the LAD workshop and start to really look at what I have purchased. With the help of the German foreman (who by the way looks after The Brigadier's
Opel Kapitan staff car) My Boss.
So here I am with my Zundapp 600 cc motor bike,we get her running .No problems at all.Now I did not want the side car which I add is a Steib and as the bike is in super condition.
He the foreman says he can sell the side car for me.I agree and we take it off.I sold the side car to a garage in Detmold for a very good price.Gave The foreman a good %.
I used the bike a great deal rode all over visiting my Germany friends which we had made while living in the BAOR from as you know 1946-1954.
I did eventually bring back the M/bike to the UK (see customs form) re registered it and sold it on.Did VERY well.

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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   31/1/2016, 19:10

Len.

Once again you have helped me along here.So many thanks dear friend.
As and when you visit the UK or any of your family just call and see us here in Oxford.You have an open door and key to my drinks cabinet. Smile
Would like to add the week this above story all happened my Boss The Brigadier was in the UK for a meeting for 10 days so apart from the one Guard duty It was basically time off.(perks of the job cheers ).It was a very good time of my Army life but don't want you all thinking it was that easy. Smile
As you will see from the customs form she became 710-BRX.Was on a BZ plate before.Which I think was F K 59 B.I will check. Wish I had her now. Sad
Must tell you all The Brigadier never knew I had a M/bike for ages.Then one day I was in the Town and he saw me with some German friends who also had M/bikes--BMW's manly.Having said that at that time there were not many big bikes about.The Brigadier was quite shocked at the time but often pulled my leg about me being a biker.

Anyway more stories and photos to come ref my stay in the BAOR with help of our Len.

Regards to you Len and all others looking in.


John.
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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   1/2/2016, 22:36

On behalf of John Walker

Here are. Our old house  Number 15 Chamisso Str.Just a ten minute walk to Gordon Barracks.
A red telephone box in the town center.
My self out side Gordon Barracks. I was given a nice little tour around the Barracks and even went back in the evening to The WO's & Sgt's Mess and had a beer or two.
I must admit I felt quite sad at one stage as the last time I was there was with my late Father  in 1954. I was only drinking lemonade then !!

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PostSubject: Re: HOBART BARRACKS DETMOLD.   3/2/2016, 13:24

Len.

Once again I thank you for your kind help loading up the photos for me.
However I know it was slightly off topic as we were talking about the Detmold area.
But feel it is all much the same really.
I will send a few more later today ref another visit I had in BAOR a few years back with a former Regimental  friend.
Thank you Len and regards to you and all others looking in.


John.
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