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 British Barracks to Canadian Forts and back again.

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Paul
Maj Gen
Maj Gen


Number of posts : 817
Age : 68
Localisation : Limavady, N.I.
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E.
Places Served : Arborfield (Basic training), S.E.M.E. Bordon (Trade training), Barnard Castle, Hemer, Belfast (Emergency Tour), Londonderry, Munster, Brunei, Hong Kong
Registration date : 2008-04-06

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PostSubject: Re: British Barracks to Canadian Forts and back again.   British Barracks to Canadian Forts and back again. - Page 2 Icon_minitime11/2/2009, 14:37

If you take a look here:-

https://bfg-locations.editboard.com/hemer-f100/peninsula-barracks-2005-t167.htm

This was taken in 2005.

Paul.
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graham wright
WOI
WOI


Number of posts : 114
Age : 65
Localisation : liverpool
Cap Badge : naafi and efi/raoc
Places Served : baor, sardinia, saudi, benbecula and colly
Registration date : 2009-02-08

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is the old snellimbiss still there?wish i han a pound for every brattie mit senf i had after a skinfull of pils.steve,were you there on the patch when we had bomb disposal flown in by helicopter?turned out it was a sports bag full of manky sports kit.the guy turned up next day looking for his bag.promised him i would keep stum.graham.
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Paul
Maj Gen
Maj Gen


Number of posts : 817
Age : 68
Localisation : Limavady, N.I.
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E.
Places Served : Arborfield (Basic training), S.E.M.E. Bordon (Trade training), Barnard Castle, Hemer, Belfast (Emergency Tour), Londonderry, Munster, Brunei, Hong Kong
Registration date : 2008-04-06

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graham wright wrote:
is the old snellimbiss still there?wish i han a pound for every brattie mit senf i had after a skinfull of pils.steve,were you there on the patch when we had bomb disposal flown in by helicopter?turned out it was a sports bag full of manky sports kit.the guy turned up next day looking for his bag.promised him i would keep stum.graham.

Graham,

Long gone when I was there in '05. Missed it myself, would have killed for a "Currywurst mit pomme frite bitte" when I visited. Or even a "bratwurst mit senf bitte".

Paul.
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Paul wrote:
graham wright wrote:
is the old snellimbiss still there?wish i han a pound for every brattie mit senf i had after a skinfull of pils.steve,were you there on the patch when we had bomb disposal flown in by helicopter?turned out it was a sports bag full of manky sports kit.the guy turned up next day looking for his bag.promised him i would keep stum.graham.

Graham,

Long gone when I was there in '05. Missed it myself, would have killed for a "Currywurst mit pomme frite bitte" when I visited. Or even a "bratwurst mit senf bitte".

Paul.

Hi Graham and Paul
Cannot remember the bomb scare but in 1978 remember the NI training in the area against the wishes of the local population.
The brattie stalls are now few and far between but plenty of donar kebab places...however know where to find a decent brattie in the area. Took a mate to Onasbrück who had not been there since the 60s and we could not find a brattie stall anywhere...times have changed.
Cheers
Steve Razz
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Windsor Boy
Sgt
Sgt


Number of posts : 33
Localisation : UK
Cap Badge : RE Padsbrat
Places Served : Hohne, Sennelager, Iserlohn, Osnabrück, Hamm and Cyprus
Registration date : 2007-09-17

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Steve wrote:
There must have been 'issues' when the Brits took over former Canadians Forts in 1970 have received the following from a former member of 26 Engr Regt who served in Corunna Barracks Iserlohn mid 70s

"I heard that the Brits refused to pay for the additions/improvements that the Canadians had made to the barracks post-war (the Brits thought they would get them for free) so the Canadians stripped the place (even the light bulbs) and undid as many of their improvements as possible (eg they filled in the swimming pool which became the hard standing outside 2 Armd Sqn’s block) the Canadians also left a pile of ordnance in the ammo bunkers and we were still finding old ammunition around these in my time"

