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gtaylorwigan
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gtaylorwigan

Number of posts : 10
Age : 72
Localisation : Wigan
Cap Badge : REME, DLOY
Places Served : Arborfield, Bordon, Lippstadt, Gibraltar, Hong Kong
Registration date : 2008-11-26

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PostSubject: Bielefeld 1947   Bielefeld 1947 Icon_minitime17/2/2009, 16:40

Hi all,

Can you help with a query. When British Forces France closed down in 1947 a friend of mine was posted on detachment from No. 1 Ind Coy Loyal Regt to the MT section at 54 Holding Unit at Bielefeld as a dispatch rider. He can't remember which of the many barracks in Bielefeld it was. Any ideas.

Cheers
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gtaylorwigan
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gtaylorwigan

Number of posts : 10
Age : 72
Localisation : Wigan
Cap Badge : REME, DLOY
Places Served : Arborfield, Bordon, Lippstadt, Gibraltar, Hong Kong
Registration date : 2008-11-26

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PostSubject: Re: Bielefeld 1947   Bielefeld 1947 Icon_minitime17/2/2009, 16:50

I forgot to mention, he said there was a roller skating rink in the attic above the barracks if that is of any help.
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Paul
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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: Bielefeld 1947   Bielefeld 1947 Icon_minitime17/2/2009, 18:23

It sounds very much as though 54 Holding Unit was what us "young pups" would have known as a Transit Camp.

There is a mention of it here:_

http://groups.msn.com/ERICFARRISOFBIDDENDEN/myarmyservice.msnw

I cannot find much else about it at the moment, we need one of our "Bielefeld Experts" on the job. Is it possible that it was Mossbank/Rochdale Barracks?

Paul.
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gtaylorwigan
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gtaylorwigan

Number of posts : 10
Age : 72
Localisation : Wigan
Cap Badge : REME, DLOY
Places Served : Arborfield, Bordon, Lippstadt, Gibraltar, Hong Kong
Registration date : 2008-11-26

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PostSubject: Re: Bielefeld 1947   Bielefeld 1947 Icon_minitime17/2/2009, 19:03

Thanks Paul,

Yes it was we would call a transit camp now. I think the real title was RHU - Reinforcement Holding Unit.

GT
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TonyE
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Age : 88
Localisation : Woodbridge Suffolk
Cap Badge : RASC & RCASC,later CF Logistics Branch
Places Served : Hannover, Bielefeld, Camp Borden, Camp Petawawa, CFB Kingston, Korea, Soest, Cyprus, Lahr.
Registration date : 2009-01-09

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PostSubject: Re: Bielefeld 1947   Bielefeld 1947 Icon_minitime17/2/2009, 23:12

When I was posted to the newly formed 106 Coy RASC Catterick Barracks in 1951 I was told that it had been a Transit Camp.
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