Soltau Training Area

Just found this map in an attic. It started bringing back some (un)happy memories of days tracking down the wibbly wobbly way, yellow handbags in the tank bins, the showers in Rheinsehlen Camp which were more of a swamp than showers, night crossing on the bridge over the B3 and of course the ubiquitous Wolfgang.

Drove up there recently and you wouldn't know the place.
 

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LBM, good find! If I pm you my email addy, any chance of a decent copy?
 
That I can believe!...PM inbound! :)
 
Rheinsehlen Camp ..... were the toilet blocks not of the " Roman Style " with a gulley of constantly running water under about 12 seats with chest high partitions so you could have a chat whilst shedding some weight .
 
Thanks LBM! It's arrived!!
 

RMA1

War Hero
On a warm day you have just made a cold shiver go through me, A wet morass in winter and a dust bowl in the summer.
 

Pride

Clanker
The large sharp L corner, top left, is where my Company Commander, the now legendary Lord Dannatt, took our mechanized company right out of the training area to attack some cocky sods, who had positioned themselves with their backs to the boundary, from the rear.

I still use that tactic today!

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The local Green party aparently bankrupted themselves drilling boreholes looking for all the oil we spilt there. It seems that narrow thinking and politically not right-on bacteria had munched it all. I laarrffed i did.

Plus most of the oil came out of Wolgang's bus......
 
Reinsehlen is now a hotel/outdoor complex. Just took a screeshot fm Google maps. All the Nissan accn has been pulled down and the hard standing is grown over
 

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I didn't realise that the Japs had a car factory there.
 
I knew it would only be a matter of time. Not correcting it now
Nissen
 
Memories.......Remember watching a Tank Regt doing a rolling replen.
on the old hard standing and controlling two Kraut Phantoms in from
the South, low as you like, sez I, the Tankies never heard them coming
Bods, Pods and Deso all over the fcuking place...Oh, how we laughed
before getting the Spartan as far away as possible, sharpish!
 

TARA

Old-Salt
That was obviously a Cavalry Regiment.
 
Happy hours on the washdown point. Actually managed to get a POL laden Stally stuck on Soltau oh what fun, cost me a crate to get recovered by a Frog.
 
Happy hours on the washdown point. Actually managed to get a POL laden Stally stuck on Soltau oh what fun, cost me a crate to get recovered by a Frog.
Wow, didn't know Frogs grew that big, still it was Soltau!
 
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This frog Numpty
I can't be much of a Numpty, me old spadger, I never bogged fcuk all
in on Soltau.........Nigs, what the chuff do we do wiv' em!
 
The local Green party aparently bankrupted themselves drilling boreholes looking for all the oil we spilt there. It seems that narrow thinking and politically not right-on bacteria had munched it all. I laarrffed i did.

Plus most of the oil came out of Wolgang's bus......

Now being REME I can honestly say we never spilt a drop......................saying that there were times the belly plates were left off for a few Kms (just to air the hulls...honest gov).

I reckon if the Ewings had come for a visit they would of been setting up drills the next day.
 

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