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 British Army in Hameln

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Number of posts : 182
Age : 71
Localisation : Between Hannover and Herford, off all main routes
Cap Badge : Not even a reservist now - have been Pborn3
Places Served : Oswestry 1965, Paderborn to 1971, NE Dist, Munsterlager from 1974, Sennelager (1976 to 2012)
Registration date : 2016-12-16

PostSubject: British Army in Hameln   17/2/2018, 11:01

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Number of posts : 804
Age : 69
Localisation : near Cuxhaven
Cap Badge : Royal Signals + Royal Engineers
Places Served : Verden-Aller + Willich + Iserlohn + Hameln
Registration date : 2010-02-14

PostSubject: Re: British Army in Hameln   20/2/2018, 18:22

Have shared the following information with the website owner Arnd Wöbbeking as have recently completed major units in 30th Corps District including Hameln on

306th Infantry Brigade RA from command 1st Canadian Army Holland
Jun 45 – to 51st (Highland) Infantry Division command 30th Corps District
HQ: Schloss Schwöbber south-west of Hameln with responsibilities including Landkreis Hameln-Pyrmont and Stadtkreis Hameln
Feb 46 – to 5th Infantry Division on disbandment of 51st (Highland) Infantry Division
Mar 46 – disbanded
5th Infantry Division were responsible for Hameln until disbandment Jan 48, then units of Hannover District took over until Mar 49, then replaced by the reformed 7th Armoured Division and the rest is history

Sources are from copies of original documentation from Kew and the Royal Engineers Museum

Jun 45 – 608th (Welch Regiment) Infantry Regiment RA
RHQ and A Coy – Klütstrasse Hameln
B Coy – Holtenser Landstrasse Hameln
C Coy – Aerzen south-west of Hameln
D Coy – Holtenser Landstrasse Hameln
E Coy – Linsingen Kaserne later Gordon Barracks Hameln
Nov 45 – disbanded

Oct 45 – 107th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA from 8th Armoured Brigade Hannover
RHQ with all batteries – Scharnhorst Kaserne later Bindon Barracks Hameln
334 Battery – 335 Battery – 337 Battery
Feb 46 – ordered to prepare both barracks for 42 Armoured Engineer Regiment after final departure of displaced persons and prisoners of war
Mar 46 – disbanded

Mar 46 – HQ 42 Armoured Engineer Regiment from UK via Wenzendorf south-west of Hamburg
Linsingen Kaserne later Gordon Barracks and Scharnhorst Kaserne later Bindon Barracks
CO: Lieutenant Colonel WRG Walker
26 Armoured Engineer Squadron from 18 Army Group Holsterhausen north of Essen
May 46 – 200 Armoured Engineer Squadron from HQRE 30 Corps District Schenefeld north-west of Hamburg – disbanded Jul 46
May 46 – 201 Armoured Engineer Squadron from UK via Salzgitter-Kniestedt south-west of Wolfenbüttel – disbanded Jul 46
203 Armoured Engineer Park Squadron and Forward Delivery Squadron redesignated 631 Armoured Engineer Park Squadron
Jan 47 – 42 Armoured Engineer Regiment redesignated 32 Assault Engineer Regiment
CO: Lieutenant Colonel JFD Savage
26 Assault Engineer Squadron
31 Assault Engineer Park Squadron
Mar 48 – to UK

May 46 – 1 Engineer Training Establishment forms with command HQ BAOR
Gordon Barracks formally Linsingen Kaserne
Commander: Colonel RPG Anderson
Mar 48 – disbanded replaced by Depot Squadron

Sep 48 – 23 Field Engineer Regiment from Mons Barracks Iserlohn formally HQRE 2nd Infantry Division
Gordon Barracks formally Linsingen Kaserne
CO: Lieutenant Colonel AHM Morris
2 Field Squadron – 38 Field Squadron – 21 Field Park Squadron
Dec 48 – 5 Field Squadron less one troop
Jul 50 – to Napier Barracks Dortmund

Sep 48 – 3 Airborne Squadron RE of 16 Independent Parachute Brigade Group from Neumünster north of Hamburg
Gordon Barracks formally Linsingen Kaserne
Oct 48 – 9 Airborne Squadron RE formed absorbing 3 Airborne Squadron RE – to Bindon Barracks formally Scharnhorst Kaserne
Dec 49 – to UK

Jul 49 – 21 Field Engineer Regiment formed in Holzminden south of Hameln – to Gordon Barracks formally Linsingen Kaserne Oct 49
4 Field Squadron formed Holzminden Jul 49
7 Field Squadron formed Holzminden Jul 49 – to 26 Engineer Regiment on its formation
27 Field Squadron formed Mönchengladbach as 27 Independent Field Squadron Nov 48 – to Holzminden
48 Field Squadron formed Hameln Mar 50 – replaced 7 Field Squadron
45 Field Park Squadron formed Holzminden Jul 49
Nov 51 – to Assaye Barracks Neinburg

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