Category: All Reports

1957 – 26 Field Engineer Regiment – 60 Field Squadron RE – John Bridgwood-Pt.2 – Bridging Exercise at Polle

© John Bridgwood & Arnd Wöbbeking John Bridgwood, was a young sapper as he comes to Hameln! He was attached to 60 Field Squadron RE. The Squadron was a part of 26 Field Engineer Regiment and were based here in Gordon Barracks from 1950 to 1958, then in 1958 the Regiment was disbanded also here in Hameln. …

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1963 – 29 Field Squadron – Ravelin Bridge Camp memories by John Donaldson

© Arnd Wöbbeking & John Donaldson John Donaldson, L / Cpl was stationed here in Hameln from 1962-1967. He was with 29 Field Squadron which has been part of the 35 Engineer Regiment. Like so many, the Sappers of this squadron have learned to build and practice bridges. This photo series shows the construction of a …

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1961 – Once a “Die Hard”, always a “Die Hard” – Memories of Brian Hedges

© Arnd Wöbbeking & Brian Hedges Brian Hedges, was stationed in Hameln with the 1st Bn The Middlesex Regiment. How to read, this regiment was stationed here in Hameln from 1958 to 1962. Brian has sent some photos from his time, which meanwhile have a historical value. Brian is now 73 years young and was …

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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. …

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1957 – 26 Field Engineer Regiment – 60 Field Squadron RE – John Bridgwood-Pt.1

© John Bridgwood & Arnd Wöbbeking John Bridgwood, was a young sapper as he comes to Hameln! He was attached to 60 Field Squadron RE. The Squadron was a part of 26 Field Engineer Regiment and were based here in Gordon Barracks from 1950 to 1958, then in 1958 the Regiment was disbanded also here in Hameln. …

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1961 – 1st Bn The Middlesex Regiment – “B”-Coy

It is christmas time and some things around my website turned in mystic happenings. In May 2015 I visited the town of Herford with my lovely wife during the “FAREWELL WEEK” of British Forces. We spent a Sunday afternoon at the “Old Market” in the middle of the town. There I meet Ray Shave. A …

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1996/12/01 – 1996/12/04 – EXERCISE “NEPTUNES FROST” – Official handover of the M3 to the 28 Engineer Regiment

© Arnd Wöbbeking all photos © by 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 …

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1990/11/30 – 1990/12/02 – Swim for Janey / Schwimmen für Janey

I think all knows, the British always have a „Heart for Children“.  So also in November 28th 1990. Tommo Thomas, Steve Goodman, Colin Kerr, Randy Radall, Taff Williams, Bill McGonagle, Dave Jones, Paul Newman and Kevin Walford jumped into water to swim until 48 hours a 200 km long distance. The aim of this was …

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1965/05/27 – John “Jock” Provan – 29 Field Squadron RE – ✝

Am 27 Mai des Jahres 1965 ereignete sich auf dem Weg in das Manöver „Canal Turn“ ein schwerer Unfall. John Provan, der gerade eben erst seine Driving Licence für ein Linkslenker gemacht hat, streifte mit seinem 3t-Bedford RL dabei ein parkendes Auto. Durch den Aufprall auf das parkende Fahrzeug, schleuderte der LKW herum, rutschte durch einen …

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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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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 …

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1947/48 – Hameln Garrison Rugby-Union Football Team

© Sapper Magazin Rugby und Football waren und sind bis heute die beliebtesten Sportarten der englischen Truppen. Am Freitag lernte ich auf einer Feier der Royal British Legion in Hameln John Lonsdale kennen. Er überreichte mir einen Artikel des Sapper Magazins aus dem Jahre 1948!!!! Sein Vater war seinerzeit im Hameln Garrison Rugby-Union Football Team. Und das …

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1954-57 – 26 Field Engineer Regiment – 60 Field Squadron RE – Memories of Derek Hallam

© Derek Hallam & Arnd Wöbbeking Für mich ist es immer sehr interessant das Netz zu durchsuchen um Informationen zu erhalten, über britische Einheiten, die in Hameln stationiert gewesen sind. Vor ein paar Wochen bin ich durch so eine suche auf die Webseite von Derek Hallam gestossen. Derek ist inzwischen 80 Jahre jung und lebt …

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1970 – Royal Engineers marching through the streets of Hameln – Video

© Joerg Kretschmer   Jörg Kretschmer, öffnete sein Photoarchiv für mich und in naher Zukunft werden einige Berichte und Photos folgen. Anfangen möchte ich mit einem Film der schon länger von Jörg bei Youtube hochgeladen ist. 1970 wurde er gedreht, ohne Ton, aber wertvoll für die Geschichte Hamelns allemal! Vielen Dank an die Familie Kretschmer! …

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1984/06/23 – 1984/06/30 – 700 Jahre Rattenfänger – 71 Amph Engr Sp Sqn

© Derek Mitchell, Glen Goodfellow In 1984 the town of Hameln celebrated the 700th anniversary of the Pied Piper legend, while I was OC 71 Amph Engr Sp Sqn, part of 28 Regt. The town invited Hameln sports clubs, local towns and villages and associated organisations and us to play a part in the celebrations by …

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