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PostSubject: Sennelager Training Centre BAOR Plaque   12/11/2009, 09:45

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PostSubject: Re: Sennelager Training Centre BAOR Plaque   12/11/2009, 19:30

These plaques that Brian has are quite something...

I'm wondering if perhaps our esteemed webmaster might not create a special page or category for these, perhaps with a bit of history or context along with them.

I realize many of the artwork on these plaques utilize heraldic imagery and I would be interested in knowing a bit more about why particular devices were used. For instance, in this Sennelager Training Centre plaque, what is the significance of the Crusader's sword? I assume the red cross upon which it is mounted is the Cross of St. George and the blue....hmmmm....not sure about that, either.
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PostSubject: Re: Sennelager Training Centre BAOR Plaque   12/11/2009, 22:32

I used to organise the floral display in front of STC .HQ block of this plaque ,if I remember its something to do with an infantry bde rhein army perhaps ? old age again I think
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PostSubject: Re: Sennelager Training Centre BAOR Plaque   12/11/2009, 23:31

Single sword denotes British Army Troops of the Rhine usually worn by troops or units not having a emblem of their own, like HQ BAOR using crossed swords, 2 Inf Div Crossed Keys, 6 Div Mailed Fist ect.

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PostSubject: Re: Sennelager Training Centre BAOR Plaque   12/11/2009, 23:35

Stephen Lock wrote:
These plaques that Brian has are quite something...

I'm wondering if perhaps our esteemed webmaster might not create a special page or category for these, perhaps with a bit of history or context along with them.

I realize many of the artwork on these plaques utilize heraldic imagery and I would be interested in knowing a bit more about why particular devices were used. For instance, in this Sennelager Training Centre plaque, what is the significance of the Crusader's sword? I assume the red cross upon which it is mounted is the Cross of St. George and the blue....hmmmm....not sure about that, either.

Already in hand Stephen, to the best of my amateur ability.

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PostSubject: Re: Sennelager Training Centre BAOR Plaque   13/11/2009, 06:33

And an excellent amateur ability it is, too! :-)

Ah, great minds think alike, uh? (and we will just not worry about the second part of that quote....)

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PostSubject: Re: Sennelager Training Centre BAOR Plaque   13/11/2009, 09:55

My humble Avatar has-top left ,the filling funnel and IV (No 4 Petroleum Depot)
Top right, the crest for Kreis Warendorf
Bottom left, the Westphalen White Horse
Bottom right, the Stadt Munster crest
And in the middle?????

Nothing to do with me, dont' know who designed it.
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PostSubject: Re: Sennelager Training Centre BAOR Plaque   13/11/2009, 10:07

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My humble Avatar has-top left ,the filling funnel and IV (No 4 Petroleum Depot)
Top right, the crest for Kreis Warendorf
Bottom left, the Westphalen White Horse
Bottom right, the Stadt Munster crest
And in the middle?????

Nothing to do with me, dont' know who designed it.

Would it be possible for you to send me an image of the plaque please?

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PostSubject: Re: Sennelager Training Centre BAOR Plaque   13/11/2009, 11:26

Paul wrote:
Chemist wrote:
My humble Avatar has-top left ,the filling funnel and IV (No 4 Petroleum Depot)
Top right, the crest for Kreis Warendorf
Bottom left, the Westphalen White Horse
Bottom right, the Stadt Munster crest
And in the middle?????

Nothing to do with me, dont' know who designed it.

Would it be possible for you to send me an image of the plaque please?

Paul.
Sent but not sure if it worked
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PostSubject: Re: Sennelager Training Centre BAOR Plaque   13/11/2009, 17:04

Surely that's the Royal Army Ordinance Corps badge ..

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PostSubject: Re: Sennelager Training Centre BAOR Plaque   13/11/2009, 18:18

ciphers wrote:
Surely that's the Royal Army Ordinance Corps badge ..

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Give that man ten silver dollars and a box of Mars candy bars.

(pssst-its Ordnance)
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PostSubject: Re: Sennelager Training Centre BAOR Plaque   13/11/2009, 20:39

Bloody Spell Check ..

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PostSubject: Re: Sennelager Training Centre BAOR Plaque   14/11/2009, 06:31

It is absolutely the Ordnance Corp insignia...I recognized it right off because of the three cannons surmounted by three cannonballs.
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PostSubject: Re: Sennelager Training Centre BAOR Plaque   14/11/2009, 06:47

Something just occurred to me....

The single sword shown on the Sennelager Training plaque is the same -- or very similar to -- the crossed swords on the BAOR shield and I am now wondering if it was quite a conscious choice to use one "BAOR sword" and reverse the field colours from blue cross on red field to red cross on blue field?

This does seem a tad complicated to come up with, however, and so I return to my original thought it is a Crusader's sword -- and whatever the significance is to that, if any -- on the Cross of St. George....
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PostSubject: Re: Sennelager Training Centre BAOR Plaque   14/11/2009, 09:39

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............This does seem a tad complicated to come up with, however, and so I return to my original thought it is a Crusader's sword -- and whatever the significance is to that, if any -- on the Cross of St. George....

Was there not an "Operation Crusader" at the end of WW2? Could the swords possibly, in some typical military way, have stemmed from there?

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PostSubject: Re: Sennelager Training Centre BAOR Plaque   14/11/2009, 17:24

These two sites will tell you anything related to British Insignia .. the 'swords' in BAOR/Rhine Army are Crusader Swords as suggested.



http://homepage.ntlworld.com/mike.comerford/ORDNANCE/41.htm

http://www.petergh.f2s.com/flashes.html

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PostSubject: Re: Sennelager Training Centre BAOR Plaque   14/11/2009, 19:03

Thanks Len....I found the sites to be very interesting.
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PostSubject: Re: Sennelager Training Centre BAOR Plaque   14/11/2009, 23:36

Paul wrote:
Already in hand Stephen, to the best of my amateur ability.
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Stephen,

http://baor-locations.com/Plaques.aspx

Tell me what you think.

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PostSubject: Re: Sennelager Training Centre BAOR Plaque   15/11/2009, 19:55

Looks good...will reply to you via pm.
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