BFG/BAOR/RAFG Locations

www.baor-locations.org
 
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  Log in  
Latest topics
» REME in Bad Harzburg 1949 - 1950 7th Armoured workshop
Today at 12:12 by Aussierob

» Merry Christmas ( Home-Made card ! )
Yesterday at 15:12 by pentaxpete

» 1947 Britannia shield cross country 5 mile
14/12/2017, 16:58 by sponsz

» SIXTH SENSE - Closing Down
14/12/2017, 16:31 by Pborn4

» 44 Regt HAA 1955/56 stationed in Oldenburg
13/12/2017, 23:03 by AtoyK

» Site Guard
10/12/2017, 14:30 by Hardrations

» Good Old Army Songs and my Memories --
6/12/2017, 16:30 by pentaxpete

» Berlin
4/12/2017, 20:01 by pentaxpete

» SOXMIS STORIES
3/12/2017, 15:24 by diefenbaker

» Stirling House
3/12/2017, 14:22 by steve

» B.A.O.R 5
3/12/2017, 14:20 by steve

» Unknown Barracks in Minden??
28/11/2017, 09:25 by JPW

» Royal Marines
28/11/2017, 08:18 by steve

» Closing Down - Final Curtain and Lights Out
24/11/2017, 17:35 by Shelldrake

» German Grub!!
23/11/2017, 19:19 by recce83

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
Who is online?
In total there are 23 users online :: 1 Registered, 0 Hidden and 22 Guests :: 2 Bots

Pborn4

Most users ever online was 212 on 6/12/2017, 00:36
December 2017
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
CalendarCalendar
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search

Share | 
 

 Francisca Barracks

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Paul
Maj Gen
Maj Gen


Number of posts : 817
Age : 65
Localisation : Limavady, N.I.
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E.
Places Served : Arborfield (Basic training), S.E.M.E. Bordon (Trade training), Barnard Castle, Hemer, Belfast (Emergency Tour), Londonderry, Munster, Brunei, Hong Kong
Registration date : 2008-04-06

PostSubject: Francisca Barracks   19/1/2009, 00:44

I know that there is possibly a problem with this Barracks location but I have found a site with references to both Francisca and Kitchener Barracks. Although not totally military, there are some good photos of blocks in Francisca, and some views of blocks in Kitchener.

I have asked permission to publish a link and await permission or refusal.

Paul.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Francisca Barracks   20/1/2009, 17:42

Paul wrote:
I know that there is possibly a problem with this Barracks location but I have found a site with references to both Francisca and Kitchener Barracks. Although not totally military, there are some good photos of blocks in Francisca, and some views of blocks in Kitchener.

I have asked permission to publish a link and await permission or refusal.

Paul.

Hi Paul
Francisca Barracks is St Tonis just outside Krefeld well recorded as home to 19 Army Group Sig Regt later 28 Sig Regt later 280 Sqn from ? to 2002 and Kitchener Barracks is the HQ BAOR RE depot at Willich bit further from Krefeld from 1952 to 1992 under various titles hope this helps
Regards
Steve
study
Back to top Go down
unclevanya
Maj
Maj
avatar

Number of posts : 228
Age : 72
Localisation : Essex UK
Cap Badge : R Sigs
Places Served : 11 Sigs Vimy 'C' Catterick Nov 1963), 224 (Radio) Sig Squadron Garrats Hey, Quorn Leics( Jan-June 1964), 16 Sigs Bradbury Barracks Krefeld July-Oct 1964), 28 (BR) Sigs St Tonis & 4 Squadron, Tongeren (Cafe Maddy) (1964-1968), HQ UNFICYP Nicosia 6 month tour (1966), HMS Jufair & Hamala Camp Bahrien, 223 Sig Sqn (Radio) Winchester, Norn Ireland, HQ Northag Kolsas Olso Norway, 11 Sigs Helles Lines Catterick, Civvy Street 1977, Retired (Grumpy Victor Meldrew 2012)
Registration date : 2012-07-15

PostSubject: Bradbury Barracks Krefeld & Fransica Barracks St Tonis   9/2/2013, 00:08

Ah, yes Fransisca Barracks St Tonis - I knew it well. I was stationed there at 28 (BR) Sigs between 1964 to late 1967, before being posted out to HMS Jufair in Bahrien.

I was also posted to 16 Sigs at Bradbury Barracks for Trade Training as a B3 Comcen Op for 4 months over the summer months of 1964. Does anyone know if the rumours about old rusting German Panzers quietly rotting away in a flooded underground hanger that was suppsoed to be under the main drill square of Bradbury Barracks were correct or not...? affraid
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Shelldrake
FM
FM
avatar

Number of posts : 3003
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Francisca Barracks   9/2/2013, 07:58

unclevanya wrote:
Ah, yes Fransisca Barracks St Tonis - Does anyone know if the rumours about old rusting German Panzers quietly rotting away in a flooded underground hanger that was suppsoed to be under the main drill square of Bradbury Barracks were correct or not...? affraid



Worst kept secret in BAOR - full of Tigers, I believe. Sleep
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Francisca Barracks   9/2/2013, 11:16

Tsk Tsk Shelldrake...That was Maresfield barracks..
Back to top Go down
steve
LE Maj
LE Maj
avatar

