Campbell barracks hohne

#3
It's been a few years since i left, but i remeber it being in the bottom left hand part of the camp as you come down from the main gate area. Think the wash down was just some high pressure hoses in a bay near the servicing sheds. Just making enquiries for a museum.

Cheers.
 
#5
Russell_Sprout said:
It's been a few years since i left, but i remeber it being in the bottom left hand part of the camp as you come down from the main gate area. Think the wash down was just some high pressure hoses in a bay near the servicing sheds. Just making enquiries for a museum.

Cheers.
which museum are you working for.... :)
 
#6
I help out at a small airfield museum in Lincolnshire and restore military vehicles as a hobby, strange hated doing it for a fulltime job. A few of us are toying with the idea of restoring, ideally a Churchill AVRE as a running memorial to wartime armoured engineers. Surprisingly there are still a few knocking about, so we are just looking into the possibility of finding a suitable vehicle for restoration before they are neglected for a few more years and it's too late.
 
#8
7 armoured workshop reme dragged one out of a hole on one of the d-day beaches back in the 70 s,restored it and then replaced it back in normandy.
 
#9
I've seen the DDay ones, they were knocked out in the early stages of the invasion. They were nicely restored in the 1970's after they had been relocated, as they were pushed into the sand dunes and covered over. Unfortunately the years in the open and sea water is slowly destroying them. Time the French government found some cash to bring them inside.......
 
#10
Actually, a Churchill AVRE '1C' still resides on Leon sur Merre (sp*) which was Gold beach or Juno beach-anyway it was supporting the Canadians when it slid into a crater, so ended up being used as a pier for an SBG (small box girder bridge) by another AVRE :!:
It is refurbished every couple of years by 26Armd Engr Sqn, I think it might be getting done again next year :D

Oh and Ive never seen an old Churchill kicking about in Hohne...HTH
 
#11
Boa..lol...your spelling is poo poo...mmmmm...That AVRE at Lion-Sur-Mer isn't the one that was at Hohne.....there use to be one at Monkeylager with a dozer blade on it outside RHQ.....no idea where it went mind....maybe someone else might be able to shed some light? :?
 
#12
pupgreen said:
7 armoured workshop reme dragged one out of a hole on one of the d-day beaches back in the 70 s,restored it and then replaced it back in normandy.
The infamous "1 C" as mentioned previous....when recovered the remaining crew still alive were there to see it come out of a big hole it was used to fill during the invasion....still had some edible skoff on it as well..apparently (not that i was there mind..lol)
The full story of how the AVRE ended up in the crater is covered in a book called "Dawn of D-Day" amongst many other stories covering various peoples experiences on the night and morning before, and during the invasion.
Really enjoyable going down to Normandy to sort the old AVRE out and get some mingling and partying done with the locals :D :D
 
#15
I left Hohne in 77,the AVRE was on a stand on the right as you drove from
the main gate,opposite 32 Eng.square & the bottom end of the green from
the NAAFI.
I`ve looked at the camp on google earth,the camp is clear but there`s
no sign of the AVRE.
 
#17
When I moved with the Regt from M.L to Hohne they brought the T-55 (or 65, whatevvvveerrr!!!!!!) that had been stuck outside RHQ. That had a bodged dozer kit on it but little else, and yes I applied some of the desert paint during my tennier as well, not to mention patrolling outside the CO's house to stop people leaving browm presents on his doorstep.

Hoorahh the Corps!
 
#18
Moosaca said:
When I moved with the Regt from M.L to Hohne they brought the T-55 (or 65, whatevvvveerrr!!!!!!) that had been stuck outside RHQ. That had a bodged dozer kit on it but little else, and yes I applied some of the desert paint during my tennier as well, not to mention patrolling outside the CO's house to stop people leaving browm presents on his doorstep.

Hoorahh the Corps!
Or leaving logs in the naafi microwave :?
 
#19
105AVRE said:
Moosaca said:
When I moved with the Regt from M.L to Hohne they brought the T-55 (or 65, whatevvvveerrr!!!!!!) that had been stuck outside RHQ. That had a bodged dozer kit on it but little else, and yes I applied some of the desert paint during my tennier as well, not to mention patrolling outside the CO's house to stop people leaving browm presents on his doorstep.

Hoorahh the Corps!
Or leaving logs in the naafi microwave ?
With the number of cases of foot and butt coming from the food we got out of those machines, probably wouldn't have noticed!?! You haven't got a guilty concience by any chance, remember DNA testing has come a long way!!
 

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