Sunday, July 18, 2010

Former Canadian Military Base in Lahr, Germany (Part 1)

This post and my next will be about the former Canadian military facilities here in Lahr.  I shall then be spending the next couple of months in Nova Scotia, Canada.  My blogs from there will showcase some of the food, events and picturesque towns in that part of the world.  In October, I shall be back in Germany writing once again about the food, wine, beer and culture here.

The Flugplatz (Airfield)

Below, two views of the present main entrance to the airfield










The Royal Canadian Air Force's No. 1 Fighter Wing in Marville, France moved to Lahr, Germany in 1967.  That included 439 and 441 Squadrons.  France had opted out of NATO and required all NATO bases in that country to close.  Later, a squadron from #3 Wing, Zweibrucken, Germany, moved to Lahr.  In about 1971, those squadrons moved to the RCAF's No. 4 Fighter Wing in Baden-Söllingen, Germany, about 45 minutes north of Lahr.

That left only 5 Air Movements Unit using the Lahr airfield regularly, moving military members, families, civilian personnel and equipment between Canada and Germany in Boeing 707 and Hercules aircraft.  Later, a small detachment from 412 Transport Squadron in Canada arrived at 5 AMU.  The two pilots flew smaller planes--the Cosmo and then the Dash 7 and 8--regularly between Germany and London, England.

Below, the 5 AMU as it is today; on the right, the door in front facing the main road.














Below, the former Canadian Forces Base Lahr Headquarters building on the airfield.


In 1970, the Canadian Army and Brigade moved to Lahr from several bases in northern Germany.  The Brigade included 122eR, RCR, 4 Service Battalion and 1RCHA.  The 444 Helicopter Squadron also was part of the Army Brigade in Lahr.  The PPCLI were based in Baden-Söllingen.

 Following are some of the buildings still remaining beyond the airfield

























Both the Air Force and the Army had a large medical corps, with the Field Ambulance coming down from the north with the Army.  Canadians over the next years had their own hospital with family physicians and specialists, a pharmacy, military postal unit, bank, supermarket, base exchange (Canex), library, schools, a teen centre, swimming pool and gymnasium and various other units and clubs.

The following are pictures of buildings still remaining on the base and pictures of where some of them used to be.

On the left, the picture shows approximately where the "old"  hospital was located (a new one was built near the Kaserne, opening in 1991).  In its place is a huge furniture store, one that was previously in Schuttern.  The picture on the right is a restaurant across the street from where the hospital was located.










Below, the Euro Inn, a hotel with reasonable rates on the same side of the street as the former hospital.  It had been newly built by the Canadian military as a barracks for single service men and women.

Below, a group of restaurants where the Junior Ranks Mess Hall was located. A restaurant 
is part of the old Mess Hall still today.









The following are buildings that remain and are still being used.

Below, the former military Roman Catholic church; on the right, Canex and snack bar building














Below left, renovated barracks; below right, the building just past the AMU, where Legion #4 has their meeting place.













Below left, a bldg just past the AMU; it houses a flying school.  Below right, bldg # 22.














 Two views of the old firehall.


 







Life as we knew it for Canadians in Lahr ended in 1994 when Canadian Forces Base Lahr closed officially.  Canadian Forces Europe Headquarters and Canadian Forces Hospital Europe closed officially in summer 1993, with the Brigade returning to Canada that same year.  Many changes have taken place at the former Canadian and NATO airfield and base, though much from that past era is still evident.

Those intervening 27 years--1967 to 1994--were enjoyed and appreciated and are still remembered by nearly all Canadians who served here and by the many families who visited.  I took these pictures on 10 July 2010.  The temperature was 35.5C, a very hot day!  It reminded me of those earlier sweltering days when a stand-down was called.  The base was then closed for the day except for those services that could not be spared.  Many of the hospital personnel and those at other units were deemed necessary, as any military base must be on watch at all times.

Quite a number of buildings on the Flugplatz (airfield) have been torn down, including the following:  arena, curling rink, gas station, the hospital and the yellow tunnel.  In some instances, grassy areas are the result.  In others, new buildings have emerged.   Although several of the old barracks have been torn down, others have been renovated and are occupied by small businesses.  A new building is being constructed near the  Centennial Club. The former Rod and Gun Club is still in operation, under new owners or tenants, as a private hunting club.  The Senior NCO Mess and the buildings in that area have been sealed off for many years.  They remain standing at this time. 

Below left, new construction is going on with what I think is part of what was the Centennial Club in the background.  At right, a new building near the entrance to the former base.


