To make best use of the barracks vacated in Germany, and to meet our operational requirements more effectively, we intend to move 35 Engineer Regiment, currently based in Hameln, to Paderborn, Internal moves within Hameln will enable Bindon Barracks to be handed back to the Federal authorities by 2002.
The old main gateway is still there as is part of the outer wall The Guard room/RHQ, Sgts mess,
64 accommodation, Officers mess annex and Officers mess are there and have been converted into offices/flats. Most of the rest has been flattened and rebuilt on.
If you know Hastenbeck at all the flats are all civie, the school and community centre are still there complete with English signs and all boarded up, quite emmotional
Was in Hameln in '82-'84 (Bindon and Gundolph). Can't remember a pub nearby but I do remember the hairdresser on the opposite side of the road. To get to the pub I would go to from time to time, I would first turn left a little ways and then right up to the main road (sports shop on the left corner), then left - pubs and cinema's etc. on the left. As 28 unit photographer standing in for RE photographer, I took pictures for the 700th anniversary of the Pied Piper (Sapper Magazine ('84 (happy days))). When stopping over on route to a trade show in '03, I too saw that Bindon was locked up and run down.