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weegie
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Places Served : Borden Hampshire Yeovil Swindon Minden Singpore Malaya
Registration date : 2010-01-09

PostSubject: Minden early 60s   9/1/2010, 19:02

In 1962 I was posted to 54 company RASC in St Georges Barracks on the outskirts of Minden, in the same camp was 45 regiment RA. I see in the history of this camp both these units were not mentioned as being stationed there. Any old sweats out there remember being a part of the "galloping 54" There are a few of us who are still in touch with each other from the early 60s so if anyone reading this remembers me Weegie Roper, Malc (ginger) Deller, Dick Walmsley, Bronco Lane. Roly Gilder, Taffy Maher, John Holloway, the famous CSM Dave Kelly, and Jimmy Danton give us a shout on this forum
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Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
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Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
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PostSubject: Re: Minden early 60s   9/1/2010, 20:40

Snuck in the back door eh! Weegie ... well welcome mate, jump right in the deep end ..

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blairgowrie
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Places Served : Cyprus, Libya, Germany, Hong Kong, UK
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PostSubject: Re: Minden early 60s   9/1/2010, 22:18

Wellcome to the site,was in Minden 1964-9,still going back as I have family there,not changed to much.
Joe
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PostSubject: Re: Minden early 60s   10/1/2010, 00:24

weegie wrote:
In 1962 I was posted to 54 company RASC in St Georges Barracks on the outskirts of Minden, in the same camp was 45 regiment RA. I see in the history of this camp both these units were not mentioned as being stationed there. Any old sweats out there remember being a part of the "galloping 54" There are a few of us who are still in touch with each other from the early 60s so if anyone reading this remembers me Weegie Roper, Malc (ginger) Deller, Dick Walmsley, Bronco Lane. Roly Gilder, Taffy Maher, John Holloway, the famous CSM Dave Kelly, and Jimmy Danton give us a shout on this forum

Send me the details, and I will put them on the page Weegie.

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PostSubject: Re: Minden early 60s   10/1/2010, 10:54

Hiya Blairgowrie and Ciphers. I see by your cap badge you may have served with The Black Watch in Minden. I was "attached" to The Black Watch for 28 days just before I was posted to Malaya. The reason this came about was my mate and I went down town for a few drinks maybe more that a few and decided it would be a good idea to "borrow" a German flag, however this paticular one was on top of a 30ft flag pole so we decided the best way to get it was to take the pole as well. We were apprehended by the local polizei running past the Red Shield club with this pole one at each end. We were up before the Old Man in the morning and were given 28 days nick. However we did not have a decent guardroom up at St Georges Barracks so he sent us down to The Black Watch with the orders to give us a hard time, and that they did. When we came out of there we were fit as a fiddles. Must have polished that bloody gong and bell 50 times."The Tarra" as you used call the RSM made sure we did not want to come back again. Happy Days !!!!!
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Places Served : Yeovil, Bunde, Lubbecke,camp du larzac, norway,rct winter training centre hinterstien, Aldershot,
Registration date : 2009-09-22

PostSubject: Re: Minden early 60s   10/1/2010, 14:27

hi weegie, have just noticed your post where you mention bronco lane and taffy maher, were these guys also at bunde and was maher also known as the beast? some of the names are familiar to me, bronco lane was the first guy i met on arriving at bunde 67/68 i think he was a corporal and as i was not expected to arrive and they knew nothing about me he put me up in the guard room for the weekend and sorted me out with some cig coupons.

my second name is brown so of course my nickname was hovis spent two years at bunde then went to 2 div hq lubbecke
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Places Served : Cyprus, Libya, Germany, Hong Kong, UK
Registration date : 2009-10-30

PostSubject: Re: Minden early 60s   10/1/2010, 15:20



Hello Weegie
This is the Gong from the Black Watch,now at the Museum at Perth,there is a lot of us who have polished this Gong and the Bell.as you say, Happy days.
Yours Joe
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PostSubject: Re: Minden early 60s   10/1/2010, 16:01

Oh my God Joe I never thought I'd see that thing again it's going to give me nightmares tonight, it's going to have pride of place in My Photos I only wish I could trace Karl my mate who was with me while we were guests down there. Thanks for that Joe I must try to get up to Perth for a look Regards Weegie
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PostSubject: Re: Minden early 60s   10/1/2010, 16:18

