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1973 – FLOATATION EXERCISE at OHR PARK – 12 (Nova) Scotia Field Squadron – Memories by Cliff Russel

© Arnd Wöbbeking © Photos by Cliff Russel

The 12 (Nova Scotia) Field Squadron, was based in Hameln between 1992 and 1999 and attached to the 28 Amphibious Engineer and later to the 28 Engineer Regiment. But it was not the first time this Squadron had been around, because this Squadron also participated in various exercises. Thus also 1973 during one of the large autumn exercises. The squadron was stationed in Osnabrück at that time, but during the maneuver it came close to Ohr Training Area and had to wade through the Weser with their FV432. Cliff Russel, who served at this Squadron from the 19th July 1970 to February 1974, gave me his pictures of this exercise. Thank you Cliff.

Die 12 (Nova Scotia) Field Squadron, war in den Jahren 1992 – 1999 in Hameln stationiert und gehörte mit zum 28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment bzw. später dann zum 28 Engineer Regiment. Aber es war nicht das erste Mal das diese Squadron hier in der Umgebung gewesen ist, denn auch diese Squadron hat an diversen Manövern teilgenommen. So auch 1973 währrend eines der großen Herbstmanöver. Die Squadron war seinerzeit in Osnabrück stationiert kam aber währrend des Manöver in die Nähe von Ohr und musste dort mit Ihren FV432 durch die Weser waten. Cliff Russel der vom 19th July 1970 bis Februar 1974 bei dieser Squadron gedient hat, stellte mir seine Bilder dieser Übung zur Verfügung. Vielen Dank Cliff.

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The crew of 11A

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FV432 in the woods

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Sunday Kit clean

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Swimming and flowting at Ohr Park Training Area

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Leopard 1 of the West German Army

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1972-75 – BINDON BARRACKS – 64AmphEngrSqn – Memories of Bill Crone

© 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;

Memories of Bill Crone;

Memories of Bill Crone;

Memories of Bill Crone;

Memories of Bill Crone;

Memories of Bill Crone;

Memories of Bill Crone;

Memories of Bill Crone;

Memories of Bill Crone;

Memories of Bill Crone;

Memories of Bill Crone;

Memories of Bill Crone;

Memories of Bill Crone;

Memories of Bill Crone;

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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64 Amphibiuos Engineer Squadron
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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73 Amphibious Engineer Squadron
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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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73 Amphibious Engineer Squadron

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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!


1973/05/23 – EXERCISE „MAKEFAST XXI“ – First Day Cover

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RE Special Cover: 23 May 1973

Exercise Makefast XXI

Commemorative Cover

Stamps: 3ᵖ Machin definitive, ultramarine.

Special Handstamp: Exercise Makefast XXI, Hameln, BFPS 1360, silhouette representing the German town of

Hameln in the centre.

Back of Envelope showing the Emblem of Hameln.

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

 

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