September 4, 2018 at 7:54 am #244
Minibus for BHT is bookedSeptember 3, 2018 at 6:19 pm #243
Blighmy Ginge. That picture brings back a few memories —mostly good ones thoughSeptember 3, 2018 at 4:27 pm #242
The new Google Earth mapping system gives a good overview of Roberts Barracks as it was about 2 years ago. Type in, An Der Nette Heide Osnabruck. There’s a lot of building going on inside now, mainly to left and right of inside main gate and behind our old block by the swimming pool. Unfortunately, you can’t place the little man anywhere, this system is inop. Also good for anywhere you wish to have a look at.August 30, 2018 at 9:45 am #241
George, thanks for the link, ver, very interesting and so poignant as we come to the end of the Black Horse Trail, later next month. After Osnabruck, this looks like another great tour, can’t wait.August 30, 2018 at 9:42 am #240
Well, have just got back from Auf Wiedersehn Pet land with the 3 Geordies. Thanks for a great trip, non stop laughter from start to finish.It was great to visit Osnabruck again, mind you nothing was the same, did a tour round Roberts Barrack, most of the blocks are still standing, except for the two we lived in, that says something I think. Will post photo’s and a film of the bararracks when I can get them downloaded. The main reason for going was obviously to see the place again but to visit the Osnabruck branch of the RBL for their weekend. We were right royaly greeeted and made most welcome both the Saturday and Sunday, so much so that the Association flag was flown on the Sunday main event day.August 29, 2018 at 7:58 am #239
Absolutely fantastic George. I remember the Chemin de Dames from our visit in 2014. Have we ever ‘done’ this cemetery? There are a few shots on here that ring a bellAugust 28, 2018 at 4:10 pm #238
Hi Brummie, I don’t need a lot of space for next year’s display as it will be a general display and not covering a centenary year. Thanks for your hard work and keeping us updated.
Found this video, it relates to an area we will be covering on this year’s Black Horse Trail 1918-2018. The major’s story took place on the right flank of the 50th Division at that time. (7 Fd Coy were in 50th Div at this time)August 21, 2018 at 1:15 pm #237
Received our booking confirmation and receipt from The Royal Court Hotel. Very efficient and courteous. Good pointer for a good weekendAugust 13, 2018 at 1:12 pm #236
I received the booking form by email thanks.
RayAugust 13, 2018 at 8:09 am #235
Hi all, could those members who have received the booking forms let me know as it appears that some of you have changed your email address so I’m not sure who has and hasn’t received one.
Brummie HarperAugust 13, 2018 at 8:07 am #234
Hi George, we have quite a nice spot for the display, its close to the bar and the gala dinner restaurant. It is also close to the entrance to the hotel. I have to go to the hotel again 6 weeks before the REunion so I will see if I can get us moved if necessary to the larger area, but there are a few events going on over the same weekend. I will see what I can do.
BrummieAugust 12, 2018 at 9:31 am #233
Brummie, I will be attending the reunion. If you could organise a little space for a display it would be appreciated, Thanks.
I have made a new short video of the train station 7 Field Company arrived at on 27 April 1918 on route to the French sector on the Chemin des Dames between Craonne and Pontavert. As part of the 50th (Northumbrian) Division, they were sent there for rest as it was, at that time, a quiet part of the Front. The Division had been decimated in the first two Spring Offensives in March and April and needed breathing space to train the replacement troops. Fortune was not on their side, as on the 27th May 1918, they were attacked yet again, in the Third Spring Offensive. At the end of the video, you can click on the thumbnail to view Centre de Poitiers, 7 Coy’s location between Craonne and Pontavert. A new video will be made on the battle on return from this September’s BHT.
GCAugust 10, 2018 at 7:27 am #232
Hi all, if anyone has the email addresses of any members or others who may want to attend next years REunion could you forward them on to me as I would hate to miss anyone out who might want to attend.
Andy Anderson thanks for those you sent, I have sent the forms to Jan, Taff and Fred.
Brummie.August 9, 2018 at 11:23 am #231
Hi all, just confirmed my booking for the REunion. I will be going the day before so that I can be there when George and his display arrives. That is if he is going of course.August 9, 2018 at 10:36 am #230
Gillan and me as well Chris, see you in Coventry
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