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 Canadian Signal Troop assigned to HQ NORTHAG Rheindahlen

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Dan M
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PostSubject: Re: Canadian Signal Troop assigned to HQ NORTHAG Rheindahlen   Canadian Signal Troop assigned to HQ NORTHAG Rheindahlen - Page 2 Icon_minitime27/4/2021, 00:52

boatdoctor wrote:
We were our own shoulder patch of a gold norman axe on a blue background.

Did your patch look like this? It's the NORTHAG patch.

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PostSubject: Re: Canadian Signal Troop assigned to HQ NORTHAG Rheindahlen   Canadian Signal Troop assigned to HQ NORTHAG Rheindahlen - Page 2 Icon_minitime27/4/2021, 01:20

That's it.
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PostSubject: Re: Canadian Signal Troop assigned to HQ NORTHAG Rheindahlen   Canadian Signal Troop assigned to HQ NORTHAG Rheindahlen - Page 2 Icon_minitime27/4/2021, 18:15

At 3 Joint Operation Center we worked with Brits, Germans, Dutch and Belgians. These troops were air force. Once a year or so there would be an exercise and army HQ troops would come and man their respective offices. The highest rank I recall seeing was a Brit Brig. Only once during my tour do I remember American troops manning positions in the caves. Our jobs as communicators never changed except for the increase in traffic.
I encountered said Brig in the main washroom on his first time being there. (no rank segregation) The cement floor was always in puddles of water due to sweating pipes and poor ventilation. He asked me if it was always like this, to which I replied "no sir, it's usually worse but they cleaned it up for the exercise.

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PostSubject: Re: Canadian Signal Troop assigned to HQ NORTHAG Rheindahlen   Canadian Signal Troop assigned to HQ NORTHAG Rheindahlen - Page 2 Icon_minitime5/6/2021, 02:32

Dan M wrote:
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My father served with NORTHAG Signal Troop (Canadian) in Rheindahlen back in 1960-61. However, we lived in the married quarters, which were located in Wickrath.

Until I read your post, I never knew the Canadian MQs were located on Beethoven Strasse. I was only 3/4 years old at the time, so my memories are hazy, but there nonetheless.

Welcome Rick,

I look forward to any stories or photos you may wish to share about your or your father's time in Germany, north or south.

Were you serving with the Brigade signal squadron or with the strategic squadron?

Cheers,
Dan.
Thanks very much for the warm welcome, Dan. I felt extremely fortunate to have actually found a discussion forum that referenced the NORTHAG Signal Troop (Canadian).

I was very young, but I remember a few stories. I also have my late father's photo album, and I'll post a few photos from that a bit later. Reference the photos, should I post them here in this forum, or is there another forum specifically for photos?

Thanks again, Dan.

Rick
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Rick,
If you have probs with posting the photos, I'll put them on for you.
You will need my email address. I'll PM you.

Don't scan too big! As the site has limited storage.

Alan
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PostSubject: Soest   Canadian Signal Troop assigned to HQ NORTHAG Rheindahlen - Page 2 Icon_minitime11/6/2021, 23:43

As I was saying to Allan, I feel very fortunate to have found this site. I was only 3 or 4 years old when we lived in Wickrath, but some memories are still there.

My father, John "Jack" Landry, initially went over to Soest, then came back to Canada, met and married my mother, and brought the family over to Wickrath when he was posted to NORTHAG Signals Troop (Canadian).

Here are some photos from Soest Signals Troop (Canadian) from my late father's photo collection. The first image is a unit photo of the Soest Signals Sqn. My father is in the fourth rank, sixth from the right. He is also in the forefront to the last image during a kit inspection.

The soldier in the rear rank, second from the right, is Wayne Marshall, who eventually became my SSM with the 1st Canadian Signals Regiment (1 CSR). More to follow, as I get the photos prepped.

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Dan M
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Rick wrote:
My father, John "Jack" Landry, initially went over to Soest, then came back to Canada, met and married my mother, and brought the family over to Wickrath when he was posted to NORTHAG Signals Troop (Canadian).

Here are some photos from Soest Signals Troop (Canadian) from my late father's photo collection. The first image is a unit photo of the Soest Signals Sqn. My father is in the fourth rank, sixth from the right. He is also in the forefront to the last image during a kit inspection.

The soldier in the rear rank, second from the right, is Wayne Marshall, who eventually became my SSM with the 1st Canadian Signals Regiment (1 CSR). More to follow, as I get the photos prepped.

Rick,

What great photographs, especially to an Army nut like me. The group photo looks like it was taken pre-1958 as the Other Ranks are wearing berets rather than forage caps. The Signal Squadron, as you are more than likely aware, was located at Fort Henry. (Right across the road from the detention barracks.) Do you have any background to the barrack photos, like where and when?

Can't wait to see what else you have.

Cheers,
Dan.

PS: Not meant to be a criticism, but if you have a printer/scanner, scanning would you a much better reproduction than photographing them.
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