15 June 2009

Mons Barracks - 1945 to 1964 updated 8 Mar 10

Formally Winkelman Kaserne

1945 to 1946 – 1st British Corps District Signals
1 Coy – 2 Coy
3 Coy were based in ? Barracks Köln

4 Coy were based in ? Barracks Düsseldorf

121 Special Wireless Section were based nearby in the village Sümmern in wooden former German Army barracks

Summer 1946 1st British Corps District Signals was renamed 1st British Corps District Signal Regiment changing from a static to mobile role – disbanded Jun 47

CO Lt Col AS Milner OBE - RSM WOI Warburton - Adjutant Capt Sexton OBE

HQ Sqn OC Capt EA Staerck - QM Capt Deamon - MTO Capt Prickett - TOM Capt RJA Turner

1 Sqn OC Maj LJ Parker - 2 Sqn OC Maj Tooms - 3 Sqn OC Maj R Hawkins MBE

2 Coy ATS Signals

2 Infantry Division Engineers

CO Lt Col EE Stenhouse DSO
May 47 to Jul 48 – 2 Field Squadron formed from 244 Field Company
OCs 1947 Maj BB Spiridion – 1948 Maj J Gordon
21 Field Park Squadron formed from 245 Field Company
OC 1947 Maj RMT Britten MC
Jan 48 to Jul 48 – 38 Field Squadron moved from disbanded 5 Infantry Division Engineers
OCs Nov 47 Maj RL White – Aug 48 Maj RG Lambert

Jul 48 to Dec 48 – 23 Field Engineer Regiment formed at Iserlohn – moved to Gordon Barracks Hameln
Lt Col AHM Morris

Oct 48 to Feb 51 – The Kings Regiment (Liverpool) – moved to Brooke Barracks Berlin

possibly replaced by The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment (10th Foot) – moved to Manchester Barracks Goslar Jul 52

Nov 52 to Jan 55 – The Royal Leicestershire Regiment (17th Foot) – moved to Sudan

CLICK HERE for a Pathe News clip

Feb 55 to Dec 56 – The Worcestershire Regiment – moved to UK then West Indies

Apr 57 to Sep 59 – The Queens Royal Regiment (West Surrey) becomes The Queens Royal Surrey Regiment – moved to Bury St Edmunds UK

Sep 59 to Feb 63 – The Green Howards (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment) – moved to Libya

Feb 63 to Jun 64 – The Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment)
CLICK HERE for a Pathe News clip of the visit of Princess Margaret 11 Jul 63 (second part)

transferred from 5th Infantry Brigade Group to 4th Guards Brigade Group
5th Infantry Brigade HQ moved to Tidworth to become part of the 3rd Infantry Division in June 1964

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