Category: EXERCISES

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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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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2017/05/22 – 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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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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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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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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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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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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1978/11/10 – Bridge Demolition Exercise in Hagenohsen

© Sapper Magazin Some month ago I met Alan Wilkinson on Facebook. He posted there a cover of the Sapper Magazin. He was photographed during his job on top of the Valentini-Bridge between Hagenohsen and Kirchohsen in November 1978! A few weeks later I donated some photos to the Sapper Magazine about the Bicycle Day 2015 and …

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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 …

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2002/11/10 – EXERCISE at Upnor Camp – 23 Amph Engr Sqn with PzBtl.33

© filmed by Rainer Preuß Im November 2002 übte die 23 Amphibious Engineer Squadron des 28 Engineer Regiments auf dem Übungsplatz Upnor an der Fischbecker Landstraße in Hameln zusammen mit Teilen des PzBtl.33 der Bundeswehr! Zum Glück war mein Freund Rainer Preuß, der jahrelang für die Britische Armee in Hameln gearbeitet hat dabei und konnte …

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1995/10/17 – 1995/10/27 – EXERCISE “NEPTUNES ENDEAVOUR” – Photo by E.Uhde

© Eckhard Uhde Ich habe heute ein paar Fotos aus dem Oktober 1995 zusammengestellt. Unter der Bezeichnung “Neptunes Endeavour” übte das 28. (UK) Engineer Regiment aus Hameln gemeinsam mit Teilen des (GE) Pio Btl 130 aus Minden. Beide Einheiten pflegen seit 1972 eine Partnerschaft miteinander. Die 3./130 hatte eine Faltschmimmbrücke errichtet, parallel dazu nahmen die 28. Engineers  …

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1978 – Floating Exercise at Ohr Park – 39 Field Squadron

© Arnd Wöbbeking & Photos by Al Prescott Wie ich schon einmal geschrieben habe, viele andere Einheiten nutzen den NATO-Truppenübungsplatz Ohr. Wie auch hier die Photos von Al Prescott beweisen! Sie zeigen die 39 Field Squadron, die damals der 2nd Armoured Division zugeordnet war! 39 war hier und teste Ihre Fahrzeuge beim Tiefwaten durch die …

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