Kategorienarchiv: 28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment

1979 / 03 / 26 – 1979 / 04 / 07 – EXERCISE / OEFENING „RHINO EM“

© Henk Mulder

March / April 1979 – 9800 men of the 1st (NL) Corps practiced under the name „RHINO EM“ in Germany. Specially also in the district of Hameln-Pyrmont. And how could it be any different, the Amphibious Engineers of Hameln were also involved. They ferried the troops from Netherland save over the river at Ohr! Henk Mulder from the Netherlands was in the 1st (NL) Corps at that time and he sent in the following photos! Thanks a lot for this!

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März / April 1979 – 9800 Mann des 1.Niederländischen Korps übten unter dem Namen „RHINO EM“ in Deutschland. U.a. war seinerzeit auch der Landkreis Hameln-Pyrmont mit involviert. Und wie soll es auch anders sein, auch die Amphibious Engineers aus Hameln waren mit dabei. Sie setzen die niederländischen Truppen sicher im Fährbetrieb am Übergang Ohr über die Weser. Henk Mulder aus den Niederlanden war beim 1.(NL) Korps und sendete mir die folgenden Fotos! Vielen Dank dafür! 

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1972/10/06 – 1972/10/20 – EXERCISE „SWORDFISH“ with 64 AMPHIBIOUS ENGINEER SQAUDRON

© Soldier Magazin - Text by Mike Starke - Photos by Martin Adam

A blast from the past…… Exercise Swordfish took part in 1972 around Hameln, Holzminden, Hannoversch Münden! Found the issue of Soldier Magazin in my archive. Leading unit was the 12th Mechanized Brigade! But read the great article of the Soldier Magazine about the Royal Amphibious Engineers of Hameln!

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© Soldier Magazin – Text by Mike Starke – Photos by Martin Adam

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
Ballungsraum /
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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1972/10/06 – 1972/10/20 – 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:

1972/10/06 – 1972/10/20 – EXERCISE „SWORDFISH“ – 64 Amph Engr Sqn – Memories of Bill Crone

© 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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River Crossing at Meinbrexen, close to Beverungen

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River Crossing at Meinbrexen, close to Beverungen

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River Crossing at Meinbrexen, close to Beverungen

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River Crossing at Meinbrexen, close to Beverungen

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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;

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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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River Crossing at Ferrypoint Oedelsheim

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River Crossing at Ferrypoint Oedelsheim

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Memories of Bill Crone;

River Crossing at Ferrypoint Oedelsheim

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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 – 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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1991 – EXERCISE IN BERLIN – 71 Amph Engr Sp Sqn

© Berlin Bulletin - Privat Collection of Jörg Zindler, Berlin-Spandau

Some weeks ago I got of the private archive of Jörg Zindler, Berlin Spandau the Berlin Bulletin issue 27. The number was published on 12th July 1991 and reported about an exercise in Berlin! If the informations are correct, it was the very first exercise of amphibious troops from hamelin in Berlin. The 71 Amph Engr Sp Sqn took part in this ex! I’m curious to see who still remembered this exercise. Would be great to hear more about!

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Herzlichen Dank an Jörg Zindler, Berlin-Spandau!

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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1971/04/07 – 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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1989 – 1994 – 23 Amphibious Engineer Squadron – Memories of David Ewing Pt.2

Drei weitere Photos von David Ewing! Das erste zeigt ihn selber,

Three more photos by David Ewing! The first one shows himself, 

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das zweite zeigt ein Mannschaftszelt des 23 Amphibious Engineers Regiments aufgenommen bei einem Manöver in Speyer!

the second is a team tent of 23 Amphibious Engineer Regiment taken at Speyer!

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Das letzte Foto ist ein sehr seltenes und wohl auch einzigartig. Es zeigt zwei M3 Prototypen in den Bindon Barracks.

The last photo is a very rare and probably unique. It shows two M3 prototypes in the Bindon Barracks.

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1989 – 1994 – 23 Amphibious Engineer Squadron – Memories of David Ewing Trials at Ohr Park

© David Ewing

Beeindruckende Fotos vom Ohr Park. Zu beachten dabei ist ein Chieftain auf M3 Fähren! Aufgrund eines anderen Photo welches ich von David erhalten habe, gehe ich davon aus das die M3 Fähren, die gerade den Chieftain Kampfpanzer übersetzen, Prototypen sind! David war von 1989 bis 1994 in der 23 Amphibious Squadron! U.a. als Fahrer des Taucher Trupps! Herzlichen Dank für diese Photos!

Impressive photos from the Ohr Park. Be aware, a Chieftain on M3 Rigs! Because of another photo which I have received from David, I am assuming that the M3 ferries that are translating the Chieftain battle tanks, prototypes are! David served from 1989 to 1994 in 23 Amphibious Squadron as a driver of divers troop!
Thank you for these photos, David!

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Memories of Glen Goodfellow

© Glen Goodfellow

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Memories of Glen Goodfellow – Photos

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Some photos fo Glen during his time in Hameln!

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Memories of Glen Goodfellow – Certificates

© Glen Goodfellow

Glen hat mir seine Zertifikate gesendet, die er während seiner Dienstzeit erhalten hat beim 28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment!

Vielen Dank dafür, Glen!

Glen has sent me his certificates, he has received during his service at 28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment!

Thanks for support, Glen!

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RSM’s 28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment

© Arnd Wöbbeking

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Warrant Officer Class 1
(Regimental Sergeant Major)

The most senior soldier rank in the British Army,

typically reached after 18 years of outstanding service.

WO1s are the senior advisors of their unit’s Commanding Officer, with leadership,

discipline and welfare responsibilities of up to 650 officers and soldiers and equipment.

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1970 - 1971WO1 RSMJVHERMAN
1972 - 1973WO1 RSMDRLESWELL
1973 - 1976WO1 RSMRVMORRIS
1976 - 1978WO1 RSMRJLAMPARD
1978 - 1980WO1 RSMJVCLARKBEM
1980 - 1982WO1 RSMLSIINGE
1982 - 1984WO1 RSMJFBATTY
1984 - 1987WO1 RSMEALOWEBEM
1987 - 1989WO1 RSMPGILL
1989 - 1991WO1 RSMNCCOE
1991 - 1992WO1 RSMDQUINNBEM

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