Number of posts : 773
Age : 68
Localisation : near Cuxhaven
Cap Badge : Royal Signals + Royal Engineers
Places Served : Verden-Aller + Willich + Iserlohn + Hameln
Registration date : 2010-02-14

PostSubject: Re: Francisca Barracks   9/2/2013, 18:56

Thanks to 'Crusader' Army Rumour Service Website regarding Aldershot Barracks Iserlohn

"Absolute fact. If there are any crusty old 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards veterans here, they will remember that it happened in Aldershot Barracks, Iserlohn in the winter of 1966/67. The barrack square was at the top of the camp and had a slightly raised approach to it. A crack appeared over several days (or weeks), running the width of the square where it was joined by the approach road. One evening, the prowler guard failed to return to the guardroom at the end of his stag, and a patrol was sent out to locate him. After some time, they heard a faint sound of someone calling for help and, following the voice, found that the crack in the road had opened up and the prowler had fallen into it, and was now about fifteen feet below in a large dark hole.Ladders and lights were brought at which time it was discovered that the square was actually the roof of an underground tank-park with a large steel door and it had all been covered in tarmac or concrete. The weight of the concrete had collapsed the rusted door thereby forming the crack, which eventually gave way. There are many other "interesting" tales about that place, but for another time, maybe. By the way...."No" I was not the prowler"

No Tiger tanks either...
Back to top Go down
View user profile https://britisharmyingermany.com
Hardrations
Let Gen
Let Gen
avatar

Number of posts : 1028
Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

PostSubject: Re: Francisca Barracks   9/2/2013, 23:00

I did see photo's taken in Baden at the air base, where they uncovered some German vehicles when extending the run ways. The girl who showed me was the daughter of the Base Fire Chief (RCAF). Can't remember if they just covered it over or removed them.

But rumors of underground, undiscovered storage spots from WW 2 abound on a lot of former German bases.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Dan M
WOI
WOI
avatar

Number of posts : 111
Age : 62
Localisation : Mississauga
Cap Badge : The Royal Canadian Regiment
Places Served : 1977-80, London ON, Gagetown NB
Registration date : 2010-03-22

PostSubject: Re: Francisca Barracks   9/2/2013, 23:51

Hardrations wrote:
But rumors of underground, undiscovered storage spots from WW 2 abound on a lot of former German bases.

Wouldn't it now be easier to list all of the British Barracks in the BAOR that are not rumoured to have a secret underground casement full of Panzers beneath its parade square?

I wonder if this same rumour made its way around the GSFG Barracks before the fall of the Wall. "Hey Comrade, did you know that there is a secret compartment full of fascist tanks below the turnip field?"

Cheers,
Dan.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Dulaigh
WOI
WOI


Number of posts : 126
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick Newark Aldershot 201Shorncliffe WinterbourneGunner TOS SHARJAH Bunde 249 Singapore NE Thailand Aldershot Catterick
Registration date : 2012-03-19

PostSubject: Re: Francisca Barracks   10/2/2013, 19:30

I would be incredibly surprised if no such u/g places existed; After all there were large such places in uk built at the start and during the WW II. My Uncle-in-law worked in such; Three shifts per day and bussed in from Bath. Smile
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Hardrations
Let Gen
Let Gen
avatar

Number of posts : 1028
Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

PostSubject: Re: Francisca Barracks   10/2/2013, 19:48

We had a lad of German birth in our unit (1 SSM Bty) who was a great collector of WW 2 German items. On talking to some locals, he was informed of a former Ack Ack position up in the hills above the Weisswald just out side of Deilinghofen/Hemer. He found his way up there and did find some items of interest long abandoned there. This was in 65. Later on he was posted to CFB Shilo and had a real museum in his PMQ basement.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
brum
FM
FM


Number of posts : 2808
Age : 76
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Francisca Barracks   10/2/2013, 20:40


I wish I'd known about that place when we were in Deilinghofen, Hardrations.
We used to go scrambling up the rocks in the old quarries in the Honnertal, a search on the Weisswald would've been right up our street.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Shelldrake
FM
FM
avatar

Number of posts : 3003
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Francisca Barracks   11/2/2013, 07:49

I was talking to a guy that I knew who was stationed at RAF Gutersloh, recently. He told me that there was Squadrons of Stukas and Messerschmidts not to mention Heinkels (He told me not to mention the Heinkels) lagered up under the main runway.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
MajorBloodnok
Cpl
Cpl


Number of posts : 12
Registration date : 2013-10-07

PostSubject: Re: Francisca Barracks   13/10/2013, 16:28

Unclevanya,

some time around 1967/1968 I was invited by a soldier on guard to come and watch a game of cricket in Francisca Barracks.

Kind regards,

MB aka Mike the Fritz
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Francisca Barracks   

Back to top Go down
 
Francisca Barracks
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Minden - Clifton Barracks
» Hammersmith Barracks
» British Barracks to Canadian Forts and back again.
» HEREWOOD Barracks HERFORD
» BMH Iserlohn - Argonne Barracks

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
BFG/BAOR/RAFG Locations :: Locations within BAOR and NW Europe :: Krefeld-
Jump to: