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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:

01-04.12.1996 – Exercise Neptunes Frost – Official handover of the M3 to the 28 Engineer Regiment

© Arnd Wöbbeking © Eckhard Uhde

Vom 01.-04. December 1996 fand in Hameln und Umgebung das Manöver „NEPTUNES FROST“ statt. Ein Manöver was einen Wendepunkt für das Regiment darstellte, denn es wurde offiziell mit neuen amphibischen Fahrzeugen ausgerüstet.  Ein Sauwetter, so sagte mir Eckhard Uhde war es damals, als er mir seine Bilder überreichte. Er war damals dabei um diesen Moment festzuhalten. Dafür danke ich ihm ganz herzlich. Alan Tyson-Carter war damals Verbindungsoffizier hier in Hameln. Mit diesem Bericht habe ich absichtlich bis heut gewartet, denn jetzt wo er veröffentlicht wird, sind die M3 Schnellschwimmbrücken genau 20 Jahre im Dienst bei der britischen Armee. Sie werden weiterhin in Minden vom 23 Amphibious Troop RE verwendet. 16CP01-16CP38 das sind die Kennzeichen der M3 und im Lauf der Woche wird ein weiteres Special erscheinen. 

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From 01.-04. In 1996 Exercise „NEPTUNES FROST“ took place in Hameln and the surrounding area. This Exercise was a turning point for the regiment, as it was officially equipped with new amphibious vehicles. A typical british weather it was, so my friend Eckhard Uhde told me, when he gave me his pictures about this historic event.  I would like to thank him very much. Alan Tyson-Carter was at that time the liaison officer here in Hameln. With this report, I have been waiting deliberately until today, because now that it is published, the M3 Rigs are exactly 20 years in the service of the British Army. They are still used in Minden by 23 Amphibious Troop RE. 16CP01-16CP38 these are the registrations of the M3 and another special report will appear during the week.

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Einige Daten zu NEPTUNES FROST / some Detail about NEPTUNES FROST

Übungsbeginn / Start Ex:01.12.1996
Übungsende / Endex: 04.12.1996
Übungsart / Type of Ex:CPX
Nationen / Nations:UK, GE
Einheiten / Units:28 Engineer Regiment - Hameln
sPiBtl 130 - Minden
Soldiers:125 - 28 Engr Regt
25 - sPioBtl.130
Amphibienfahrzeuge / Rigs:10
(4 German)
(6 British)
Wheeled vehicles:29
Tracked vehicles:27
Helicopter:1 ( Gazelle)
Übungsraum / Training Area:Landkreis Hameln-Pyrmont
TrÜbPl Holtensen
TrÜbPl Upnor
TrÜbPl Pötzen
TrÜbPl Ravelin Camp
TrÜbPl Wouldham Camp
Steinbruch/ Quarry Pötzen

Here is a list where Weser crossing were planned:

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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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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;

River Crossing unknown place

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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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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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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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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;

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1991 – 71 Amph Engr Sp Sqn on Berlin Exercise

© 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!

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

Binden 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 – 28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment at Bindon Barracks

(c) 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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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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Memories of David Ewing from Ohr Park

(c) 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

(c) Glen Goodfellow

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Memories of Glen Goodfellow – Photos

(c) Glen Goodfellow

Some photos fo Glen during his time in Hameln!

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Memories of Glen Goodfellow – Certificates

(c) 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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28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment 1979 – 1991

Organisation / Structure

 

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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

28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment – Wall Plaque

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