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BFG Hildesheim

Last modified: 07 Feb 2016, submitted by: Joker
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Country: Germany    Region: NS

Locale: Hildesheim airport

Latitude: 52° 10' 27" N     Longitude: 9° 56' 42" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

 
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Through the years former Tofrek Barracks (East and West) was homebase to many BFG units.

-1st Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment 1945-1948
- 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment 1948-1950
- 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire / Derbyshire Regiment) 1951-1955
- 2nd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery 1947-1958
- 157th Locating Battery RA 1953-1956
- 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery 1958-1965
- 32nd Heavy Regiment RA 1965-1972
- 5th Heavy Regiment RA 1972-1984
- 1st Royal Tank Regiment 1984-1992
- 54th Coy RASC 1956-1956
- 654th Light Aircraft Sqn AAC 1958-1967 (later 1st Regt AAC)
- HQ 1 Artillery Brigade 1967-1977
- 14th Signal Regiment (EW) R Signals 1977-1978
- 1st Regiment AAC 1983-1993
The base was deactivated in 1992 and closed a year later. Actually it is Hildesheim Airport.

Historical web http://www.1rtr.net/hildesheim2.html
Hildesheim airport web http://www.flugplatz-hildesheim.de/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

Other Hildesheim BFG barracks:
Essex Bcks hosted:
- 1 Foresters
- 91 Lorried Infantry Brigade
- 68 Air Despatch Coy RASC
Closed 1977

Clive Bcks hosted:
- 29 Field Ambulance RAMC
- GSO Transport Unit
- NAAFI Shop
- BFES School
Closed 1960, demolished 2008

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martin baker, m-baker6@hotmail.com | 11. May 2010 10:56

5th h'vy reg't royal artillery

i was stationed in tofrek barracks in 1981-84
i loved the town of hildesheim esp the old town. any photos around of the old barracks esp when we was there.


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