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Wuppertal/Minden
« on: March 17, 2008, 07:28:13 PM »
Dear Sirs,
I am trying to find out which Barracks the Regiment were based at during their stay at Wuppertal and also Minden. The dates would also be much appreciated.
Philip

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Re: Wuppertal/Minden
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008, 10:54:24 PM »
hi philip

welcome to the group

i hope we can come up with the information you're after, you may be interested in some of the photos in the germany section

http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=628.0

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Re: Wuppertal/Minden
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2008, 10:47:28 AM »
Most of the information you are looking for is recorded in either Bell's history of the Manchester Regiment 1922- 1948 or in Difficulties Be Damned by Patrick Mileham.

1st Manchesters were stationed at Dunham Park, Altrincham in the early summer of 1948 and moved back to Germany on 1st July.  Stationed in Manchester Barracks, Wuppertal - a fine pre-war German Army barracks.

To Berlin and Wavell Barracks in April 1950, to Malaya in 1951 - 1954.  Back to Berlin in 1955 and then to Minden in 1956, returning to the UK in 1957 prior to amalgamation with the Liverpool Regiment in 1958. I cannot remember the name of the barracks in Minden.

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Re: Wuppertal/Minden
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2008, 06:01:57 PM »
Just to complete the picture.  The Barracks on Penang Malay were named Minden Barracks.
Cliff P Son of 3525679 Sgt Arthur Phillips 1st Bn Manchester Regiment and RAPC

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Re: Wuppertal/Minden
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2008, 12:25:17 PM »
Thank you Gent's.
I have placed Manchester Barrack on the map.

To view please copy the link below into the address bar:

http://baor-locations.com/Wuppertal.aspx

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Re: Wuppertal/Minden
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2008, 02:39:56 PM »
The barracks at Minden were Clifton Barracks.  This information has just come to me from Janet Gleave who's father was there 1954 to 1956.  The name is on a medical report made whilst he was there which janet now has.  See: 
http://bfg-locations.editboard.com/minden-f29/minden-clifton-barracks-t34.htm which i found after receiving Janets information.
Cliff
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Re: Wuppertal/Minden
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2008, 09:10:39 PM »
The Names of the barracks at Wuppertal where Bangor Barracks and Angelsey Barracks this barrack complex was divided by a tramline (Strassenbahn)
Manchester Barracks was in the Harz Mountains the battalions posting prior to returning to Dunham Park,Clifton Barracks is in Minden and also Penang
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Re: Wuppertal/Minden
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2009, 07:00:51 PM »
The Names of the barracks at Wuppertal where Bangor Barracks and Angelsey Barracks this barrack complex was divided by a tramline (Strassenbahn)
Manchester Barracks was in the Harz Mountains the battalions posting prior to returning to Dunham Park,Clifton Barracks is in Minden and also Penang
(Happy Days)artyhughes

Hello, I am Paul and am carrying out some research for BAOR Locations (the webmaster posted a query back in April re Wuppertal)

I am trying to confirm that the Barracks in Wuppertal were indeed Anglesey, and not Manchester.

As has been said, there was a Manchester Barracks in Goslar, used by the Norwegian Brigade for a time in 1947-1948. Is there a reference somewhere that gives the name Anglesey/Anglesea?

Paul.

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Re: Wuppertal/Minden
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2009, 10:22:56 PM »
Hi Paul

I think your question has been answered by ArtyHughes in the previous post, the spelling would have been Anglesey, which is an island in Wales

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Re: Wuppertal/Minden
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2009, 10:58:05 PM »
Hi Paul

I think your question has been answered by ArtyHughes in the previous post, the spelling would have been Anglesey, which is an island in Wales

chris

Many thanks for your reply Chris. I was just trying to confirm that the Barracks was indeed Anglesey, and not Manchester.

Regards,

Paul.


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Re: Wuppertal/Minden
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2009, 11:05:32 PM »
cheers Paul
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Re: Wuppertal/Minden
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2009, 07:11:49 PM »
Hello all,

I am back again with another question ;D

Does anyone on the Forum know of any identifiable photographs of any of the Barracks in Wuppertal?

Paul.

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Re: Wuppertal/Minden
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2009, 12:48:13 PM »
Just to confuse matters further ;D

I think that there may have been both Anglesey Barracks and Manchester Barracks in Wuppertal.

I found a reference to the North Irish Horse, who moved from Austria to Sagan Kaserne in Wuppertal in late 1945/early 1946. It was renamed Anglesey Barracks, the 53rd (Welsh) divivsion being in the area at the time.

The location was on the opposite side of the road from Bangor Barracks, which ties in with the first part of artyhughes's reply, and is west of the given location for Manchester Barracks (Wuppertal).

Sagan/Anglesey only seem to have been in use for a relatively short time by British Forces, becoming home to a fledgling Bundeswehr Signals unit.

Paul.

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Re: Wuppertal/Minden
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2009, 07:57:39 PM »
Hi pps

I've done a bit of searching, you may have the following info, but if not hope it helps.

Also not a great deal of photo's of the barracks on the web.

I found this on a link through your web site.

http://www.dawodu.com/barrack3.htm

British Army barracks, as opposed to Naval or Marine barracks, are named on the basis of various principles, usually depending on the whim of the units resident there at the time of the naming ceremony.  This often occurs at the time they are built or undergo a major overhaul.   However, once named, it is highly unusual for the name to change - for any reason.

Also found this site
BARRACKS USED BY BRITISH TROOPS IN BAOR FROM WW2 UNTIL CLOSURE

link to it is below.
http://www.redcap70.net/BAOR_BARRACKS.html

It mentions Manchester and Bangor but no Anglesey (so may have been a temp name given to it but never adopted  ???)

Manchester-Wuppertal-BFPO
Bangor-Wuppertal-BFPO

Sources:Ministerium für Wirtschaft-Nordrhein-Westfalen & other.


It's a great site you have by the way ;D


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Re: Wuppertal/Minden
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2009, 08:36:41 PM »
Many thanks Timberman.

Paul.