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Paul
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Number of posts : 817
Age : 67
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

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PostSubject: Recognise anything??   Recognise anything?? Icon_minitime26/12/2009, 15:28

Take a look at this clip.

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=62369

Anybody recognise anything??

Paul.
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oldtimer
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Number of posts : 99
Age : 72
Localisation : Manchester
Cap Badge : RCT
Places Served : Yeovil, Bunde, Lubbecke,camp du larzac, norway,rct winter training centre hinterstien, Aldershot,
Registration date : 2009-09-22

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PostSubject: Re: Recognise anything??   Recognise anything?? Icon_minitime26/12/2009, 17:23

yes paul i recognise the cross keys of 2 div on there uniforms was that it? santa rendeer
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recce83
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Number of posts : 214
Age : 80
Localisation : Peachland British Columbia, Canada
Cap Badge : Black Watch of Canada
Places Served : 4 CIBG Soest and Werl 1957-1965, Camp Borden, Camp Gagetown
Registration date : 2009-06-04

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PostSubject: Re: Recognise anything??   Recognise anything?? Icon_minitime26/12/2009, 19:54

If you're referring to the Pathe video, the applauding soldiers appear to be RE personel, but what is the round patch on their sleeve below the div patch?
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dandc
Lt Col
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Number of posts : 383
Age : 69
Localisation : gateshead
Cap Badge : 15/19H.ARMY AIR CORPS
Places Served : tidworth, fallingbostle, detmold, hongkong, minden
Registration date : 2009-05-22

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PostSubject: Re: Recognise anything??   Recognise anything?? Icon_minitime27/12/2009, 08:24

i have looked closley at that clip,is the badge some sort of trade badge,[as in b1 in some trade],is that the skc in hobart bks?,the location dosent look right,dave.
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bob
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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

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PostSubject: Re: Recognise anything??   Recognise anything?? Icon_minitime27/12/2009, 12:38

Having looked at the clip I don't recognise the cinema. That said the name over the entrance say's Napier Cinema which could make it Napier Barracks Dortmund. I had a look on the Napier Barracks blogg spot and there were RE there in 1949,23 Field Engineer Regiment ( 2, 5 & 38 fld sqn and 21 fld park sqn) .


The cinema in Hobart Barracks had steps on the right hand side leading up to the blocks and the square. Watched many a midnight movie there affraid
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Number of posts : 214
Age : 80
Localisation : Peachland British Columbia, Canada
Cap Badge : Black Watch of Canada
Places Served : 4 CIBG Soest and Werl 1957-1965, Camp Borden, Camp Gagetown
Registration date : 2009-06-04

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PostSubject: Re: Recognise anything??   Recognise anything?? Icon_minitime27/12/2009, 21:22

I thought all AKC cinemas bore the 'Globe Cinema" name. Was the Napier Cinema a one-off in honour of Lady Napier?
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ron9516
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Number of posts : 4
Cap Badge : RAOC, RLC
Registration date : 2007-03-19

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PostSubject: Re: Recognise anything??   Recognise anything?? Icon_minitime20/2/2010, 00:39

Defiantly Napier Barracks, Dortmund. Although it’s all gone now this is the cinema at 9.68 seconds on the newsreel film. I had the misfortune to spend many a night in that old cinema as it was the 12AD Regt guardroom whilst I was stationed at Dortmund between 1992 & 1994.

http://www.militaryimages.net/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/9260

And at 18:72 seconds the men are stood on what later became the rapier club.

http://www.militaryimages.net/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/9259
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Stephen Lock
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Number of posts : 937
Age : 65
Localisation : Calgary
Cap Badge : Pads Brat
Places Served : Father -- Canadian Army. Served Hemer, Soest, and Wetter
Registration date : 2007-12-28

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PostSubject: Re: Recognise anything??   Recognise anything?? Icon_minitime20/2/2010, 02:23

The building shown in the link supplied by ron9516 and the one identified as Napier Cinema in the Pathe clip is definitely the same builidng, although it clearly has, 60 years on, fallen on bad times and is now quite derelict...such a shame!

I am not familiar with who Lady Napier was so I googled her (as rude as that sounds!) and see she was affiliated with the house of Scone. She was certainly a patrician looking lady. The Napiers, according to Wikipedia, are an old aristocratic Scottish family connected with Charles II.

Whether that Scots connection was carried over to Napier Barracks, I don't know....
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Peter Tanker's son
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Registration date : 2019-01-08

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PostSubject: Re: Recognise anything??   Recognise anything?? Icon_minitime8/1/2019, 16:12

