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 Address of BMH Rinteln

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keith ferris
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Age : 92
Localisation : National Service, " GDMO, with experience in ENT", mid- Aug.1956-Sept 1958 BAOR
Cap Badge : RAMC
Places Served : BMH Rinteln, BMH Hannover, Goslar (Beds and Herts, locum,MO)RA Light anti-aircrat unit Todendorf, Holstein, locum MO, 13/18th Hussars, Neumunster, locum MO, Wilhelmshaven School, temporary MO, , 26 FE and 125 Coy RASC, Hameln, BMH Hannover, ENT sub-junior specialist
Registration date : 2009-09-13

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PostSubject: Address of BMH Rinteln   Address of BMH Rinteln Icon_minitime15/9/2009, 12:55

Waldkaterallee has been wrongly translated. Kater is the German slang for a hangover. However a correct translation of Wald kater would be Woodland Cat or Wild Cat. It is just possible that the Germans were trying a play on words. The Allee (Avenue) was named after the Waldkater Bierhaus to which it led, a few hundred yards into the woods at the foot of the Klippenturm.
Keith Ferris, RAMC, on and off at BMH Rinteln, Oct 1956- Sept 1958, GDMO and ENT
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Localisation : Calgary
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Places Served : Father -- Canadian Army. Served Hemer, Soest, and Wetter
Registration date : 2007-12-28

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PostSubject: Re: Address of BMH Rinteln   Address of BMH Rinteln Icon_minitime15/9/2009, 22:19

German location words frequently play on puns...and they say Germans have no sense of humour! LOL

I can't think of any examples off hand, but this one certainly qualifies.

To me it is clearly punning on "Woodland Cat" and the kater for hangover since the allee led to a gasthof. No doubt the cause of more than a few hangovers...to say nothing of the next mornings sensation of having probably swallowed a woodland cat whose fur is now stuck to one's tongue and the creature still clawing and spitting inside one's gut. :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Address of BMH Rinteln   Address of BMH Rinteln Icon_minitime16/9/2009, 10:00

EVERSWINKEL- near Warendorf.

I was told it meant PIGS CORNER,which may have been a reference to the inhabitants or to its location in the countryside pig
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Number of posts : 2
Age : 92
Localisation : National Service, " GDMO, with experience in ENT", mid- Aug.1956-Sept 1958 BAOR
Cap Badge : RAMC
Places Served : BMH Rinteln, BMH Hannover, Goslar (Beds and Herts, locum,MO)RA Light anti-aircrat unit Todendorf, Holstein, locum MO, 13/18th Hussars, Neumunster, locum MO, Wilhelmshaven School, temporary MO, , 26 FE and 125 Coy RASC, Hameln, BMH Hannover, ENT sub-junior specialist
Registration date : 2009-09-13

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PostSubject: Re: Address of BMH Rinteln   Address of BMH Rinteln Icon_minitime30/11/2009, 10:53

BMH Rinteln.....I recently visited the near-derelict site. Flags still fly over the "Reception" entrance. The main building houses some German psycho-geriatric patients (or similar).
The area round the Officers' Mess is a dump for waste.
Local residents assure me that the Waldkateralleee was there long before there was a "Waldkater" Bierstube. This has become a hotel "Complex" with its own micro-brewery.
In my time, the hospital was surrounded by fields and had an orchard almost opposite (Pomona Apple-juice). The whole area is now built-over. Greetings! KPF
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