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PostSubject: Charles Bks Brunswick 55-58 misplaced under Tofrek Bks    Charles Bks Brunswick 55-58 misplaced under Tofrek Bks  Icon_minitime5/1/2020, 00:06

Reading through Locations Hildesheim Tofrek Bks, I see the top 3 Barrack photos are in fact part of Charles Barracks Brunswick with 4 storey blocks. The caption, however , written by Ron Bargh about the east surrey regiment is correct and should refer solely to regimental station Brunswick. Tofrek Bks was an airfield with no highrise blocks, only the control tower had 4 storeys. Elsewhere somebody from Birgelen wrote that Brunswick had no major units, this is not correct. The east surreys were in Charles Bks till 58, thereafter i think the Bundeswehr moved in. Yorkshire Bks Brunswick was too small to take larger units, but housed a British primary school adjacent to a NAAFI families shop. Was there 56-57 before moving on to school at6 KAS plön.
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PostSubject: Re: Charles Bks Brunswick 55-58 misplaced under Tofrek Bks    Charles Bks Brunswick 55-58 misplaced under Tofrek Bks  Icon_minitime5/1/2020, 17:15

Welcome Robert and thanks for this important post, unable to make changes while the main website is being rebuilt by the owner.

From my research for the Braunschweig area post VE Day 8 May 45 to 1 Mar 49:

29 May 45 – HQ 5th Army Group RA – Braunschweig-Zuckerberg – to 6 Jul 45
19 Jun 45 – Braunschweig area was used to harbour British Troops Berlin – to 4 Jul 45
10 Jul 45 – HQ 5th Infantry Division moved into Luftlotte Kaserne later Yorkshire Barracks, Grünwaldstraße, Stadtkreis Braunschweig

15 Jan 48 – Divisional Headquarters none operational with responsibilities to Hannover District

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10 Jul 45 – 1st Battalion (Hallamshire) York and Lancaster Regiment – to 5 Jun 46

5 Jun 46 – 2nd Battalion Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment – Pontefract and Wiltshire Barracks – to 24 Mar 47

1 Dec 46 – 1st Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment – Charles Barracks – to 24 Mar 47

31 Mar 47 – HQ Royal Engineers 5 Infantry Division – Charles Barracks – to 15 Feb 48

22 Jan 48 – 1st Infantry Battalion Norwegian Army – assume Charles Barracks – to 25 Sep 48

22 Sep 48 – 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment – recorded Yorkshire but believe Charles Barracks

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