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1972 Exercise Swordfish – Newspaper Cuts by HNA

© Hessisch Allgemeine Zeitung

A few weeks ago, I got some very great photos by Bill Crone. You will find out here: Swordfish by Bill Crone.  Bill wasn’t sure about the name of the exercise, but now I’m sure it was the Exercise Swordfish in 1972. I found some newspaper cuts of the HNA with some photos. On the 1st photo you see the same place with the same markings (white lines) on the banks. Must be the same! Swordfish was an exercise together with troops from Denmark and German Army. The Ex was held from 6th until 20th October 1972 by the 12th (UK) mech.Brigade. A special „SECRET WEAPON“ brought in by a Danish Colonel. Inside of a violin case he carried a  bottle of port, a bottle of whiskey, dice, knob, card game and a few beakers. 

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(Quelle Zeitungsartikel:  Mit freundl. Genehmigung © Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine)

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…and here is a map, with the named locations:

1972 Memories of Bill Crone – 64 Amph Engr Sqn on Exercise Swordfish

© Bill Crone

As promised, here are a really stunning photo series of Bill Crone!

All scannend and restored. The photos showing the Exercise Swordfish in 1972.

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Memories of Bill Crone;

The 1st photo was taken in the town of Bodenwerder on the move to the crossing places!

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Nuclear Power Plant Würgassen

Nuclear Power Plant Würgassen

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Camouflage

Somewhere in the woods….

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in the woods

Somewhere in the woods….

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Meinbrexen, close to Beverungen.

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Meinbrexen, close to Beverungen.

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Meinbrexen, close to Beverungen.

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Meinbrexen, close to Beverungen

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Meinbrexen, close to Beverungen

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Meinbrexen, close to Beverungen

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Meinbrexen, close to Beverungen

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Meinbrexen, close to Beverungen

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Meinbrexen, close to Beverungen

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Meinbrexen, close to Beverungen

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Meinbrexen, close to Beverungen

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing unknown place

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing unknown place

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing unknown place

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing unknown place

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing unknown place

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Ferrypoint Oedelsheim

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Ferrypoint Oedelsheim

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Ferrypoint Oedelsheim

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Ferrypoint Oedelsheim

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Ferrypoint Oedelsheim

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Ferrypoint Oedelsheim

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Ferrypoint Oedelsheim

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Ferrypoint Oedelsheim

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Ferrypoint Oedelsheim

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Ferrypoint Oedelsheim

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Ferrypoint Oedelsheim

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Ferrypoint Oedelsheim

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Ferrypoint Oedelsheim

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Ferrypoint Oedelsheim

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Memories of Bill Crone;

somewhere in the woods, possible Beverungen Area

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Memories of Bill Crone;

on the move, along the Weser on B83

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Memories of Bill Crone;

on the move, along the Weser on B83, this one here in the middle of the town of Beverungen

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Memories of Bill Crone;

on the move, along the Weser on B83

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Memories of Bill Crone;

on the move, along the Weser on B83

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Memories of Bill Crone;

somewhere in the woods

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Memories of Bill Crone;

on the move, along the Weser on B83

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Memories of Bill Crone;

on the move, along the Weser on B83

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Memories of Bill Crone;

on the move, along the Weser on B83

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Memories of Bill Crone;

on the move, along the Weser on B83

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…and here is a map, with the named locations:

 

1972-75 Memories of Bill Crone – 64AmphEngrSqn – Bindon Barracks

© Bill Crone

These days a photo album from UK arrived at my home. It was the album full packed with memories of Bill Crone. He was based here in Hamelin between 1972 and 1975. I have scanned and restored the photos and he allowed me to add them here to the webpage! I’m very proud to have them here I think they are very unique. The 1st part show some photos of comrades and in- and outside Bindon Barracks. Thank you very much Bill!

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Memories of Bill Crone;

Memories of Bill Crone;

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Memories of Bill Crone;

Memories of Bill Crone;

Memories of Bill Crone;

Memories of Bill Crone;

Memories of Bill Crone;

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