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brum
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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: MEMORIES   22/8/2010, 19:40

Nice to see the old QOH getting a thumbs up !

(Help ! This page has gone about twenty feet wide !! )

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Teabag
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Number of posts : 960
Age : 67
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

PostSubject: Re: MEMORIES   22/8/2010, 21:23

Asbach Uralt wrote:
I was attached to the Queens Own Hussars, Hobart Brks 1980--1981. Best unit I had the pleasure of being attached to. My MQ was up on the 'Hack', Poggenpohl if I remember correctly.

Me too. Lived on Poggenpohl that is. Queers on horseback were in Detmold when I was there in 75-77 although they might have come in part way through that period. Think there was a dancers regiment or maybe Hussars before QOH came. 14/20th perhaps?

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jim
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Number of posts : 1291
Localisation : Sutton Coldfield
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

PostSubject: Re: MEMORIES   23/8/2010, 13:31

bob wrote:
The first bar outside the gate was the three quarters ( well that what we called it ) the next one was the Half Way and the one at the bottom of the hill was Bobs' bar ( the ice bar) accross the junction was Potthoffs.
We all used to congregate in the Long Bar in town and then to the disco called the " why not?"

happy days and pub crawls drunken drunken

was with 4 armd wksps 1976- 80

That's my recollection as well, and did some one mention the crab kellar. Very Happy

We lived in a hiring in Waddenhausen for a while and then got a brand new flat at the top of allandsbusch or schlingenbush, great times.
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Number of posts : 382
Age : 67
Localisation : gateshead
Cap Badge : 15/19H.ARMY AIR CORPS
Places Served : tidworth, fallingbostle, detmold, hongkong, minden
Registration date : 2009-05-22

PostSubject: Re: MEMORIES   23/8/2010, 14:25

jim you mention in passing the krab keller,that place was like a second home to me,i nearly cried into my brandy when it closed,[did you by any chance know ruth]. Sad
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Localisation : Sutton Coldfield
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

PostSubject: Re: MEMORIES   23/8/2010, 15:13

I was a singly for my first year in Detmold Dan, so I probably did. I knew most of the girls who went there. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: MEMORIES   24/8/2010, 21:22

And just outside Detmold was The Sexy Royale ,in Pivitsheide, I think it was. Did a duet once with one of the performers,and I am not on about singing.
Remember a lad came over from the UK and after his first night in the Grubber Keller he was talking marriage , to one of the girls known as Panzer.
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Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

PostSubject: Re: MEMORIES   24/8/2010, 21:55

bob wrote:
The first bar outside the gate was the three quarters ( well that what we called it ) the next one was the Half Way and the one at the bottom of the hill was Bobs' bar ( the ice bar) accross the junction was Potthoffs.
We all used to congregate in the Long Bar in town and then to the disco called the " why not?"

happy days and pub crawls drunken drunken

was with 4 armd wksps 1976- 80

Boo. They beat us in the minor units final 1-0. 76 or 77? Wasn't it called 4 Field Workshops then or am I totally off beam?
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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: MEMORIES   25/8/2010, 10:28

gallahad wrote:
And just outside Detmold was The Sexy Royale ,in Pivitsheide, I think it was. Did a duet once with one of the performers,and I am not on about singing.
Remember a lad came over from the UK and after his first night in the Grubber Keller he was talking marriage , to one of the girls known as Panzer.

Ah, those Germans, eh ? They give their girls such charming names; Panzer, Angriff, Minenwerfer, Spandau and my favourite - Steilhandgranate !
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Number of posts : 1291
Localisation : Sutton Coldfield
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

PostSubject: Re: MEMORIES   25/8/2010, 10:42

LOL, yes the sexy names. Having said that the one I went out with most was called Rita. Smile
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Number of posts : 382
Age : 67
Localisation : gateshead
Cap Badge : 15/19H.ARMY AIR CORPS
Places Served : tidworth, fallingbostle, detmold, hongkong, minden
Registration date : 2009-05-22

PostSubject: Re: MEMORIES   25/8/2010, 15:47

teabag,you probably did know it as 4 fld workshops at that time,that was when the government of the day tried something new [to them at least]by getting rid of brigades and replacing them with field forces,it did not last long.
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Dave Gill
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Registration date : 2011-01-27

PostSubject: Re: MEMORIES   1/2/2011, 22:52

jim wrote:
Iwas in Detmold 72 - 73, I was in BDE HQ though, the units in Detmold during my time were Life Guards and the 9/12L

and of course we all used Potthoffs, or the King George V as it was more formally known
Hi Jim, you were in Detmold at the same time we were, any chance you remember my Father SSGT TOM Gill Question
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Localisation : Sutton Coldfield
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

PostSubject: Re: MEMORIES   2/2/2011, 10:35

Probably not Dave, unless he was serving at Bde HQ or the sig sqn. Nice to think we were there at the same time though.

