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             WYVERN Bks Luneburg Germany

5.5 Heavy Gun
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                               Left to Right
        Capt Quentin L.S Mathias, Norman Barras
        T.s.m Jock Mellis, u/k, u/k, Hugh White ( Chalkie )
 

 
Gun park Wyvern Barracks Luneburg, Germany.
 
GPO Chalkie White ,Captain Quentin L.S Matthias CSM Mellis, and the three #'1's with a 5.5 gun.
In 1955 Michael Wingate was CO of 59 Reg which became a field Regiment converting to Medium but trained on 25 Pounders at Redesdale Northumberland.
We moved as a whole regiment to Luneburg  in Jan 1956  going by train from Carlisle to Harwich and by ferry to the Hook of Holland then by train to Luneburg to a cold German winter. The barracks were brilliant and warm.
 We had to scramble and set up in gun positions in an hour  . Somtimes had to stay out the night especially if Wingate was in a bad mood (he was cousin of Ord Wingate the Burma madman and Michael liked emulate Ord with the madness bit and make us stay out in  the cold after the scramble to gun positions. Often people had no kit and bllankets. Happy days.
 
Luneburg was wonderful and in 1956 it celebrated its !000 years aniversary. Even brewed a special "jubiloumsbeer". If you got enough your face froze. I fell madly in love with Fraulein Bambi Timm. When I left the regiment she married Lt. Michael Nanson of the R.E (she had gone down market).
Happy days.

                    Barker Bk's Paderborn Germany

Ariel View of Barker Bk's
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24 Barker Bk's
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51 bty garages ( Marty Taylor & Sammy Sampson)
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                 Ubique Bk's Dortmund Germany

Internal View to camp main gates
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                                  H.J Images in the Camp
                               & Equipment

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Route 1 outside the camp
Taken from 51 Bty Accommodation

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View from Gym to Main Gates & Route 1, H.Q Bty left 76 Bty right.
GuardRoom bottom left.

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H.J's outside the gym

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Naafi to left, 51 bty facing end of far naafi building

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H.J on Parade Square, behind the H.J was the Naffi.

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