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1963 – Ravelin Bridge Camp by John Donaldson 29 Fld Sqn

© Arnd Wöbbeking & John Donaldson

John Donaldson, L / Cpl was stationed here in Hameln from 1962-1967. He was with 29 Field Squadron which has been part of the 35 Engineer Regiment. Like so many, the Sappers of this squadron have learned to build and practice bridges. This photo series shows the construction of a Heavy Girder Bridge on the grounds above the Reimerdeskamp, the so-called Ravelin Camp! John always sent the photos to his mother, who carefully looked after them and sorted them to an album. Many thanks to you John and your mother, because the photos are now historical time documents for my website and also for the town of Hameln.

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John Donaldson, L/Cpl war hier in Hameln von 1962-1967 stationiert. Er war bei der 29 Field Squadron die ein Teil des 35 Engineer Regiments gewesen ist. Wie so viele haben die Sapper dieser Squadron das Brücken bauen gelernt und geübt. So auch John. Diese Bilderserie hier zeigt das bauen einer Heavy Girder Bridge auf dem Gelände oberhalb des Reimerdeskamp, dem sogenannten Ravelin Camp! John sendete die Photos immer zu seiner Mutter die sie sorgsam hütete und einsortierte. Vielen Dank an Dich John und Deine Mutter, denn es sind inzwischen historische Zeitdokumente für meine Webseite und auch für die Stadt Hameln.

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1963 Goldbeck versank…..

(c) Arnd Wöbbeking & DEWEZET

Der Winter 1962 / 63 muss sehr streng gewesen sein! Einige Dörfer auf den höher liegenden Bereichen waren eingeschneit! In Goldbeck war die Situation so schwer das nichts mehr half! Zum Glück aber hatte Hameln ja seine britischen Pioniere die wieder einmal zur Stelle waren um zu helfen! Da bleibt doch nur zu sagen: Danke das sie hier waren! Vielleicht erinnert sich ja noch einer daran, welche Squadron damals geholfen hat?

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The winter 1962 / 63 must be very strong! Some villages here in the district of Hameln were completely snowed. In Goldbeck, the situation was so difficult that nothing helped! Fortunately, Hameln had indeed his British Engineers on the spot were once again to help! Since it can only say: Thank you were here! Maybe someone remember this winter and tell me which Squadron helped here! Or, maybe someone can even remember the name of the soldier, whose hands were frozen.

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DEWEZET REPORTS on 08.01.1963

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DEWEZET REPORTS on 31.01.1963

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(Quelle Zeitungsartikel:  Mit freundl. Genehmigung © www.dewezet.de )

408 Bridge Troop (RE) – Memories of Roger Makin

© Roger Makin

I was a crane Op but I was also a plant (construction equipment) Mechanic. I did my fist crane operating course at 408 in November 1962 when I was with 65 SQN based in Osnabrück. I came to Hameln in March 63 for the bridge season and was attached to 408 until about June, when a troop from 65 move into the Ravelin camp. It was  while we were there that an accident took place at Wouldham Hard, SPR Ginger Maclean fell off a bulldozer and was run over by it. I was there until the end of August when i went on detachment to Op Crown in Thailand. Returned to Osnabruck in September 64 and moved to Hameln with 65 CFPS that year. Went to ADEN in April 65 for 2 years and was posted to 408 in July 67 and stayed with them until I was promoted to Cpl in November 70 and carried my  bed across the barracks to 28 Amph workshops. I was with them in Bindon until Feb72 . That was my last posting in BAOR. I left the army in Dec 77 when i was made redundant .

23 Amph Engr Sqn – Memories of Joe Whiston

© Joe Whiston

Vor einiger Zeit erreichten mich diese sagenhaften Bilder aus einer längst vergessenen Zeit. Joe Whiston, der vom May 1962 – April 1964 bei der 23 Amphibious Engineer Squadron gewesen ist! Ein Mann der ersten Stunde, denn die Amphibien Fahrzeuge waren zuerst in Osnabrück stationiert und kamen erst 1963 nach Hameln! Diese Fotos schliessen auch wieder ein Lücke auf meiner Webseite. Von den Gillious Fähren gibt es leider nicht allzu viele Fotos! Darum vielen Dank Joe!

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Some time ago, these amazing pictures from a long forgotten time were sent in by Joe Whiston. Joe, who has been from May 1962 to April 1964 at the 23 Amphibious Engineer Squadron! A man of the first hour, because the amphibious vehicles were first stationed in Osnabrück and came to Hameln in 1963! These photos also close a gap on my website. Unfortunately there are not many photos of the Gillious ferries! So thank you Joe!

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1963 – Spr Ginger Mclean – ✝

Information from Roger Makin

In Memoriam

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ImJuni 1963 starb Sapper Ginger Maclean im Wouldham Camp an der Weser!
Er fiel bei Übungsarbeiten von seinem Bulldozer und wurde anschließend von seinem Fahrzeug überrollt!

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Spr Ginger Maclean died at Wouldham Camp in June 1963!

He fell of a Bulldozer and was run over it!

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lestweforget

Lest we forget


30.04.1962 – 30.06.1966 C Taylor ISO – Verbindungsoffizier – SLO

© Arnd Wöbbeking

Liste aller Verbindungsoffiziere / List of all SLO’s:

01.03.1949 - 01.04.1956OBERST BANKART - Residenzoffizier
01.04.1956 - 31.07.1959J VAUGHAN
01.08.1959 - 30.04.1962PJ MARTINSON
01.05.1962 - 30.06.1966C TAYLOR ISO
11.07.1966 - 25.10.1970LJ ROBERTS
26.10.1970 - 25.03.1974SR CROSS
26.03.1974 - 29.04.1988JWW AUGAR ERD
30.04.1988 - 25.03.1994MJ GUDGIN
26.03.1994 - 30.09.1998AH TYSON-CARTER
01.10.1998 - 01.03.2001AJ CLARK
LLO NIEDERSACHSEN / SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN / SLO HAMELN
12.03.2001 - 30.09.2002AP DOMEISEN MBE
SLO PADERBORN GARRISON / HAMELN OFFICE
01.10.2002 - 31.12.2014IR GRANT

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