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steve
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The standard 1930s built barracks could all have had a swimming pools Epsom Barracks Iserlohn certainly had one but was filled in by the Canadians when it was Fort Beausejour from 1957 to 1970
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Ian Stuart Laidlaw
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My brother nearly drowned in the Herford Barracks swimming pool! This was about 1958. (My father, Henry Laidlaw, RQMS, served with the 4th Inf Div Sig Rgt at Herford from 1956 to 59).

I went back for the first time in 2009 and made enquiries about the location of the swimming pool. I was told there used to be an open-air pool between Blocks 'B' and 'C' in Hammersmith Barracks. My informant was a security guy in the guardhouse whose memories went back 20 years.
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we had a great pool in Rippon Bks Bielefeld. It was of the static water tank type. i now swin in a pool here in fiji in the local university. Its an odd 33yard length. when i asked about the odd length I discovered it was built by the RNZAF when the university used to be an RNZAF station for flying boats.
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steve jones wrote:
we had a great pool in Rippon Bks Bielefeld. It was of the static water tank type. i now swin in a pool here in fiji in the local university. Its an odd 33yard length. when i asked about the odd length I discovered it was built by the RNZAF when the university used to be an RNZAF station for flying boats.

I've seen this posted before, I was in Ripon for 4 years and I'm dammed if I can remember this pool, only the ornamental pool by the canteen Wink
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Ian Stuart Laidlaw wrote:
My brother nearly drowned in the Herford Barracks swimming pool! This was about 1958. (My father, Henry Laidlaw, RQMS, served with the 4th Inf Div Sig Rgt at Herford from 1956 to 59).

I went back for the first time in 2009 and made enquiries about the location of the swimming pool. I was told there used to be an open-air pool between Blocks 'B' and 'C' in Hammersmith Barracks. My informant was a security guy in the guardhouse whose memories went back 20 years.

I've never served there but visited both Bks a few times, can't say I can remember a pool though! These pics should jog a few memories mind:-

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Hammersmith Bks.

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Wentworth Bks.
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Daveb
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In the Google Earth view of Hammersmith Barracks the pool was behind 1Sqn where the green patch with the small car park can now be seen, the original picture was not,in my opinion at least, not taken in Hammersmith.
Happy Days
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KJH
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I was stationed at Hammersmith Barracks July 1964 - Dec 1969 and I can confirm that there was indeed a small open air swimming pool. You entered the camp, turned right at the guardroom and the pool was between the second block (2 Squadron?) and the third block. Although I can't remember the pool ever being in use. Incidently, the third block was converted into married quarters circa 1966/7. I spent a few years working in the Comcen in Wentworth Barracs - Div HQ. Keith
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On reflection, it might have been between the third and fourth block. Keith
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Daveb
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If you call the block next to the gate block one( with the Guardroom in the end and paper shop round the corner) then block two would be One Squadron, Charlie one and Charlie two troops or Comcen Golf and Hotel in the Bruin days. At the rear of that block was the swimming pool.
Don't recall the married quarter bit though, in fact I would say that it's not correct,it did have the bedding store in it but I don't think that qualifies. I was with 4 Div from 1967 through to 1972 and again in 1974 to 1977. Herford was a great town but 4 Div could have been better!.
What Sqn/troop were you in, we must have served together sometime.
Dave
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Hi Dave, yes it was true. They refurbished the block and made it into flats. One of my mates, Jock Stark, moved in when he got married. Can't remember exact year though. I seem to remember we could look across to them from our barrack room. I married in 1966 and moved into married quarters so imagine it was probably between beginning of 1965 to middle of 1966. Keith
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Hi again Dave. Started off in Zulu Troop above Regimantal HQ then transferred to 2 (?) Sqn - block opposite YMCA. Lived in from 64 - 66 then married quarters 66 to Dec 69. Worked a lot of my time in Comcen. Incidently, don't know why I have suddenly been transferred from Signals to REME on this site. Keith (Hind)
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. Incidently, don't know why I have suddenly been transferred from Signals to REME on this site. Keith (Hind) [/quote]

Don't feel too bad about it Keith, it's probably best to lump all the junior regiments together, gives them a sense of security !

(Take cover ! ! ) affraid
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Just for you Brum

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mjm34 wrote:
Just had a closer look at the photo and those look like white single story buildings. Was there a pool in Maresfield or North Camp??????
There wasnt a pool at 7th Sigs and I was there from 64 to 70. The whole camp North and South of the Stadtholz Strasse is a very nice private housing estate, apart from at least one barrack block South camp near where the Cook House was and that's a German run Motor Bike Museum with a very nice bar at the end of it.
Baz
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KJH, take is an honour, be proud.
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brum wrote:
. Incidently, don't know why I have suddenly been transferred from Signals to REME on this site. Keith (Hind)

Don't feel too bad about it Keith, it's probably best to lump all the junior regiments together, gives them a sense of security !

(Take cover ! ! ) affraid [/quote]

Ditto! I've never been with the REME so dont understand why I'm shown as a Cpl in the REME. Always in the R/Sigs. Perhaps the moderator can fix it?
Prosts Keith!
Baz
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Don't be too upset Baz, I think that at one time I was a Ssgt in the RAC!!! Keep contributing and you will soon become a member of the General Staff like what I am.


Whilst I am on the subject of rank I think that it is time, in line with Government policy, to institute our own fiscal restraints. I have noticed that people are being commission from WO 1 and automatically confirmed in the rank of Captain. This arrangement, in my opinion, is no longer be financially sustainable, it is expensive enough paying a monthly salary without the Pension and Gratuity implications. I propose that a probationary period is served in the rank of Second Lieutenant before anyone is considered for further promotion, and that all Commissioned contributors, NOT in a General Staff appointment, should revert to the rank of Second Lieutenant forthwith. Against if any? bounce
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Shelldrake wrote:
Don't be too upset Baz, I think that at one time I was a Ssgt in the RAC!!! Keep contributing and you will soon become a member of the General Staff like what I am.


Whilst I am on the subject of rank I think that it is time, in line with Government policy, to institute our own fiscal restraints. I have noticed that people are being commission from WO 1 and automatically confirmed in the rank of Captain. This arrangement, in my opinion, is no longer be financially sustainable, it is expensive enough paying a monthly salary without the Pension and Gratuity implications. I propose that a probationary period is served in the rank of Second Lieutenant before anyone is considered for further promotion, and that all Commissioned contributors, NOT in a General Staff appointment, should revert to the rank of Second Lieutenant forthwith. Against if any? bounce
No thanks! Look what happen to 2nd Lt Gravestock Tango Troop mid 60's? I bumped into him in a Pub10 years later, 'The Leefe Robinson' opposite RAF Stanmore, looking very sad!
Baz
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Barry Stevenson wrote:
Shelldrake wrote:
Don't be too upset Baz, I think that at one time I was a Ssgt in the RAC!!! Keep contributing and you will soon become a member of the General Staff like what I am.


Whilst I am on the subject of rank I think that it is time, in line with Government policy, to institute our own fiscal restraints. I have noticed that people are being commission from WO 1 and automatically confirmed in the rank of Captain. This arrangement, in my opinion, is no longer be financially sustainable, it is expensive enough paying a monthly salary without the Pension and Gratuity implications. I propose that a probationary period is served in the rank of Second Lieutenant before anyone is considered for further promotion, and that all Commissioned contributors, NOT in a General Staff appointment, should revert to the rank of Second Lieutenant forthwith. Against if any? bounce
No thanks! Look what happen to 2nd Lt Gravestock Tango Troop mid 60's? I bumped into him in a Pub10 years later, 'The Leefe Robinson' opposite RAF Stanmore, looking very sad!
Baz


Do tell!!
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Baz....I can fill in a later posting for 2Lt RP Gravestock...he arrived as a Troop Commander at the Junior Leaders Regiment Royal Signals Denbury Camp Newton Abbot Devon Jun 65 not my troop commander but same squadron by 1966 he was promoted to Lt but posted before the disbandment in Aug 67
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Shelldrake wrote:
Barry Stevenson wrote:
Shelldrake wrote:
Don't be too upset Baz, I think that at one time I was a Ssgt in the RAC!!! Keep contributing and you will soon become a member of the General Staff like what I am.


Whilst I am on the subject of rank I think that it is time, in line with Government policy, to institute our own fiscal restraints. I have noticed that people are being commission from WO 1 and automatically confirmed in the rank of Captain. This arrangement, in my opinion, is no longer be financially sustainable, it is expensive enough paying a monthly salary without the Pension and Gratuity implications. I propose that a probationary period is served in the rank of Second Lieutenant before anyone is considered for further promotion, and that all Commissioned contributors, NOT in a General Staff appointment, should revert to the rank of Second Lieutenant forthwith. Against if any? bounce
No thanks! Look what happen to 2nd Lt Gravestock Tango Troop mid 60's? I bumped into him in a Pub10 years later, 'The Leefe Robinson' opposite RAF Stanmore, looking very sad!
Baz
Do you remember him? Allso Lt 'Lethal' Lenthal? lol!

Do tell!!
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Hi Baz and everyone. Sorry I have been missing for a while but unavoidable. Happy New Year to you all. Now that I have been transferred to REME, might have a go at servicing my car. Was quoted £850 for a service by Mercedes! Funniest thing I have heard for years.
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Hi KJH that's nothing, wait until you are promoted to Sgt, you'll be expected to do well in the Best Gun Competition! Laughing Laughing
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No problem for a siggy Shelldrake. tongue Laughing
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