Turns out the Brits were there first 1948 to 1957 and the swimming pool was there before the Canadians arrived at Epsom Barracks renaming it Fort Beausejour have found a photo from the 50s on the internet which clearly should British Hussars sat by the swimming pool in Epsom Barracks

Cheers
Steve

I was a kid at the time but I do recall when 26 ENGR REGT moved from Sennelager to Corunna Barracks Iserlohn. We were moved to Sümmern Village MQ's and I clearly recall my mum being unimpressed with the state of our Flat after she had left our old one spotless (Housing Kommandant approved). But there was a general disappointment with the condition of the way everything had been left, so it wasn't just us.
I think the furniture was particularily bad and we were very soon kitted out with brand-spanking new G-Plan kit. Sheer luxury! Laughing
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Stephen Lock
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
Stephen Lock

Number of posts : 937
Age : 66
Localisation : Calgary
Cap Badge : Pads Brat
Places Served : Father -- Canadian Army. Served Hemer, Soest, and Wetter
Registration date : 2007-12-28

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graham wright wrote:
i was working in hemer naafi from 1973 to 1980 ,i was told there used to be an ice rink at one of the barracks and that it was used as a storeroom for that lovely g-plan furniture.

I was there in 71-72 so probably didn't know you, but I'm guessing we knew people in common. One of my mates was a young fellow named Noel (forget his last name, off-hand). Also the President of the youth club and his mate Sean (?), both skinhead lads, but nice. Dorothy Ivory also worked at the NAAFI in Hemer around the time you were there. She and her family 'adopted' me a year or so later up in Soest.
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Stephen Lock
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
Stephen Lock

Number of posts : 937
Age : 66
Localisation : Calgary
Cap Badge : Pads Brat
Places Served : Father -- Canadian Army. Served Hemer, Soest, and Wetter
Registration date : 2007-12-28

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Steve wrote:
graham wright wrote:
paul,thanks a lot for the link.the memories came flooding back.hemer,soest and iserlohn what grat times i had there,nice to show the mrs where i lived and worked.the old places look so different now.graham.
Hi Graham
I lived in Hemer in your time 77-78 on the patch it looks very much the same today and will take a photo of the families NAAFI next time I pass as have lived in Iserlohn since Dec 2001
Cheers with a glass of Iserlohn Pilsner
Steve

I definitely miss Iserlohner Pilsner, although I have come across it, believe it or not, in speciality liquor stores here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada! Many Canadian teens "lived" on Iserlohner Pilsner Smile and there isn't a Canadian family who was stationed there who doesn't have a beer glass/mug/ashtray or two in their collection!

Where in Iserlohn do you live, Steve? Or have I asked that of you previously? I might have, actually Embarassed We lived at Am Tyrol 7, just below the swimming pool and the old Brigadier's Mansion (derelict by then, sad to say and now gone, replaced, I believe, by apartments).
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graham wright
WOI
WOI


Number of posts : 114
Age : 65
Localisation : liverpool
Cap Badge : naafi and efi/raoc
Places Served : baor, sardinia, saudi, benbecula and colly
Registration date : 2009-02-08

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sorry stephen names dont ring a bell,i arrived in hemer 17/12/73.the regiments that were there then were 2 field ra,1 royal irish and 26 eng regt at curunna bks up the road on the way to iserlohn.i also lived in holbein strasse in iserlohn for a short time.broke my last iserlohner pils glass about 5 years ago.graham.
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Stephen Lock
Maj Gen
Maj Gen
Stephen Lock

Number of posts : 937
Age : 66
Localisation : Calgary
Cap Badge : Pads Brat
Places Served : Father -- Canadian Army. Served Hemer, Soest, and Wetter
Registration date : 2007-12-28

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Well, it was some time ago...as I think about it, I believe Noel's surname was O'Connell or maybe O'Connor, 1 Royal Irish.

I remember Holbein Strasse. Am Tyrol wasn't terribly far from that.

Am Tyrol was on the north hill, off Garten Strasse.

Shame about your Iserlohner Pils glass, though. As I recall, many of them were rather thin and fragile.
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