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KrisT
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Number of posts : 33
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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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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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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PostSubject: Re: Sennelager?   Yesterday at 19:11

Krist T.

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

Keep taking the pills ..I do.

Regards
John.
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Places Served : Catterick;Newton Abbot;Bunde;Minden; Chester; Nicosia
Registration date : 2017-09-17

PostSubject: Re: Sennelager?   Yesterday at 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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