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PostSubject: Minden - Elizabeth Barracks   11/4/2007, 11:00

Elizabeth Barracks:

http://www.argylls.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/AandSH_Minden1989to93.htm
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PostSubject: Minden Grids   13/5/2007, 15:52

As requested:

Elizabeth Barracks 52 deg 17' 08.60''N 8 deg 57' 03.02'' E

Clifton Barracks 52 deg 16' 46.38 N 8 deg 54' 06.65 N

Kingsley Barracks 52 deg 18' 44.01'' N 8 deg 52' 55.11'' N

Officers Mess 52 deg 17' 00.92'' N 8 deg 54' 57.74'' E

St George's Barracks 52 deg 19' 16.12'' N 8 deg 52' 02.55'' E

Westminster Barracks 52 deg 17' 00.97'' N 8 deg 54' 57.74'' E

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Places Served : Dusseldorf. Minden. Lüneburg.
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PostSubject: PHOTO'S ELIZABETH BARRACKS IN 1951   6/1/2008, 16:35

Can anyone remember Elizabeth Barrack in 1951 when the ESSEX Regiment was station their
I was one on the photo coming out the barrack
The other photo was the ESSEX regimental band
On the street of Minden (was you their) if you was please let me know can phone me on skype as sydcanary


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PostSubject: Re: Minden - Elizabeth Barracks   12/1/2008, 18:35

hi there the cheshire regiment moved to minden in 1975 i think, first to st georges barracks, which we shared with 54 squadron RCT, and after 2 years or so we moved across town to elizabeth barracks and remained there until 79/80 (i was a civvy by then) many a happy memory of those days!!
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PostSubject: Re: Minden - Elizabeth Barracks   25/6/2008, 19:25

My mom work in the Naafi as the head cook....1978 ish until my dad was posted to 4 Armd Workshops in Detmold in 1981 ish....certainly remember the day the "Budgies" (1RRF) arrived and the Naafi staff served "Trill" for lunch!!...LOL...

Remember the Barracks very well....as I attended Suffolk Primary School at the back gate...

Most notable was the inscription (I think over the main gate??).."Arbit Macht Frie" (Work makes you free)...and the pill box right by the main gate with the gun slits pointing inwards...

Was this a Wermacht Penal Battalion Barracks before and during the war??....

I remember the Cheshire's in Minden too...had a lot of School friends amongst the Battalion....was ashame to see them go when the RRF moved in.

Anybody who was there at the same time and remebers "Little" Sheila in the Naafi...drop me a line....even as a kid....very fond memories!!
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PostSubject: Re: Minden - Elizabeth Barracks   22/8/2010, 13:38

I enjoyed Minden and Elizabeth brks. I moved there in '82, having been posted down from Fallingbostal. I was attached to 1 RRF, I remember the "hackle" making a hell of a mess on the interior roof lining of my shiny new Honda Accord. I think it was late '83 when 3 Royal Anglian took over. The beret was a horrible colour but at least it didn't make a mess of my car!!
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Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
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PostSubject: Re: Minden - Elizabeth Barracks   23/8/2010, 13:38

Asbach, when was this? My Dad was RRF and I don't remember us serving in Minden.
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PostSubject: Re: Minden - Elizabeth Barracks   23/8/2010, 17:22

Hi Jim

Yes, In Minden at Elizabeth Barracks. I was posted there in late '82 from 3 Queens at Fallingbostal.
It was probably a year later when 3 Royal Anglian took over.

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PostSubject: Re: Minden - Elizabeth Barracks   24/8/2010, 08:31

Ah, thanks Paul

well after my dad's time then, he was retired by that point. He was ex LF.
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PostSubject: Re: Minden - Elizabeth Barracks   24/8/2010, 18:38

Pleasure Jim. Take care
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PostSubject: Re: Minden - Elizabeth Barracks   29/10/2010, 15:26

can anyone help me my name is kim jones and i am searching for my dad i hav not seen him in 27 years and i have little imformation...

his name was michael jones,
he was stationed in minden
ST georges bks minden
between 1978 - 1981
RCT

i hope someone can help me, i dont no where to look anymore.
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Registration date : 2011-08-13

PostSubject: Re: Minden - Elizabeth Barracks   1/9/2015, 17:20

Some Elizabeth Bks photos here

www.edwardboyle.com/EB/RAPC/RAPCmisc/Cameronians/Cameronians%20Minden%20Pics/Page.html
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PostSubject: Re: Minden - Elizabeth Barracks   7/9/2015, 19:31

Hi, Ed

These pictures take me back. I was REME attached to 1 Black Watch when they took over Elizabeth Barracks from the Cameronians. I was only there for nine months, when the RSM asked REME Records for a punishment posting for me. (He and I never got on together, as he insisted on calling me "Fitter" instead of Craftsman).
Someone with a sense of humour in REME Records posted me to BFPO 6, and I ended up attached to the NATO Signal Sqn 227 Sigs for over 3 years in France and Holland. Some posting.
I remember the AFV 432 coming into service in Minden, and the photo of the Austin K9 you posted was my truck on crashout.

Thanks for posting.
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