Iserlohn

2 Squadron

This is the main page for the squadron or unit. More info will be added here as I get the time, but for now it's a "base" for establishing comms with other members of the same unit. You can post messages for other members of the same unit using the messages link above this blurb, and you can also search for other members of this unit. Once you find them, click on their name to send an email direct to them. Please note that this website doesn't "remember" your emails, they are sent direct from you to the recipient without sappers.co.uk getting in the way. That helps you get in touch quickly and it keeps everything simple and free. Have fun. Gordon

Newsflash -

I am hunting for pictures and info on the military vehicle I restored. A MK 2/3 Daimler Ferret (with a movable turret) 00DD24. It spent it's time with the Royal Engineers in Germany. 2 Armoured Engineer Squadron Iserlohn from Nov1970-76 and 12 Field Squadron Roberts Bks Osnabruck from sept 1976-93 when it was struck off. The .30CAL MG was changed to a GPMG on the 07 FEB 1990. There is evidence that it was once fitted with a large storage bin/cage over the engine deck, a common mod for ferrets with a long service life.  It would be great to find someone who remembers the Ferret, it's role, call sign etc and possibly even get a copy of a picture of it. Thanks for taking the time and reading this. Regards Ross

There are pictures of the vehicle on the 2 Sqn photos page.  You can contact Ross here - http://www.sappers.co.uk/users/ross (assuming you're a registered member)

210 DCRE

Tony Young has just told me that this unit existed.  I'm sure he'll email me to add more details, but in the meantime at least you can add your service history now. REgards, Gordon

Tony tells me "210 DCRE Iserlohn - a satellite unit of  CRE Dortmund (based at The Airfield).; the DCRE acted very much as the former civilian district councils used to, having responsibility for all military buildings and land ( barracks, hospitals, married families accom, civilian support services and, in our case, the winter training centre at Winterberg near the Hertz mountains). In my time there was a military staff of a major (the DCRE), a captain (garrison engineer) and lieutenant; admin staff of WOI, WO II, corporal and sapper, supported by 8 German civilian staff; 8? German clerks of works + 8 civilian drivers with cars. The Unit was accommodated in the former commandants building in its own grounds outside the Aldershot Barracks (formerly the Flakkaserne)."

 

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25 Squadron

This is the main page for the squadron or unit. More info will be added here as I get the time, but for now it's a "base" for establishing comms with other members of the same unit. You can post messages for other members of the same unit using the messages link above this blurb, and you can also search for other members of this unit. Once you find them, click on their name to send an email direct to them. Please note that this website doesn't "remember" your emails, they are sent direct from you to the recipient without sappers.co.uk getting in the way. That helps you get in touch quickly and it keeps everything simple and free. Have fun. Gordon

I had this from Peter Mann today (November 2013) -

"During that short period at Minden the Berlin Wall was built. That was the first "long" weekend since I joined the unit, and we all made the most of a Friday on the beer! We were woken at about 5am and told to draw arms AND ammunition, get breakfast and be on parade in half an hour. After being told of the events in Berlin we were stood down until more orders were received. We spent the time boxing up our personal property, knowing that if we left the barracks then we would never be coming back! Very sobering! By the end of the day the situation was resolved and normality returned. We never got another long weekend to replace the one we lost!"

 

Anyone else got any stories from 25?

26 Engr Regt Workshops

Just a holding page for now, I'll put more on here as I get it.

Regards,

Gordon

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30 Squadron

The original Dirty 30!

This is the main page for the squadron or unit. More info will be added here as I get the time, but for now it's a "base" for establishing comms with other members of the same unit. You can post messages for other members of the same unit using the messages link above this blurb, and you can also search for other members of this unit. Once you find them, click on their name to send an email direct to them. Please note that this website doesn't "remember" your emails, they are sent direct from you to the recipient without sappers.co.uk getting in the way. That helps you get in touch quickly and it keeps everything simple and free. Have fun. Gordon

John Anderson runs a website for 30 Sqn with lots of photos, messages and all the interesting stuff on it, I'd recommend you go and visit.  http://sapper696.50megs.com/index.html

There is also another 30 Sqn site run by Roger Lakeman, which may be for members from the same time period or a different time period, you can find it at www.30fieldsquadron.org.uk

For the older cadre - this message was received March 2012 - My name is John Gardiner I run a small website dedicated to 30 Squadron 1960 to 1970 especially for those who served in Aden 1966/1977. The web address is www.aden30squadronre.5u.com.  Why not give it a click if it applies to you ?

5 Squadron

 

From Hank Lawrence
http://5fieldsquadronre.blogspot.com/

The 5th Field Company was formed by Royal Warrant at Plymouth in 1787.
The Company saw action in Spain, France and the Netherlands
during the Napoleonic Wars, and spent several years
in Canada and Bermuda during the 19th Century.
During the Zulu War of 1879,
Lt John Chard VC of 5 Field Company commanded
the successful defence of Rorke’s Drift.
The Company served in the Boer War, and suffered heavy casualties
on the Western Front during the First World War.
During the Second World War, the company served in France in 1939 – 40,
and in Burma from 1942 – 44.
After the War, the Company moved to Germany and
renamed 5 Field Squadron in 1948,
moving to Iserlohn for the first time in 1958.
The Squadron completed 4 tours in Northern Ireland from 1971 – 78,
and spent 12 years affiliated to 6 Airmobile (later Armoured) Brigade.
5 Field Squadron moved to join
22 Engineer Regiment at Tidworth in 1993

HQ 26 Engineer Regt

Should this unit also be registered in other locations?  Email me to let me know please?