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PostSubject: Heavy vehicle recovery training area.   28/2/2010, 22:49

I was a Royal Air Force MT Fitter,(VM in army parlance). I was attached to 1(BR)Corps.Tp.Wksps. Recovery section, in Mossbank Barracks, during the mid-sixties. I watched the `66 world cup final in `IM WINKEL` a bar just outside Mossbank Barracks.
We used very rough, muddy site, not too far from Bielefeld, as a training area, and to host a TA unit on their summer camp.
This site had a large earth ramp. large enough to drive a small truck up. We were told that the ramp had been used for launching WW2 V1 flying bombs. Near this ramp was a memorial to 150 soviet people (burger) who had died there between 1941 and 1945.
Does anyone know where this place is and what happened there during the war.

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PostSubject: Re: Heavy vehicle recovery training area.   2/3/2010, 10:16

Can't help with the loc, Michael, but I doubt very much that your hill was a V1 Launch Ramp - they were all in the Pas de Calais area apart from test ramps in the East. There's a good website here: http://www.smg-authie.co.uk/ligescourt_02.htm if you want to learn more.
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PostSubject: Re: Heavy vehicle recovery training area.   2/3/2010, 19:11

Thanks for reply to my question. I realise this site could not be used against England, and the testing was done in the East, but V1`s were fired against Antwerp and I have never heard of from where, apart from by aircraft.
I am new to this, and any, website. How do I get to know who I am talking to.

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PostSubject: Re: Heavy vehicle recovery training area.   4/3/2010, 08:17

Hi Michael. Since you're a member you can always send me a private message.
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PostSubject: Re: Heavy vehicle recovery training area.   4/3/2010, 08:36

How do I go about that.

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PostSubject: Re: Heavy vehicle recovery training area.   5/5/2012, 15:14

With regards to the request I made about the training area we used back in the mid-sixties, I put the picture on my Panoramio site. I have recieved an Email from Germany with the following answer.
Panzerubungsgelande in Handorf.
Munster-Handorf/ost.
The site is just South of a village called Dorbaum, which is the name that I remember.
The area looks on Google Earth as if it may have been a wartime airfield.
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PostSubject: Re: Heavy vehicle recovery training area.   6/5/2012, 18:05

Michael

Dorbaum was the low level back door training area for British and later other NATO unis based in Munster, doubtless there are a number of contributors to this site who will recall he area in due course.
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