BERLIN TRAIN TRIP 2012

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BERLIN TRAIN TRIP 2012

Post by Bulldog » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:29 pm

Just thought you may find this interesting

http://www.thecoldwarberlin.info/train_ ... y_2011.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by DRACSS » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:41 am

Thanks
very interesting and brings back many fond memories :D
A great experience
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Re: BERLIN TRAIN TRIP 2012

Post by Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:30 pm

I went up to Berlin when we were in Muenster to train a new clothing storeman. Thats a Train jouney I will never forget.
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Post by Mac McNulty » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:34 pm

Hi Fellas

Just got back from a Berlin trip and got on the S-Bahn at Charlottenburg Station (not changed much still cold and windy) bringing back memories of trips on the Berliner.

Cheers

Mac

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Post by williamo » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:52 pm

Bulldog wrote:Just thought you may find this interesting

http://www.thecoldwarberlin.info/train_ ... y_2011.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Dave
Wonderful memories of our time in Berlin 1959/1962. The train journey in, Smuts Bks, viewing Hess in Excercise yard from our window, our lovely flat in Stuben Platz, the arrival of Sharon Tracey in BMH Spandau 7th October '60.
Shopping in the Kurfurstadam, Jazz at the "Banavada" night Club, Ella with the Oscar Peterson Trio at the Sports Palast, so many memories, too many to list. :D :D :D :D :D :) :) :) :)

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Post by Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:52 pm

Bill
They built a cpls mess in smuts. For the week that I was there I was sat on my own it was supposed to be for our Sqn Junior NCOs and the RE ones the Re guys only turned in when already smashed out of thier brains Ours prefered the room they had made for themselves Couple of Million Quid wasted. Hess was alredy dead when I was there

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Re: BERLIN TRAIN TRIP 2012

Post by rick aindow » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:58 pm

Hi Phil,

Hope you didn't get the blame for Hess's death?

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Re: BERLIN TRAIN TRIP 2012

Post by Arnie » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:45 pm

CHICKEN Arnie here.
Well somebody changed the subject to Hess.

Anyone remember how when he got sick he went into BMH. They kept a floor entirely free for him (all the time). A Coy of infantry surrounded the place in case he died whilst in there and the Soviets tried to steal the body and dispose of it.
My Int and Security Coy were doing an exercise of covert photography. I had a 35mm Olympus set up in a shoulder bag (well you do have to carry your make up somewhere). I was standing outside the lift on the ground floor waiting to go up and when the door opened and I was confront by Hess in a wheelchair being pushed by a minder. All I had to do was move my thumb and I could have got an up to date photo of him. Chicken Arnie thought how much money I could have sold that photo for, but the chicken in me took over and I began to think how easy it would be to trace the photographer.
Back to the train.
We had WO1 (Conductor) Brian Coffee, RCT in our Sgts Mess and he, as BMTO, ran the train. It was great having him in the Mess as when the fancy took him or us he would cancel all other passengers and we would go for a 'piss-up day trip' to Brunswick and back. Aahh! Those were the days. Wonder how much 10 Mark Allee is now?

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Re: BERLIN TRAIN TRIP 2012

Post by PINKY » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:09 pm

50 Euro's.......lol

50 Euro allee doesn't sound right.......lol

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