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PostSubject: Deilinghofen before Canadians   Deilinghofen before Canadians Icon_minitime11/2/2009, 13:40

From a 1945 British map of the Iserlohn area the site of the Canadian Forts in Deilinghofen is marked 'Landing Ground' and thanks to some local knowledge the German barracks down the hill towards Hemer called Blücher Kaserne was still being built at the end of the war the Belgium Army used the place until the reformed German Army took it over in the 50s until just last year
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PostSubject: Re: Deilinghofen before Canadians   Deilinghofen before Canadians Icon_minitime3/3/2009, 18:21

Steve wrote:
From a 1945 British map of the Iserlohn area the site of the Canadian Forts in Deilinghofen is marked 'Landing Ground' and thanks to some local knowledge the German barracks down the hill towards Hemer called Blücher Kaserne was still being built at the end of the war the Belgium Army used the place until the reformed German Army took it over in the 50s until just last year
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Hmmm...this is a tad confusing.

Deilinghofen was on the east side of Hemer, just as one turned off from the Hoennetal heading west.

So Hoennetal, Deilinghofen, Westig/Stephanopel, Hemer, Iserlohn, Letmathe.

The Bluecher Kaserne was in Iserlohn, yes, but quite a ways from Deilinghofen...way over on the other side of Hemer, enroute between Hemer and Iserlohn. I do recall it was a WWII (?) era Panzer Kaserne and that it was occupied by the Belgians for a bit then became...hmmm, fort Beausejour? Or was it Fort Qu'Appelle? Under the Canadians, then back to the Brits in '72 and from them to the Bundeswehr, I believe.

Now, somewhere in there -- possibly after the Belgians but before the Canadians, it was once again German military (i.e. circa 1950's) but certainly by 1955 or so it was Canadian.
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PostSubject: Re: Deilinghofen before Canadians   Deilinghofen before Canadians Icon_minitime3/3/2009, 21:34

Hi Stephen
Have a look at the link from the bottom of the Iserlohn page on the area map circa 1945 Blücher Barracks is shown but unmarked in Hemer to the west of the area that became the Delinghofen Forts...have updated the map so 'Landing Ground' no longer shown
In Iserlohn on the road in for Hemer Epsom Barracks was later Fort Beausejour and when 26 Engr Regt moved in 1970 naming it Corunna Barracks and Mons Barracks was later Fort Qu'Appelle then in 1970 back to Winkelman Kaserne when the German Army took over
Hope this helps have sent the updates they were posted 14 Feb 09 under Iserlohn
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PostSubject: Re: Deilinghofen before Canadians   Deilinghofen before Canadians Icon_minitime4/3/2009, 17:58

When I was back in 2007 I was made to understand there was just a holding party of a few soldiers in the Kaserne in Hemer. It definitely had that deserted look about it. I'll have to contact my old buddy in Deilinghofen ( Cdn soldier who stayed ) and see what use they are going to put it to.
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PostSubject: Re: Deilinghofen before Canadians   Deilinghofen before Canadians Icon_minitime4/3/2009, 19:07

Steve wrote:
Hi Stephen
Have a look at the link from the bottom of the Iserlohn page on the area map circa 1945 Blücher Barracks is shown but unmarked in Hemer to the west of the area that became the Delinghofen Forts...have updated the map so 'Landing Ground' no longer shown
In Iserlohn on the road in for Hemer Epsom Barracks was later Fort Beausejour and when 26 Engr Regt moved in 1970 naming it Corunna Barracks and Mons Barracks was later Fort Qu'Appelle then in 1970 back to Winkelman Kaserne when the German Army took over
Hope this helps have sent the updates they were posted 14 Feb 09 under Iserlohn

I will have to go take a look as scanning my own mental map is coming up empty....in my memory once one passed through Deilinghofen, enroute to the Menden turn-off down in the Hoennetal, the Prince Of Wales and Fort MacLeod were on one's left (north), with the village of Apricke a spit and a jump beyond them to the northeast. Beyond that, heading east still, there was nothing but farmer's fields except for the entrance to the schloss one could see perched high above the Hoennetal (the name of which I forget offhand....Klugenstein, something like that). It was a manor house belonging to some baron or somesuch dating back to the 12th Century. That would be on the south side. Over on the north side was a large gasthaus I talk about in another thread ("Down In The Valley"). I don't recall any further military buildings at all, but as I say will check out the link.
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