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Bexy
Cpl
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Number of posts : 17
Age : 49
Localisation : Ricklingen
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick, Lippstadt, Herford and lots in between
Registration date : 2007-03-14

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PostSubject: Hammersmith Barracks   Hammersmith Barracks Icon_minitime15/3/2007, 08:25

Where I currently work and still discovering new things about here, Wentworth Barracks and Harewood Barracks on a weekly basis.
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Webmaster Phil
WOII
WOII
Webmaster Phil

Number of posts : 92
Age : 41
Localisation : Fallingbostel
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Fallingbostel, Bielefeld
Registration date : 2007-03-08

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PostSubject: Balcony   Hammersmith Barracks Icon_minitime19/5/2007, 11:08

Just before you get to the barrier at the entrance, if you do an eyes left you can see a balcony. Adolph himself was said to have done a speech from up there. Not got any more information than that.
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Bexy
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Cpl


Number of posts : 17
Age : 49
Localisation : Ricklingen
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick, Lippstadt, Herford and lots in between
Registration date : 2007-03-14

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PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   Hammersmith Barracks Icon_minitime21/5/2007, 06:56

I know the balcony and house you are referring to but it is no more than an urban myth. Hitler NEVER visited Hammersmith Barracks. There is a famous picture (in my office) of some General taking the salute from the balcony but I can assure you it was not Hitler.


Hope this helps!


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davet769
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Number of posts : 3
Registration date : 2007-05-30

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PostSubject: Herford Station   Hammersmith Barracks Icon_minitime30/5/2007, 15:39

Hi all

Just thought I would drop a little note and let you know that Hitler did visit Hammersmith but never took the salute on the balcony.

Oh and if anyone wants any old and new photos let me know

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Hitch
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Number of posts : 10
Registration date : 2007-05-28

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PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   Hammersmith Barracks Icon_minitime4/6/2007, 07:27

davet769 wrote:
Hi all

Just thought I would drop a little note and let you know that Hitler did visit Hammersmith but never took the salute on the balcony.

Oh and if anyone wants any old and new photos let me know

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Check your PMs mate
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ScaleyAlbereto
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LCpl


Number of posts : 9
Age : 54
Cap Badge : Royal Corps of Signals
Places Served : Harrogate, Cattertick, Herford & Catterick
Registration date : 2007-11-01

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PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   Hammersmith Barracks Icon_minitime1/11/2007, 13:48

Just found this site, served with 4 ADSR between 84 & 87.

Have never been back.

Just saw on the Harewood thread that the Dalmation grill/Bosna grill (The Dog) has gone............

I used tolive for the mixed grill & saurkraut..........

Happy days
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PostSubject: Hammersmith Barracks   Hammersmith Barracks Icon_minitime17/3/2008, 07:38

Hammersmith back in my time was the home of 4Div Hq & Signals Regiment.

It was my first posting (1963), after I had completed boy service in the Junior Tradesmens Regiment Rhyl. Boy was it a shock to my system. I was 17 years old when I hit that place.

Not sure of the name but there was also a barracks facing which also had the cinema. Spent a few cold nights with a pick handle walking around the place.

I was Royal Signals but not sure I ever sent any signals after boy service. Just cleaned radio vehicles, fitted and removed radios. It was a place I was glad to see the back of.
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soprano54
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WOI
soprano54

Number of posts : 165
Age : 63
Localisation : Gloucestershire
Cap Badge : RTR
Places Served : Fallingbostel, Tidworth, Paderborn, Cyprus, Bovington, Hemer, NI, Coltishall, Incirlik, Benson
Registration date : 2007-03-10

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PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   Hammersmith Barracks Icon_minitime17/3/2008, 11:30

Salford wrote:
Not sure of the name but there was also a barracks facing which also had the cinema. Spent a few cold nights with a pick handle walking around the place.

Wentworth! Very Happy
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ScaleyAlbereto
LCpl
LCpl


Number of posts : 9
Age : 54
Cap Badge : Royal Corps of Signals
Places Served : Harrogate, Cattertick, Herford & Catterick
Registration date : 2007-11-01

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PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   Hammersmith Barracks Icon_minitime25/4/2008, 16:39

Ah yes, the delights of stagging on, Wentworth 1 or 2............

Brings back chilly memories & that dam clock at Hammersmith, remember stagging on Hammersmith 1 watching the clock go back halfway through my stag for summertime.........felt like forever. Wherever you looked, you couldn't avoid that giant clock.....

Ahhhhhhhhh

Anyone remember the Toff Toff pub just as you entered Herford Town Centre? Good memories of that place, pulled the barmaid!
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Tryna
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Number of posts : 4
Registration date : 2010-02-23

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PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   Hammersmith Barracks Icon_minitime24/2/2010, 12:05

Salford wrote:
Hammersmith back in my time was the home of 4Div Hq & Signals Regiment.

It was my first posting (1963), after I had completed boy service in the Junior Tradesmens Regiment Rhyl. Boy was it a shock to my system. I was 17 years old when I hit that place.

Not sure of the name but there was also a barracks facing which also had the cinema. Spent a few cold nights with a pick handle walking around the place.

I was Royal Signals but not sure I ever sent any signals after boy service. Just cleaned radio vehicles, fitted and removed radios. It was a place I was glad to see the back of.

