Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

HomeHome  SearchSearch  Latest imagesLatest images  RegisterRegister  Log in  
Latest topics
Who is online?
In total there are 17 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 17 Guests :: 3 Bots


Most users ever online was 223 on 22/1/2021, 18:16
January 2023

Display results as :
Rechercher Advanced Search


 Churchill Barracks

Go down 
ronnie french
Ian Smudge Smith
geoffrey withers
21 posters
Go to page : Previous  1, 2

Number of posts : 1
Age : 71
Localisation : Devon
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : UK/BAOR
Registration date : 2010-11-27

Churchill Barracks - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Churchill Barracks   Churchill Barracks - Page 2 Icon_minitime27/11/2010, 15:41

gtaylorwigan wrote:
Lippstadt was a good posting and I remember Churchill Barracks very well. It was a twin camp with 22 Signals Regt in the other half. We got on well with the scaley backs and I don't remember much trouble.

When we had finished work on Friday we didn't go to the cookhouse. We used to get out heads down for a couple of hours then meet in the Naafi before going for a big nosh up down town, then meet up in a squaddies bar.(can anybody remind me of the name). Inevitably we would have trouble with the Italians and Turks but not usually with the Germans.

I have got some photos of the camp in the loft somewhere...

Just joined, so this is my first post. I served at Churchill Barracks as an ECE with the same unit as gtaylorwigan during 70-72, but was with 23 Battery REME section and then the main LAD workshops and was a far better footballer. The photos on the Churchill Barracks page brought back many memories, one of which was avoiding 432s being cabbied by gtaylorwigan. affraid

I could never grab any shut eye on Friday evenings as some useful individual whould always insist on continuously playing 'Mr Slater's Parrot' at full blast, and the walls were very thin in the REME/RAOC attic accommodation!

The bar which we frequented most was, I think, called The Tittsi Bar, and the best Schnelli in Lippstadt was Old Nick's on Cappelstrasse, he made the curry sauce to his own recipe. There was a nightclub/disco by the Lippertor bridge, which was supposed to be off limits, but you could gain entry if you were prepared to cover the owner's bourbon bill.

Good times!
Back to top Go down

Number of posts : 17
Age : 70
Localisation : Sunderland
Cap Badge : Royal Corps Of Signals
Places Served : Troon. Catterick. Minden. RAF Benson. RAF Brize Norton. Munster. Lippstadt. Osnabruck. RAF Wildenrath......
Registration date : 2009-12-27

Churchill Barracks - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Churchill Barracks   Churchill Barracks - Page 2 Icon_minitime20/8/2012, 11:44

I too served in Churchill Barracks during 1981-84.
Lived on Espenweg Block 13 if I remember correctly.
The block near to the railway level crossing.
Can any one remember the Soldier and his wife
both Court Martialled for naughty goings ons with children????
I belive he came form the Hull area.
Back to top Go down

Number of posts : 134
Age : 76
Localisation : Porta Westfalica
Cap Badge : RA
Places Served : Oswestry, Paderborn, Barnard Castle, Catterick, NI, Bristol, Cyprus, Munsterlager, NI,Sennelager , NI , Rge Control/STC Sennelager/ GSU Sennelager as Civvy
Registration date : 2013-09-23

Churchill Barracks - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Churchill Barracks   Churchill Barracks - Page 2 Icon_minitime30/1/2015, 00:03

Potted history of 22 Signal Regiment – Churchill Bks, Lippstadt. (Extracted from Brief produced for visit of CinC R Signals to 1 BR Corps 18 and 19 Jul 84).

22nd Signal Regiment has its origin in 22nd Divisional Signal Company of the Signal Services Royal Engineers which was raised in October 1914. This Company was disbanded after the First World War.

In February 1943 the Regiment was reformed as the 11th Air Formation Signal Regiment. It came under command of 83rd (Fighter) Group RAF throughout the Normandy landings and operations in NW Europe until 1945. After WW2 the Regiment joined the British Air Force of Occupation and was based in Celle (RAF?). It was responsible for ground communications for 8 major and 6 reserve airfields used by RAF.

In December 1947 the Regiment moved to Bückeburg where it served the Air Headquarters (Bad Eilsen?). At this time its strength was depleted by demobilisation to about 500 pers. In July 1948 the Regiment became responsible for ground communications for the Berlin Airlift. With a move to Lemgo in September 1950 the Regt began to lose its role as an air communications unit. In September 1959 the unit was officially renamed 22nd Signal Regiment and at the end of that year moved to Lippstadt..
In 1967 22 Signal Regt was re-organised to be one of two 1 (BR) Corps trunk signals regiments. By 1984 the Regt had served 25 yrs in Lippstadt (Freedom of the City had been granted in 1973 jointly with Fernmeldebataillon 7f the Bundeswehr).
Back to top Go down
LE Maj
LE Maj

Number of posts : 956
Age : 73
Localisation : near Cuxhaven
Cap Badge : Royal Signals + Royal Engineers
Places Served : Verden-Aller + Willich + Iserlohn + Hameln
Registration date : 2010-02-14

Churchill Barracks - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Churchill Barracks   Churchill Barracks - Page 2 Icon_minitime30/1/2015, 12:31

Thanks Pborn3

Have a slight difference on record, the term regiment did not arrive until Jul 46 prior to this the term was "Signals" for all formations, the exception was squadron and used when armoured

11th Air Formation Signals formed 1 Jan 46 from 13th Air Formation Signals – Schleswig north-west of Kiel – to Celle Mar 46 – renamed 11th Air Formation Signal Regiment Jul 46

Source Royal Signals Wire magazine but as always "under construction"
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content

Churchill Barracks - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Churchill Barracks   Churchill Barracks - Page 2 Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
Churchill Barracks
Back to top 
Page 2 of 2Go to page : Previous  1, 2
 Similar topics
» Churchill Barracks Lippstadt
» Churchill barracks lippstadt
» Robert Brown 22 sigs, Churchill Barracks, Lippstadt
» Francisca Barracks
» Crocker Barracks

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
BFG/BAOR/RAFG Locations :: Locations within BAOR and NW Europe :: Lippstadt-
Jump to: