Number of posts : 1110 Age : 79 Localisation : Berkshire Cap Badge : REME Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf Registration date : 2008-11-09
Subject: DETLEF REGENBERG RIP 20/10/2013, 07:10
Visitors to this site in recent weeks may have read the contributions by Deadleaf especially on the subject of Munster Garrison.
It is my sad responsibility to report that Detlef suddenly collapsed and died of a heart attack late last week.
There is no doubt that Detlef was an intelligent humourous man with a growing sense of awareness and interest in the military history of Munster.
It will be a small lasting tribute to Detlef, that thanks to his personal knowledge and willingness to visit the Stadt Archives on our behalf on the his last visit to his home City (he lived 250 miles away), we now have an accurate description and location of all the British Barracks in Munster in the immediate post war period. It is also a mark of how Anglo German relations have changed in the past 70 years.
My sincere condolences to Detlef's family and friends, including his elder brother Bernd who has kindly offered to continue his brother's research.
Wilf Lt Col
Number of posts : 314 Cap Badge : RAOC Places Served : Bicester-Soltau-Canada-Kineton-Paderborn-Osnabruck (Inc Gulf 1) Donnington-Civy Strasse. Registration date : 2008-10-22
JPW Tragic news…please pass my sincere condolences to his family and think we should make a dedication to Detlef aka Deadleaf on the Münster page of BAOR Locations when the new website is up and running…presently locked for a complete rebuild…a man with clearly a brilliant sense of humour and having a great interest in what we are doing to preserve the history of BAOR…born in 1950 so clearly died too young! RIP Detlef
Number of posts : 3045 Localisation : Camberley Cap Badge : Royal Artillery Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh Registration date : 2010-10-26
My sincere condolences to Detlef's family. Thank you to Detlef for his input into the research and to his brother for carrying on the research in honour of his brother. RIP Detlef
ciphers Maj Gen
Number of posts : 973 Age : 86 Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5 Cap Badge : Royal Signals 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) Registration date : 2008-06-30
Such sad news, especially when taken so early. Sincere condolences to Detlef's family.
Nige P Sgt
Number of posts : 35 Age : 64 Localisation : Erdington, Birmingham Cap Badge : RCT(V), RLC(V) Places Served : Grantham, Long Marston, Bicester, Marchwood and most rail served depots with the TA in BAOR Registration date : 2010-11-24
Number of posts : 1049 Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook) Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places Registration date : 2007-12-16
I have had a further exchange of Private emails with Bernd, Detlef's elder brother. He has clearly read the tributes on this site and asked that a personal message of thanks and appreciation be posted on his behalf. He also referred to them at the Funeral Oration.
He also repeated his offer to assist in our ongoing researches in to the history of the British in Munster.