Number of posts : 1
Localisation : Victoria BC Canada
Cap Badge : Rifle Brigade
Places Served : Elizabeth Barracks Minden
Registration date : 2020-02-08
|Subject: Elizabeth Barracks 1949 - 50 8/2/2020, 23:46|| |
I have just stumbled here - as I approach 90 in September - oooh I am OLLLLDDDD!
I read up on Elizabeth Barracks and noticed the 1st Batt. Rifle Brigade is not mentioned. I was stationed there from March 1949 to April 1950. that was when we served our National Service for only 18 months. I am unsure when the Rifle Brigade moved in and out, but maybe I am about the oldest %$#@^& still around!!! Any other old codger still about? I did my basic training in the KRRC at a training ground near Winchester. (Bushfield camp.) The memories keep flooding back. Perhaps some historian can update the denizens of Elizabeth Barracks.
Now to make old soldiers cringe - - - I served 22 years in the Royal Canadian Navy!
Number of posts : 861
Age : 70
Localisation : near Cuxhaven
Cap Badge : Royal Signals + Royal Engineers
Places Served : Verden-Aller + Willich + Iserlohn + Hameln
Registration date : 2010-02-14
|Subject: Re: Elizabeth Barracks 1949 - 50 10/2/2020, 10:11|| |
Welcome Les and thanks for your post, the webmaster is rebuilding the main website so as yet changes cannot be made, my area of research with help from forum members is VE Day to 1 Mar 49, so can add the following details for Elizabeth Barracks formerly Gneisenau Kaserne, Minden:
6 Jun 45 – 1st Special Wireless Group, Royal Signals of General Headquarters Troops, to near Rendsburg in Schleswig-Holstein 24 Apr 46, relieved by 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – 157th Infantry Brigade of 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division, to Mönchengladbach 15 Jun 46, relieved by 1st Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry – 131st Lorried Infantry Brigade of 7th Armoured Division – redesignated 31st Infantry Brigade 31 Dec 46 – redesignated 31st Lorried Infantry Brigade 15 Mar 47 – redesignated 31st Independent Infantry Brigade of Hannover District 15 Jan 48, to United Kingdom 17 Feb 48, relieved by 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort’s Own), to Trenchard Barracks Celle Apr 51, relieved by 1st Battalion Essex Regiment.https://britisharmyingermany.com
Number of posts : 1103
Age : 78
Localisation : Berkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09
|Subject: Re: Elizabeth Barracks 1949 - 50 11/2/2020, 09:04|| |
Welcome aboard, presumably you have a longstanding connection with HMCS/CFB Esquimalt?
I was very familiar with Minden Garrison in the nineteen sixties.
Number of posts : 292
Age : 73
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
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