Photo call, anyone help?

#1
Need help if anyone can. Got to know on OLD ex-RSigs Nat Serviceman, who was based in Oxford Bks, Munster in 1953, for 18 months. Was tasked with listening to Russian/East German morse messages, and still remembers it vividly. Nice bloke, pushing 80, and loves to recount old stories. I spent my first BAOR posting in Munster, so this is common ground. To cut a long one short, does anyone know where I can get any photo's of Oxford barracks, pref. aerial, or can remember the name of the main road it was on, so I could try to Google it? My time was at the other end of town, or in the Mini-sports bar and Scotch 67!! Cheers.
 
#2
coldwardinosaur said:
Need help if anyone can. Got to know on OLD ex-RSigs Nat Serviceman, who was based in Oxford Bks, Munster in 1953, for 18 months. Was tasked with listening to Russian/East German morse messages, and still remembers it vividly. Nice bloke, pushing 80, and loves to recount old stories. I spent my first BAOR posting in Munster, so this is common ground. To cut a long one short, does anyone know where I can get any photo's of Oxford barracks, pref. aerial, or can remember the name of the main road it was on, so I could try to Google it? My time was at the other end of town, or in the Mini-sports bar and Scotch 67!! Cheers.
Welcome to the site, Coldwardinosaur!

If you Google "Oxford barracks" you might find your answers! Google Maps will probably give you a reasonable overhead view too.

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#3
Thanks. Already tried that, and it just shows the same location as York barracks. Gives it under the name of "Oxfort" Kaserne, with the same Gremmendorf address. I know the barracks were somewhere close to the BMH, but looking at the photo's of that, (which is now a Dermatology centre), I'm still no closer to finding it!
 
#5
Are you looking for the barracks off Gievenbecker Reihe? Main gate on Roxeler Strasse? Enter "Gievenbecker Reihe, Munster" in "Fly to" in Google Earth.

edited to add:

Not the first time the question has been raised, it seems... http://www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/printertopic=1/p=2035043.html


More edit:

And if you get Series 3 and 4 of "Soldier, Soldier", you can take a trip down Memory Lane.
 
#7
The address seems to ring a bell. I wasn't too well up on the geography of North Munster, having only strayed as far as the Dalmatien pub in the student quarter! (I do remember the excellent bar food, for a really good price, though.) Thanks for the information. My old mate will be chuffed.
 

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