Hi, I am trying to trace friends of Roy Bellamy, he served at Herford in the 60's have you any knowledge, please. Thanks Katryna
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relay69
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Cpl


Number of posts : 16
Age : 70
Localisation : Near Bremen
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate66, Herford, Sharjah, Verden
Registration date : 2009-09-02

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PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   Hammersmith Barracks Icon_minitime25/2/2010, 17:27

I remember distinctly wandereing around on stag the Night they landed the Eagle on the Moon will never forget it going to the TV room every Half hour to get an Update. had a great time there 69-70
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Daveb
WOI
WOI
Daveb

Number of posts : 105
Localisation : Bristol
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Iserlohn, Herford X 2
Registration date : 2010-12-16

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PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   Hammersmith Barracks Icon_minitime13/4/2011, 14:18

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Don't seem to remember these guy's being there in the 60/70s, must have been before my time I guess as there's no cookhouse extension!.
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jimsigs1
Let Gen
Let Gen
jimsigs1

Number of posts : 1298
Age : 87
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

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PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   Hammersmith Barracks Icon_minitime13/4/2011, 18:41

Remember Hammersmith & Wentworth Barracks when I was with 7 Sigs (Maresfield Barracks) 1963-66. My married Quarter was just around the corner from those two barracks at Birken Strasse. Used to pass Hammersmith on the way down to the NAAFI shop on the weekly shopping treck.
Was in Herford from an earlier time - 1952-4 at Harewood Barracks. Just out of boys service in 1952.

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brianhayes999
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brianhayes999

Number of posts : 4
Localisation : Herts
Cap Badge : RASC
Places Served : Jnr Leaders Btn Taunton. BOAR
Registration date : 2011-11-13

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PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   Hammersmith Barracks Icon_minitime16/11/2011, 17:09

Hammersmith Barracks 1969he16
Looking towards Hermans Dankmal c1969 from barracks
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jimsigs1
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Let Gen
jimsigs1

Number of posts : 1298
Age : 87
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

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PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   Hammersmith Barracks Icon_minitime16/11/2011, 17:26

Didn't the Germans build some great barracks. Remember my time in those type of barracks in 1952 at Harewood Barracks. Nearest thing in the UK were the Sandhurst Blocks at Catterick. Bit of an improvement over the old Cavalary Barracks in York.

PS Is the little market centre in the middle of Herford still there ? Also, is the NAAFI families shop still in the same place just off Mindenerstrasse ? Memories, Memories

Jimsigs1
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brianhayes999
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brianhayes999

Number of posts : 4
Localisation : Herts
Cap Badge : RASC
Places Served : Jnr Leaders Btn Taunton. BOAR
Registration date : 2011-11-13

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PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   Hammersmith Barracks Icon_minitime17/11/2011, 16:28

Hi jimsigs.
I visited the old place last year and was allowed an escort just to walk around (I guess I don't look much like a terrorist) Kind of odd to see woman in the guard room, not in my day. Big thanks to the guard commander. I wanted to look around to find old haunts but the roads seem very different now so I never found the old officers quarters or the NAFFI. Wentworth Barracks across the road (1 BR Corps) have a barrier now so I didn't intrude. I was a little short on time so didn't tarry. One strange feeling however. The roads from Holland are much better but the journey seemed longer even in a modern car. I used to do the same journey on side roads in a 1953 Beetle (BV 594B). It left me wondering about my memory.
BH

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jimsigs1
Let Gen
Let Gen
jimsigs1

Number of posts : 1298
Age : 87
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

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PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   Hammersmith Barracks Icon_minitime17/11/2011, 16:46

Thanks for that Brian. Did you manage to get up to Harewood Barracks on you visit. ?

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Ajgalyer
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Number of posts : 2
Registration date : 2016-09-01

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PostSubject: Graham galyer   Hammersmith Barracks Icon_minitime1/9/2016, 12:05

Hi all im looking to find any infomation on my father graham keith galyer he served with 11 sigs and now ive just been informed he was also with 4adsr at Hammersmith barracks, he was also had postings in singapore senerlarger biederfeld caterick any information would be greatly apreciated, his forever loveing daughter amanda xxx
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JPW
Let Gen
Let Gen


Number of posts : 1119
Age : 80
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: Hammersmith Barracks   Hammersmith Barracks Icon_minitime1/9/2016, 18:48

Amanda

Welcome

Your best bet is to apply to the Army Personnel Centre in Glasgow for a copy of your father's service record

There is a website which tells you how to apply.

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jimsigs1
Let Gen
Let Gen
jimsigs1

Number of posts : 1298
Age : 87
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

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PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   Hammersmith Barracks Icon_minitime2/9/2016, 11:41

Hi Amanda,

The following site might be able to help you or point you in the right direction
R.Sigs Contact Site at :-
www.Royal-Signals.org.uk/

Regards

Jim
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Ajgalyer
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Number of posts : 2
Registration date : 2016-09-01

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PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   Hammersmith Barracks Icon_minitime7/9/2016, 12:41

Hi thankyou for replying and sending me infomation, ive been intouch with glasgow and awating the apliction form hopefully it will help me contact anybody that new him xxx
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Pborn4
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Pborn4

Number of posts : 418
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: Hammersmith Barracks   Hammersmith Barracks Icon_minitime28/6/2021, 16:48

At last planning re-use and development of Hammersmith Bks:

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JGW
Sgt
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Number of posts : 25
Localisation : Melksham, Wiltshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : AAS Arborfield, 5 Inf Wksps then 14 Regt. RA Dortmund, 1 Inf Wksps Aden, 22 Sigs Lippstadt, REBCS then 65CSS RE Hameln, Borden, 15/19 H then 9/12 Lancers Tidworth, 4 ADSR, Herford, QoH then 4/7 DGuards Detmold.
Registration date : 2019-03-28

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PostSubject: Re: Hammersmith Barracks   Hammersmith Barracks Icon_minitime1/7/2021, 16:12

I was in 4 ADSR LAD Hammersmith 79 - 82. Spent a great deal of time out in the Ooloo on exercise. Being Log HQ (3 Sqn. fitter) we had so many colonels and other bits of brass wandering around it just wasn't true!
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