My father served as the adjutant of 20 Armd Brigade Gp in Hobart Barracks (Capt. Jack Hayward 5th RTR), Detmold between 1963-64, then again 66-70. I attended Hobart school in 63-64, and when they made the Pathe film featuring the tank regiment and Detmold (not his). I appear in the film as a schoolkid for 3 or 4 seconds. We lived in both Stresemann Str. and Wellenkamp Str (Hack). I used the outdoor pool every summer. It wasn't filtered therefore grew an unsightly green scum after 2 weeks. It was cleaned every 3 or so. I went to the Globe cinema most nights. On returning in 66 at the age of 14 it was a new world. They organised a youth club on Fridays in the attic of the building which situated on the right side of Hobart opposite the guardroom. It was brilliant for us at that age. Sgt Pepper came out a few weeks after I had arrived. We travelled for an hour to Gutersloh to attend King's School. There were 4 buses, our escort was a Mrs Brucke, she had a small Poodle tucked down the front of her coat! We went to the Sally bash most Saturdays for a fry-up. Army groups of the era were The Shades Of Blue (release a single 'Coplington') and The Putney Tricycle Works Band who were great too. We got a lot of grief from REME soldiers who disliked our long hair (fair enough) but also sometimes lay in an ambush after the cinema to beat us up which was out of order. I remember the 'halfway house' just down from Hobart, but of course, never went there. The Ice Cafe on Saturday afternoons. The gliding on the airfield, the bowling alley ... in fact, everything about Detmold from a 15-year-old's perspective. The German-built houses were amazing. Our house 27 Wellenkamp was beautiful and still looks great now. We had a red telephone. My father said if it ever rang it meant the Russians were hours away. We never realised that we were actually the peacetime frontline! My dad served at Dunkirk and then throughout Normandy in some serious battles. We lived in Bovington, Fallingbostell, Tidworth and Detmold of course. My mother is German and her parents lived a short distance from Detmold in Bad Driburg. The whole area and living experience were very memorable to me. I think I remember more than most serving soldiers haha. If anyone was in Detmold in this period I would love to hear from them.
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Let Gen
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Number of posts : 1100
Age : 78
Localisation : Berkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

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PostSubject: Re: Recognise anything??   Recognise anything?? Icon_minitime10/1/2019, 10:14

Peter

Welcome

There are a number of contributor's to this site who call by from time to time who are very familiar with the Detmold area. You could well get a response. Me? I spent many happy years in the rival Garrison, Minden though I did have cause to visit Detmold from time to time.

Incidentally are you aware your old school at Gutersloh still exists, just?
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Peter Tanker's son
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Number of posts : 2
Registration date : 2019-01-08

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PostSubject: Re: Recognise anything??   Recognise anything?? Icon_minitime10/1/2019, 10:21

Hello Let Gen,
Thanks for your reply. Out of all the places, I never visited Minden.
I'm aware the school still functions. The Facebook page is advising on a final reunion early Summer. It's quite amazing that so few people of my era are going. There were a 1000 kids at the school between 66-70.
Back to the site, I would love to hear from any old soldiers who were serving at the time (they would have to have been quite young though!).
I'm glad your site exists.
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Pborn4
Maj
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Number of posts : 272
Age : 72
Localisation : Between Hannover and Herford, off all main routes
Cap Badge : Not even a reservist now - have been Pborn3
Places Served : Oswestry 1965, Paderborn to 1971, NE Dist, Munsterlager from 1974, Sennelager (1976 to 2012)
Registration date : 2016-12-16

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alan8376
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Number of posts : 480
Age : 71
Localisation : Norfolk, UK
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Carlisle AAS, Aden, Hildesheim, Bordon, Fallingbostel, Dover, NI Tours, Osnabruck, Herford, Muenster, UN Nicosia, SBA Dhekellia Cyprus x2, Waterbeach, Civi Street 1988. Retired from VOSA 2007.
Registration date : 2009-07-28

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PostSubject: Re: Recognise anything??   Recognise anything?? Icon_minitime21/8/2019, 09:11

Can I see a Canberra jet in shadow?
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Number of posts : 272
Age : 72
Localisation : Between Hannover and Herford, off all main routes
Cap Badge : Not even a reservist now - have been Pborn3
Places Served : Oswestry 1965, Paderborn to 1971, NE Dist, Munsterlager from 1974, Sennelager (1976 to 2012)
Registration date : 2016-12-16

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PostSubject: Re: Recognise anything??   Recognise anything?? Icon_minitime21/8/2019, 12:36

A Selfie !

Photo recce run  1/PRU/B0026 flown by RAF Wyton, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Wyton  - (by Ac XH 165 ?)
(100 Sqn ??)

There are at least 746 readable photos from the sortie on the NCAP Site.  (Can be accessed by clicking on 1/PRU/B0026 in the header when the link above is opened).  Need to align your mind with the Sennelager Range Map to work out what is on each plate flown west to east - Sortie probably flown to update the range-map overlay! Coords are in Lat Long format.  If each plate is imported into a  photo editing programme extensive detail can be viewed from the photograph!

(Here is one to try - 541 Sqn RAF Cuxhaven Harbour 12 May 1945 -  NCAP-000-000-361-945.jpg)


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Pborn4
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Number of posts : 272
Age : 72
Localisation : Between Hannover and Herford, off all main routes
Cap Badge : Not even a reservist now - have been Pborn3
Places Served : Oswestry 1965, Paderborn to 1971, NE Dist, Munsterlager from 1974, Sennelager (1976 to 2012)
Registration date : 2016-12-16

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PostSubject: Re: Recognise anything??   Recognise anything?? Icon_minitime21/8/2019, 12:37

A Selfie !

Photo recce run  1/PRU/B0026 flown by RAF Wyton, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Wyton  - (by Ac XH 165 ?)
(100 Sqn ??)

There are at least 746 readable photos from the sortie on the NCAP Site.  (Can be accessed by clicking on 1/PRU/B0026 in the header when the link above is opened).  Need to align your mind with the Sennelager Range Map to work out what is on each plate flown west to east - Sortie probably flown to update the range-map overlay! Coords are in Lat Long format.  If each plate is imported into a  photo editing programme extensive detail can be viewed from the photograph!

(Here is one to try - 541 Sqn RAF Cuxhaven Harbour 12 May 1945 - NCAP-000-000-361-945.jpg)
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