Category: All Reports

1971 / 04 / 07 – 28 AMPHIBIOUS ENGINEER REGIMENT – Formation – Memories by Bob Tyler

We write the 07.04.1971. The British army wrote history today in Hameln. Since the end of the war British units were stationed in Hameln. Including three infantry regiments, but most were soldiers of the Royal Engineers based here in Hameln. Hameln offered these pioneer units very good places  to practice their drills & skills so …

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1964 – 1965_03_04 Earthmoving by Royal Engineers

© Arnd Wöbbeking & DEWEZET Hameln 1963 – 1964 The Plinkesche gravel pit near Breslauer Allee caused some trouble in the 1960s. Unauthorized debris and rubbish heaps piled up and something had to happen. The haulage contractor Wilhelm Schmale was in favor at the time to restore this area to a respectable condition. In collaboration …

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Another piece of British History in Hameln …

Last year in October the Royal British Legion Hameln Branch was disbanded. In the last three month the members of the RBL talked about, what is to do with the Standard. Normally the Standard will be layed to rest in a church, but they decided to hand over the Standard to the local museum of …

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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 …

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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 …

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01.08.1945 – 30.11.1949 COMMANDER MILITARY GOVERNMENT HQ 723 HAMELN

© Arnd Wöbbeking How difficult it is to get data about a military government that arose shortly after one of the worst wars of mankind, I need not mention separately. For a long time I was looking for the names of the commanders of the British Garrison Hameln to close this historical gap on my website. …

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1964/05/01 – CINEMA PROGRAM – Kino Programm

© David Smith & Arnd Wöbbeking Just a short report today….. David Smith 29 Field Squadron RE loved to go with his lovely wife to the Globe Cinema in Hameln during his time here. He found today one of the programs. Very cool an rare document. Thanks a lot David!  Heute gibt es nur einen …

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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 …

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1949/12/01 – CINEMA PROGRAM – Kino Programm

© Steve White & Arnd Wöbbeking April 1945,  the Americans marched into Hameln, a short time later the British forces took control. Many houses were confiscated, so also the cinema “Schauburg” on the Deisterstrasse. But it did not lose its destination, because the British Army also used as a cinema for the soldiers who were …

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1952/05/24 – A legendary pub was born – Georges Bar – Ein legendäres Restaurant wurde geboren

© Dewezet May 1952 – a legendary pub was born in Hameln. “GEORGES BAR”, I think every soldier of British Forces who was stationed here in Hameln, knows this Pub close to Gordon Barracks Hameln. During the last 10 years I spoke to many soldiers here, on the Reunions and also in UK. Everyone was able …

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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, …

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2017/05/26 – In the United Kingdom, Hameln was a subject ….

© Arnd Wöbbeking photo by Leslie Spivey During the last weekend, at least in one place, some guys talked about the town of hamelin. The annual reunion of the 26 Regiment Royal Corps of Transport took place. Some of the guys who had been stationed here in Hamelin until 1970 met to talk about stories …

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2017/05/22 – EXERCISE “HEIDESTURM”

© Arnd Wöbbeking © Photos provided by Lars de Vries & Andreas Koch 2017 in May, the Exercise “Heidesturm” of the Panzerlehrbrigade 9 took part in Germany. An exercise a bit like the exercises during the Cold War. 2500 Soldiers and 400 Vehicles went from Sennelager/Paderborn to Bergen-Hohne. Included two River Crossings. One in Wndheim/Jössen …

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1949 – Men of the 4 Field Squadron RE / 21 Field Engineer Regiment building a Bailey Bridge

© Arnd Wöbbeking It is nice to have friends who keep their eyes and ears open and give me information, where to get photos about the British Forces in Hameln. So I never thought to get photos of the 4th Field Squadron RE. This unit was attached to the 21 Field Engineer Regiment and was only stationed in …

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1975/09/17 – Lancaster Bomber – Memories by Andrew Mills

© Arnd Wöbbeking & Andrew Mills Andrew Mills, found a few weeks ago my webpage about British Forces in Hameln. Specially he found the report about the Lancaster Bomber, the 73 Amphibious Engineer Squadron digged out in 1974. He was very impressed and the newspaper cuts brought back some memries, because he was an active …

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