We had one of the new flats in Hakedahl, on Allandsbush.
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PostSubject: Re: MEMORIES   2/2/2011, 11:30

jim wrote:
Probably not Dave, unless he was serving at Bde HQ or the sig sqn. Nice to think we were there at the same time though.

We had one of the new flats in Hakedahl, on Allandsbush.

We were at Poggenpohl strasse block 12 flat 3, turn right off londener st, then first left. Bottom flat on the left. Past the block, down the slope was a dirt track next to the farmers field. I remember clearly that my dads sqd was the last block on the right as you came down the slope from the Sgt's mess. I believe his job at the time was Tank Cmd, not sure. I remember though when we were posted to Omagh he became SQMS
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Vmullan
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Number of posts : 7
Cap Badge : Army Air Corps
Places Served : Middle Wallop, 655 AAC Detmold, BATU Suffield
Registration date : 2014-01-28

PostSubject: Re: MEMORIES   28/1/2014, 22:35

Was at 655 Squadron mid/late 70s then went to BATU Suffield and Middle Wallop.

@Teabag. THE BURNING HELICOPTER. I was on air traffic control tower duty the night those two lads burnt the helicopter. The guy that did it was called... well, let's call him Pat. He thought Avtag is like diesel and can't be set fire to. He held a lighter over the open fuel tank and Whoomp! up it went. Write off. I saw the fireball and hit the emergency button. The German fireman asked "What Quadrant is the problem?" I said "Drive out the door - can't miss it". Later, Pat was in the guard house when the camp commander of the day was posted out. I clearly remember him going up to Pat on the steps of the guard house and in front of the crowd of cheering guys giving him a box of matches.

Bars. I have many fond memories of the Why Not dance bar/Disco. What ever happened to it? I also remember a bar owned by an ex-Guardsman not too far away. I think his wife was called Renata - could be wrong. Don't remember the name of that place.

For quite a while I lived in 2nd floor of that turret you see in the photos where the big Orange ball artwork is. The little helicopter was there. I call the location the back entrance of the barracks. I remember if looking out the window the MPs were down behind to the left with the medical bay and REME guys were billeted across the street.

I remember one July 4th an American flyer attached to 655 came in his #1s and hoisted the Stars and Stripes in place of the Union Jack where the little helicopter was. We played Yellow Rose of Texas for him as he hoisted the flag.

I remember a Sgt pilot in 655 who drove an E Type Jag. Blue? Lilac? . His plate was HE P1G. Don't remember his name.

I remember doing guard duty at the cinema. The billboard over the entrance said "Music, The Sound Of".

I remember a guy in 655 we called Mad Martin. Used to eat wine glasses and beer mugs to impress girls. He kept a pet crocodile about 18" long in a tub for the longest time. I have no idea how he got away with that for as long as he did.

Good times.
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Number of posts : 94
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E
Places Served : 74c Deepcut, Bordon,Detmold, Hohne, Osnabruck, Soest
Registration date : 2008-10-12

PostSubject: Re: MEMORIES   31/7/2014, 20:03

I went back to Germany last year . What a sad sight Hobart is , I've lots of photos , just have to figure out how to upload them.
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Eric England
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Number of posts : 232
Age : 65
Localisation : China
Cap Badge : REME 1972 - 1984
Places Served : Arborfield, Deepcut Camberley 25 Lt Regt Catterick/NI, 4 Lt Regt Catterick/NI, 655 Sqn AAC Detmold, QRIH Padderbon, 9/12 Lancers Muenster, 655 Tank Tptr Sqn Fallingbostel, HQ REME 3rd Armd Div Korbecke, SEE Arborfield, HQ REME Trg Center Arborfield.
Registration date : 2013-04-22

PostSubject: Re: MEMORIES   1/8/2014, 11:38

bob wrote:
I went back to Germany last year . What a sad sight Hobart is , I've lots of photos , just have to figure out how to upload them.

I look forward to seeing your pics.
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wardie
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Number of posts : 1
Registration date : 2016-12-20

PostSubject: Re: MEMORIES   20/12/2016, 01:02

I was the unit photographer at 71 ac wksp. I'll dig my old negatives out of the attic and scan them
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JPW
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Number of posts : 1041
Age : 76
Localisation : Berkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

PostSubject: Re: MEMORIES   20/12/2016, 09:33

Wardie

Welcome

Look forward to seeing you photos in due course
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