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Paul
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PostSubject: Unknown Barracks in Minden??   1/11/2009, 22:50

I have just come across a possible reference to a Barracks in Minden, and am asking all you wise people out there if you have heard of it.

It was apparently called Joslin Barracks (spelling as found) and was on Ringstrasse. I have no knowledge of Minden at all, so call on those who were there for help.

Paul.
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PostSubject: Unknown Barracks in Minden   2/11/2009, 09:14

Hello Paul
There is a Ringstrasse in Minden, but I have never heard of that Barracks,I was there for 5 years in the 60s and have family in Bad O, which we visit every year.
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Barracks in Minden??   2/11/2009, 09:51

hi paul,
there is some information on the web as to it being a prisoner of war camp.try these links

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=101407



http://www.bantamspast.co.uk/TheFrontRoomo...ckie'b.html.



Daniel McCarthy, has written book "The Prisoner of war in Germany" features an entire chapter on Minden, pp.77-104. It has now been digitised.

hope this helps.
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Barracks in Minden??   29/3/2010, 18:33

Re unknown barracks in Mindon
In1956 (September) I was posted to 87 Tels Wksp REME at Malita House. Apparently previously been a coffee factory. I was only there for a week before moving onto 31 Armd Wksp REME at Rotenberg.
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Barracks in Minden??   12/3/2012, 20:24

Re unknown barracks in Minden
I was stationed in Clifton Barracks (Mudra Kasserne) from 1985 - 2000 this was situated in the Ringstrasse, there was no other camp on this Road, however the name of Joslin Barracks does ring a bell, but i do belive it to be the location of the Red shield and church on the following bearing "Joslin Barracks" lat=52.2926916746, lon=8.91510910239 google earth.
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Barracks in Minden??   12/3/2012, 21:23

Red shield and church I think thats where The Minden Amin Club (MAC,s Bar)was,over the Weser Bridge go right and follow the road around on the right hand side,there was two bars across the road,but all that has gone now. I was there last year.
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Barracks in Minden??   20/8/2012, 10:54

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Re unknown barracks in Minden
I was stationed in Clifton Barracks (Mudra Kasserne) from 1985 - 2000 this was situated in the Ringstrasse, there was no other camp on this Road, however the name of Joslin Barracks does ring a bell, but i do belive it to be the location of the Red shield and church on the following bearing "Joslin Barracks" lat=52.2926916746, lon=8.91510910239 google earth.

I have a feeling the Red Shield club (Macs) and the Cinema complex was located in Rhodesia Barracks. I can't recall it been called by the Brits as anything else but the Red Shield club and never as a barrack but for some reason Rhodesia Barracks come to mind. Now I recall as a SDS driver based in the ComCen Kingsley Barracks there was a small building on the main road from the Reme workshop down the road from Clifton Barracks a building which housed officers or personall from the Education center could this have been the Joslin Barracks on Ring Strasse. The local GCP main police station was literaly around the corner near to Simian strasse...
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Barracks in Minden??   21/8/2015, 13:25

Geschlossene Mindener Kasernen werden wie folgend beschrieben: Closed Barracks in Minden are as follows: (from German Records)

Springbok Barracks (Remontstelle, Artillerie str./Ringstr. near Melitta Coffee Factory) Land size 0,1825 ha, Handed back to German State Authority (BV Amt Bielefeld) 27.02.1992 (May have been otherwise named when RN in occupation? research continues[/i]

St. Georges Barracks, (Mindenerheide) Size 75,6099 ha , Handback; 24.9.1993

Kingsley Barracks, (Mindenerheide) Size: 19,6601 ha , Handback 01.06.1994

Clifton Barracks (Mudra Kaserne, Ringstr (near Mercedes Garage and McDonald's), Size: 13,9484 ha , Handback 01.06.1994 (Now largely demolished and all redeveloped).

Elisabeth Barracks (Gneisenau Kaserne, Viktoria str , ), Size: 14,323 ha , Handback:10.09.1993
(Remodelled interior Accn Blocks remain as Old Folks Home, Sportsfield sold for housing, Garages - Light Industry, Remainder shoppng centre, health services, and parking)

Westminster Barracks (Simeon Kaserne, Ringstr /Simeonsglacis), Size: 10,77 ha , Hand back: 30.09.1993 (Redeveloped: Parking, Prussian Museum, Luxury Appartements, Light industry)

Rhodesia Barracks (Marienwall- Kaserne, Stadt ), Size: 0,8685 ha , Handback: 01.06.1993 (Part of town inner ring road developed through Bks separates north and south side remaining Blocks) (Had been home of the Red Shield Club and later (RPC) Civil Labour Office and an AKC/SKC Globe adjoining.

Pionier Übungsplatz Minden, 0,4567 ha , 01.02.1995 (absorbed in to Bw holdings).
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Barracks in Minden??   27/11/2017, 14:47

Springbok Barracks near the Melitta Coffee Factory

From the photo it looks like 48 RM Commando were there in 1945


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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Barracks in Minden??   28/11/2017, 09:25

A thought.

As "the Team" know anarchy best describes the situation regarding the British Barrack names policy throughout Summer 1945. Officially they were meant to be described by their local geographical location. In practise individual units often gave a British name to the location especially where the German version involved reference to a Nazi theme eg Adolf Hitler, Herman Goering or Waffen SS. British names included Churchill (duplicated many times), Formation Emblems, Personalities or recruiting areas.

There was a always a significant REME presence in Minden. I wonder if Joslin refers to Brigadier (future Major General) SW Joslin DDEME 30 Corps at the end of the war? The name would have been discarded by Spring 1946 when the first known list of officially approved names was published by HQ BAOR.
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