Hiya Oldtimer
You're right about Taffy Maher and Bronco Lane they were at Bunde.They all went up there just after I got posted, in fact all the guys I'm in contact with went there Taffy Maher did about 50 years I think finished up WO1 and still lives in Bunde with the gorgeous Inge who used to work in the NAAFI in Minden. Bronco is in Australia I believe. Ginger Deller is in the states Missouri Dick Walmsley in Lancashire Roly Gilder in Coventry. If you got skype they are all on there. Regards Weegie
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PostSubject: Re: Minden early 60s   26/4/2011, 00:32

In 1960 I was posted to 54 company RASC in St Georges Barracks on the outskirts of Minden and served there until 1962 I was National Service in fact I think there were only 5 intakes after me I did basic training at 2 Bat Aldersot joining 54coy in Dec that year I was in "A" and then "C" platoon and was duty driver at one time and got demobbed in Nov 1962 some of the names mentioned above bring back memories especially CSM Kelly and of course everyones favourite Naffi Girl Inge my Knickname was Sooty obvious with a name like Corbett and It would be great to possible hear from some my old mates
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Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Minden early 60s   26/4/2011, 08:00

Hi Sooty,

I wasn't RASC but seeing your location, I just had to say "Greetings from Sandbach" ! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Minden early 60s   26/4/2011, 23:48

Hi Brum
What Unit were you with and what camp
Cheers Sooty
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Places Served : 4 CIBG Soest and Werl 1957-1965, Camp Borden, Camp Gagetown
Registration date : 2009-06-04

PostSubject: Re: Minden early 60s   28/4/2011, 18:33

blairgowrie wrote:


Hello Weegie
This is the Gong from the Black Watch,now at the Museum at Perth,there is a lot of us who have polished this Gong and the Bell.as you say, Happy days.
Yours Joe

Hello, Blairgowrie. Glad to see there`s now two red hackles on board. Guess I missed that fact when you first came on line. Do you recall those parties we threw in Sennelager when you arrived in BAOR from Cyprus. We should talk later.
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PostSubject: Re: Minden early 60s   29/4/2011, 06:32

He Recce, just talked a to mate over in Deilinghofen (yeah he's been there since 66). He was up to Sennelager over the Easter Holidays camping at the Daughters camp site. Says he didn't have to do fire piquette or G.D.s in the kitchen. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Minden early 60s   29/4/2011, 10:20

Sooty wrote:
Hi Brum
What Unit were you with and what camp
Cheers Sooty

Have you checked your PM Sooty ?
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Registration date : 2009-06-04

PostSubject: Re: Minden early 60s   29/4/2011, 23:00

Hardrations wrote:
He Recce, just talked a to mate over in Deilinghofen (yeah he's been there since 66). He was up to Sennelager over the Easter Holidays camping at the Daughters camp site. Says he didn't have to do fire piquette or G.D.s in the kitchen. Very Happy

Glad to hear you made contact. Thanks for the e-mail address for Bob Porteus. I sent an e-mail but haven't heard back. I'll try the alternative methods. Thanks again.
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Places Served : Uk, Honduras,Tripoli, BAOR, UK, Tobruk, Gibraltar, short stints in Canada, USA, Barbados & Dominica
Registration date : 2007-05-15

PostSubject: Re: Minden early 60s   23/11/2011, 15:04

Hi Weegie, welcome. I was in Minden around that time not with your mob but I was with !st Bn Worcestershire Rgt at Clifton Barracks. Obviously those names don't ring any bells but I seem to recall hearing about two guys trying to nick a flag, pole and all. I'm surprised you got done for it as it couldn't have been worth anything. As I recall anything worth anything had, by then been nicked by the "Poison Dwarves" the Cameronians from across the river
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PostSubject: Re: Minden early 60s   23/11/2011, 19:27

Hi Weegie I am in touch with Jim Lewis he was 54 in '59-61 and again in '64 after he left 3 Coy
cheers Jerry
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Places Served : Aldershot,Yeovil,Minden BFPO29,BAOR Cpl at 54 company RASC St Georges Barracks from 1958 to 1964.Anybody out there remember me,wheres Dave Curtis,Sooty Corbert,Bob King,John Mcdonald and others.CSM Kelly was at 54 coy,lives in last saw him in Bedford a few years ago,loved his fire drills at night.
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PostSubject: Re: Minden early 60s   15/5/2012, 14:27

I was at 54 coy RASC from 1958 to 1964,name is pete thomas was in B platoon for some time and also D platoon,my last 2 years I was post cpl,played cricket and football for the company.Anybody remember me.
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