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1971/09/24 – 1971/10/02 – EXERCISE „FOREFRONT VI“

© Arnd Wöbbeking & Dewezet

Forefront VI – a giant – exercise in October 1971! Planned were nearly 12,000 soldiers of the British, German and Danish army! Ultimately, it was then 20,000! Especially here in the district of Hamelin-Pyrmont raged the maneuver through the woods and fields! Also the newly, in Hameln founded 28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment, took part. It was probably one of the first major maneuvers for this regiment!

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Forefront VI – ein Riesen – Manöver im Oktober 1971! Geplant waren knapp 12000 Soldaten der britischen, deutschen und dänischen Armee! Am Ende waren es dann aber doch 20000! Speziell hier im Landkreis Hameln-Pyrmont tobte das Manöver durch die Wälder und Felder! Auch das in Hameln gerade neu gegründete 28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment nahm daran teil. Es wird wohl eines der ersten großen Manöver für dieses Regiment gewesen sein!

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Some characteristics:

24.09.1971 - 02.10.1971 Forefront VI 
Übungsbeginn / Start Ex:24.09.1971
Übungsende / Endex: 02.10.1971
Übungsart / Type of Ex:FTX
Nationen / Nations:UK, DK, BRD
Einheiten / Units:6th (UK) Armoured Brigade
28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment Hameln
2 Kompanien der dänischen Armee
Panzerregiment 100 der Bundeswehr
Übungsleitung /
Exercise management:
Generalmajor Frazer, Brigadegeneral Roberts
Soldaten / Soldiers :12000 (geplant) am Ende waren es 20000
Radfahrzeuge / Wheeled Vehicles:2500
Kettenfahrzeuge / Tracked Vehicles:715 leichte Kettenfahrzeuge
285 schwere Kettenfahrzeuge
Übungsraum / Training Area:Landkreise Hameln-Pyrmont, Holzminden, Hildesheim,
Hannover, Springe
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Main Training Area:
Polle, Heinsen, Forst, Stadtoldendorf, Sennelager,
Eschershausen, Oldendorf, Coppenbrügge, Pispernde,
Harderode, Börry, Emmerthal, Ohr,
Stadthagen, Ronnenberg,
Brückenschläge /
River Crossings:
Die Weser bei Polle
Die Weser bei Ohr
Besonderheiten / Features:Abschluss dieses Manövers bildete eine Parade mit über
500 britischen, dänischen und deutschen Kettenfahrzeugen
auf dem Truppenübungsplatz Sennelager!
Die Parade wurde vom Befehlshaber der Northern Army Group
General Sir Peter Hunt abgenommen!
Eines der ersten großen Manöver des in Hameln erst im
April geformten 28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment.
Additional information? Photos?Please mail me: armaniwoe (at) online.de
Collected by:Arnd Woebbeking

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1971/04/07 – 28 AMPHIBIOUS ENGINEER REGIMENT – Formation-Parade-Booklet

Einen weiteren Schatz habe ich von Peter Bailey hier erhalten! Es ist die Kopie des Programms zur Gründungsparade des 28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment in den Bindon Barracks Hameln!

Mittwoch, 07 Apr 1971

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Another treasure I received from Peter Bailey! It is a copy of the program of the establishing parade of the 28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment at Bindon Barracks, Hameln!

Wednesday, April 7, 1971

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1971-73 – 73 Amph Engr Sqn-7Tp – Memories of Peter Bailey

© Arnd Wöbbeking / all Photos send in by Peter Bailey

Memories of Peter Bailey

73 Amphibious Engineer Squadron – 7 Troop

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Peter Bailey war zwischen 1971 – 1973 in Hameln!

Peter Bailey was in Hameln between 1971 to 1973!

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Er war Troop Commander des 7 Troop in der 73 Amphibious Engineer Squadron! 

He was Troop Commander of 7Tp / 73 Amph Engr Sqn

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An diese Namen und Commander erinnert sich noch / some names he remember

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Regimental Headquarter
CO Lt Col John Goodson
2IC Major Mike Nottingham
Adjt Capt Suresh Khanna
QM Maj ‚Chalky‘ White
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23 Amphibious Engineer Squadron
OC Maj Chris LLoyd
2IC Capt Mike Fossey?
1Tp Capt David Saunders
2Tp Lt Mark Norbury
3Tp ?
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OC Maj John Prosser
2IC Capt Alan Bearder
AO Capt Tim Evans
4Tp Capt Peter Mackie
5Tp Lt John Conroy
6Tp ?
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OC Maj Clive Beckett
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2IC Capt Bernard Campbell-Ellen
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AO Capt Ricky Jarrett
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7Tp Lt Peter Bailey
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8Tp Lt Robby Alexander
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9Tp Capt John Taylor

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7tp SSgt and Section Sgts. L to R Clarey, Sugden and Knight

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Peter Bailey, thanks for support!


1971/04/07 – 28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment – RHQ-Troop at Bindon Barracks

© James J McGrane collection

This group photo I got from James McGrane! He is the man in the back row the 5th from right. This photo was taken by a member of 28 at Bindon Barracks in 1971! Very historic photo! Thanks for support!

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1971/04/01 – 26 RCT – 40SQN – B-Troop-Photo

(c) John Henderson / Arnd Wöbbeking

Photo by John Henderson, thanks for support!

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1962 – 1972 – 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 .

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Photos and Documents by Lars DeVries

Soeben habe ich von Lars einen Ausschitt bekommen, der zwei Gesichter zeigt.

Vielleicht kann sich ja jemand an diese beiden erinnern!

Just now, I’ve got a cutout by Lars showing two faces.
Perhaps someone can remember these two!

 

 

1971/04/07 – Formation Day 28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment – First Day Cover

07.04.1971 - Formation Day 28 Amph Engr Regt - First Day Cover

7 April 1971

Formation Day 7 April 1971 28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment

First Day Cover

Stamps: 2ᵖ Machin definitive, green.

Special Handstamp: Formation 28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment BFPS 1143, Sketch

of Hameln Town with the Pied Piper in the centre

Thanks for information to Darrell Drury from http://www.refdc.co.uk/

 

 

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Diese Bilder habe ich von meinem Freund Lars de Vries erhalten!

Vielen Dank dafür!

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