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PostSubject: Barracks identity!   20/1/2017, 14:52

Trying to identify the location of the barracks in these photos that were posted over on 'Facebook' by a guy who bought them at a German 'Flea Market', unfortunately the seller couldn't give any details! There are a couple of theories being banded about but I think it is Cromwell Bks in Hamm, the one time home of 2 ADS (Armd Delivery Sqn) and 617 Tank Transporter Sqn.





And a few for comparison:-



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PostSubject: Re: Barracks identity!   21/1/2017, 09:34

Is the tank a Conquer?
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks identity!   21/1/2017, 14:19

alan8376 wrote:
Is the tank a Conquer?

The one on it's own is a Conquerer yes, the others are Centurions!
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks identity!   22/1/2017, 17:52

Think we can discount Cromwell Barracks Hamm, there would have been ANTARS or equivalent on show

Think this is a Tank Park of a working Armoured Regiment located in a Hitler era build barracks. We can therefore discount the Loddenheide complex at Munster and the Dodesheide complex at Osnabruck and Barker Barracks Paderborn. which is still in use.

One of our Ironside callsigns must recall which Regiments were equiped with Centurions with a Conqueror troop in each Sabre Squadron in the 1960s.
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks identity!   22/1/2017, 18:27

JPW wrote:
Think we can discount Cromwell Barracks Hamm, there would have been ANTARS or equivalent on show

Think this is a Tank Park of a working Armoured Regiment located in a Hitler era build barracks. We can therefore discount the Loddenheide complex at Munster and the Dodesheide complex at Osnabruck and Barker Barracks Paderborn. which is still in use.

One of our Ironside callsigns must recall which Regiments were equiped with Centurions with a Conqueror troop in each Sabre Squadron in the 1960s.

All them were ISTR!
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks identity!   22/1/2017, 19:12

I was ASM of 617 Tk Tptr Wksp and the photos are just as I remember Cromwell Bks, Hamm. The photos could have been taken about the time when Cents and Conqs were being replaced by Chieftains. 2 ADS had limited hanger space which would have been used for the Chieftains for security reasons and the old tanks parked up on part of the veh park before back loading to UK. The full sqn of Antars only took up half of the available parking space.
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks identity!   22/1/2017, 19:22

I am not going to argue with my good friend Bob G, particularly as many years experience taught me that you annoy your REME ASM at your peril (and this applies equally to all capbadges)
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks identity!   22/1/2017, 20:10

BobG wrote:
I was ASM of 617 Tk Tptr Wksp and the photos are just as I remember Cromwell Bks, Hamm. The photos could have been taken about the time when Cents and Conqs were being replaced by Chieftains. 2 ADS had limited hanger space which would have been used for the Chieftains for security reasons and the old tanks parked up on part of the veh park before back loading to UK. The full sqn of Antars only took up half of the available parking space.

Thanks BobG! These photos were also in the same batch:-







Looks like the same civvy fitter (wearing glasses) in the last two pics! You might recognise him BobG!


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PostSubject: Re: Barracks identity!   22/1/2017, 21:17

Fantastic images
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks identity!   22/1/2017, 21:46

It's Bob G who is the expert on Cromwell Barracks, I was a spotty teenage schoolboy when I lived in Hamm briefly in the mid 1950s (my father was based elsewhere in the town in Newcastle Barracks)
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks identity!   22/1/2017, 22:13

JPW wrote:
It's Bob G who is the expert on Cromwell Barracks, I was a spotty teenage schoolboy when I lived in Hamm briefly in the mid 1950s (my father was based elsewhere in the town in Newcastle Barracks)

Sorted!
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PostSubject: Re: Barracks identity!   23/1/2017, 08:55

Now for the $100000 question! Who is the guy wearing glasses?
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