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KrisT
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Number of posts : 37
Age : 80
Localisation : Meanwood, Leeds
Cap Badge : Jimmy
Places Served : Catterick;Newton Abbot;Bunde;Minden; Chester; Nicosia
Registration date : 2017-09-17

PostSubject: Sennelager?   1/10/2017, 12:08

While stationed in Minden in the 50s we spent some time under canvas one summer.  My recollections are more than hazy but I have the feeling we were near Sennelager. It seemed a large area with several units encamped nearby with signposts pointing to various locations. We heard that a convoy of Yanks was expected to arrive during the night, and decided to welcome them. When the NAAFI closed and we were feeling full of the joys we set about the task of changing the signs to point in all the wrong directions.  Apparently the Yanks on arrival were rather confused, got lost, and took ages to find their designated area.

I'm not sure now  if it was Sennelager, but I do remember walking a long way one evening to a local boozer where I had a huge steak with fresh peas and new potatoes for 3 Marks.
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KrisT
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Number of posts : 37
Age : 80
Localisation : Meanwood, Leeds
Cap Badge : Jimmy
Places Served : Catterick;Newton Abbot;Bunde;Minden; Chester; Nicosia
Registration date : 2017-09-17

PostSubject: Re: Sennelager?   5/10/2017, 23:33

I also remember a bunch of us piling into a 3 tonner and going to Hamburg. We ended up in a place called Cafe Arnold's in St Pauli (isn't it amazing how the memory can dredge up stuff like that from 60 or so years ago, but ask me what I had for supper last night and I wouldn't have a clue!)
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Age : 80
Localisation : Meanwood, Leeds
Cap Badge : Jimmy
Places Served : Catterick;Newton Abbot;Bunde;Minden; Chester; Nicosia
Registration date : 2017-09-17

PostSubject: Re: Sennelager?   5/10/2017, 23:43

KrisT wrote:

I'm not sure now  if it was Sennelager,
It wasn't..... I just checked a map and conclude it must have been Rheinsehlen Rolling Eyes

Sorry for the confusion, its past my bedtime and have missed my meds.... Embarassed
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Johnwalker
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Number of posts : 98
Age : 77
Localisation : Oxford.U.K.
Cap Badge : 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards.+
Places Served : B.A.O.R. Uk. Aden. Libya. +
Registration date : 2010-01-12

PostSubject: Re: Sennelager?   18/10/2017, 19:11

Krist T.

Nice story.......The confusion added spice. Very Happy .

Keep taking the pills ..I do.

Regards
John.
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KrisT
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Age : 80
Localisation : Meanwood, Leeds
Cap Badge : Jimmy
Places Served : Catterick;Newton Abbot;Bunde;Minden; Chester; Nicosia
Registration date : 2017-09-17

PostSubject: Re: Sennelager?   18/10/2017, 22:59

Johnwalker wrote:
Krist T.

Nice story.......The confusion added spice. Very Happy .

Keep taking the pills ..I do.

Regards
John.
But the story doesn't end there! In the Cafe Arnold I met a lovely young lady who seemed to be learning some sort of profession......but I'm afraid that's all I remember! Embarassed
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Cap Badge : 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards.+
Places Served : B.A.O.R. Uk. Aden. Libya. +
Registration date : 2010-01-12

PostSubject: Re: Sennelager?   19/10/2017, 19:33

Krist..... Laughing ........Never went there myself.
Always out on my M/bike as duties allowed.

That is why I always had money to spend on riding round seeing The BAOR.
Will not say I was goodie boy...I did then smoke and enjoyed a beer or two.But some others were
hard up a few days after pay Parade.Found that all so very sad.
Still each to his own.

Regards to you and all others looking in.


John.
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Norman
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Number of posts : 56
Age : 81
Localisation : East Yorkshire
Cap Badge : RASC/RCT
Places Served : Farnborough, Aldershot, Sennelager, Hildesheim, Hannover.
Registration date : 2009-10-19

PostSubject: Re: Sennelager?   10/11/2017, 19:46

I first went to Sennelager in January 1955 to attend a 3 week course at the RASC Training Wing before being posted to GSO Hildesheim.
Many years later in the early 1980s I was with 150 Regt RCT (V) on a weekend stay with 6 Tank Transporter Squadron RCT and I went for a walk in the woods behind the barracks and suddenly came across an overgrown clearing which turned out to be a small cemetery with about 30 gravestones in it.
Every single one was for a child and the age range was between about 4 and 14. Just the names and ages were shown, no date of birth or death. It was a very sobering experience and I have often wondered where they came from. Probably an orphanage, I don't know, but I still think of it from time to time.

Noch ein bier,

Norman.
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Number of posts : 3002
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Sennelager?   11/11/2017, 15:14

Norman, Pborn4 is the resident expert on all things Sennelager, he may be able to shed some light on the above.
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Norman
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Number of posts : 56
Age : 81
Localisation : East Yorkshire
Cap Badge : RASC/RCT
Places Served : Farnborough, Aldershot, Sennelager, Hildesheim, Hannover.
Registration date : 2009-10-19

PostSubject: Re: Sennelager?   12/11/2017, 15:49

Thanks Sheldrake, I will try to contact him.

Noch ein bier,

Norman.
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