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PostSubject: End of WWII. Any info about Schoningen up to 1947?   End of WWII. Any info about Schoningen up to 1947? Icon_minitime25/3/2020, 22:03

My dad was in the Green Howards and ended up in Schöningen, Germany, after the war ended doing amongst other things guard duty on the border (a river/stream) between the Allies held bit and the Russian held bit near Hötensleben I believe.

Cannot remember the actual dates or years. Sad

He talked about being on some guard of honour when the Brit "top brass man" turned up at I think Celle.

I believe there were barracks at Celle but not sure about Schöningen.

I have a few photos which I believe were taken in Schöningen but there are no names or dates on any of them.

Bit of a long shot as I guess most veterans of that time may have slipped away like my dad has Sad


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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)
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Hötensleben  |  Helmstedt    Autobahn  Checkpoint ALPHA

Grenzdenkmal Hötensleben, Saxony-Anhalt (Russian Zone)  vs Helmstedt  Lower Saxony  (Brit Zone)
The Border Memorial Hötensleben is one of only a handful places on the former inner German border where a large section of former border installations can still be seen in situ. The border wall, watchtowers, fences and other installations form an outdoor trail, marked with signs that explain each aspect of the border system.

Schöningen is a town of about 11,000 inhabitants in the district of Helmstedt, in Lower Saxony, Germany

check here:  
http://bfg-locations.editboard.com/t50-helmstedt?highlight=Helmstedt 

http://bfg-locations.editboard.com/t2331-royal-signals-helmstedt?highlight=Helmstedt

http://bfg-locations.editboard.com/t675-246-rmp-helmstedt?highlight=Helmstedt  

and take a look in Green Howards Museum in Richmond, Yorks  https://greenhowards.org.uk/

and Green Howards 1946

http://bfg-locations.editboard.com/t322-1st-battalion-the-green-howards?highlight=Green+Howards


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Movements from VE Day 8 May onwards

1st Battalion Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment) 15th Infantry Brigade of 5th Infantry Division
Battalion Headquarters: Nusse south-west of Ratzeburg, Herzogtum-Lauenburg
19 May 45 – Büchen south-east of Hamburg, Herzogtum-Lauenburg
21 May 45 – Kulpin north-west of Ratzeburg, Herzogtum-Lauenburg
24 May 45 – Pötenitz north of Schönberg Landkreis Schönberg
11 Jun 45 – Letzlingen south-east of Gardelegen, Landkreis Gardelegen
4 Jul 45 – Eitzum east of Wolfenbüttel, Landkreis Wolfenbüttel
4 Jun 46 – Heide (Infanterie) Kaserne later Taunton Barracks Celle, Landkreis Celle
10 Dec 46 – British Troops Berlin – Montgomery Barracks, Sakrower Landstraße, Kladow, Spandau
20 May 47 – returns to barracks in Celle now 13th Infantry Brigade of 5th Infantry Division
1 Sep 47 – United Kingdom

Unable to confirm company locations at this time

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