 








 Below left, the gymnasium with pool facilities (no longer used).  Below right, the abandoned tennis courts. 


Below, the site where the gas pumps were located


The 5 AMU building and its airfield became a private terminal and airport.  Although one plane was on the tarmac on 10 July, the airfield is used very little.  It was for a time quite active.  A flying school is situated there.

Below centre, a lonely aircraft on the tarmac.  Below left, a picture of the airfield today.  On the right, the stairway to the top floor offices of the 5 AMU building are still standing.   At the very bottom, centre, one of the last major construction projects by the Canadian military.  It is located facing the main road to the base and it is now up for sale.






My next blog will have pictures of the  Kaserne, the "new" Canadian Forces Hospital Europe and some of the PMQs in the city of Lahr.  To see any of the above pictures in a larger format, just click on them.  To return to the blog, click on the arrow at the top left corner of the screen.



65 comments:

  1. Hello Janet, how are you? Your blog certainly brings back memories and I look forward very much to your pictures of the Kaserne. Will you please give Hans my best wishes.
    Cheers,
    David Davies
    dgowre@gmail.com

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  2. Hi there,

    So I was born in Lahr in 1986, and I was wondering if you had any pictures of the hospitals back then... I went in 2000 and everything had been torn down by then, kind of sad.

    Thank you for all the info!

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    1. I Remy, I am also born in Lahr in 1986, hope we find more pictures!

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    2. Hello Remy, you can join the CFB Lahr group on Facebook and they have plenty of pictures. You will find as well a good picture of the Hospital. Note: My daughter was born there as well in 1988.

      Mario

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    3. I was also born there in 1986, I went back last april 2014 its funny how much you remember in relativity to how young and how long ago it was. Im super happy to see everyone reminiscing the Lahr days.
      Michael Garrison

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  3. Love the old pictures of the base
    Brings back memories of when I was a kid in the eary 70's and then as a adult in 1990 with 1 RCHA

    Good work

    Jim

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  4. My parents were in Germany twice in the 50's for 3 years both times before I was born, my sister was born over there and buried... I think I read a blog you did about a Memorial to the children that died in the 50's and onward, can you give me a link to it please? I would like to reread it. Thank you. The pictures are great. I was in the OLD Lahr hospital in the early 60's for a few weeks, on my parents 3rd stationing over there but in Metz, France the last time.

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  5. Hi I was in school at the base from 1973-1977 and swam at the base pool. Do you have any info or pictures of the buildings that may still remain. We lived in Kippenheimwiller in the apartment complex too, do you know if they are still there?

    Thanks
    Michele

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    1. Michelle, I was a teacher at Lahr Westend from 73 to 77. I doubt we knew each other but I am looking for Bill and Sandy Atkinson. Their children were Peter, Cindy and Andrew. Peter and Cindy were in high school and Andrew in elementary school so I am wondering if you might have known one of them and kept in touch.
      Edna Kary (nee Anderson)
      beav7866@hotmail.com

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    2. Just saw this now and it's quite some time. I should add I did see it but there was no place in which to answer at the time. I did not know the Atkinsons even though I was here then. Sorry. Janet

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  6. I was 10 when my Dad was stationed there. He played for the Lahr Aces hockey team. I have great memories of Lahr, Germany from 1969 to 1973. It was the best. Living so close to the Black Forest and all the travelling we did when we were there. Life was great back then and it still is today.

    Bob Budarick
    Taurusman46@hotmail.com

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  7. Those brought me back. Thanks for that.

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  8. I was posted there from 1967 (first 50 there) I worked on fist line servicing on the 104's . One thing that is forgoten i think

    is the period we had to camp for up to 6 months in campsites of the region , I started in Offenburg and ended up in Wasser (toward Freiburg) we were with 2 very young kids but i still think it was the happiest time in my life.
    I really would love to see pics of area 9 where we used to live

    Claude Beauchamp
    beau@videotron.ca

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    1. U must have just arrived b4 our family .we left metz and sent to lahr were put up in a german guest house I thnk it was in seebach b4 a pmq was found in lahr, still remember the chicken and chips in a basket. Was the best child hood u could have. Bobby

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  9. Hello Janet,

    In 1967, Bernhard Dawson married a Dutch girl by the name of Gezina Zoutman, they went to live at the Gissenstrasse 8, Kubach.
    Do you know these people? He was based in Lahr with the RCAF.
    I would dearly like to know what happened to them, after they left Germany for Canada.

    Jac. jacfa42@gmail.com

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  10. Hello Janet,

    Iam Happy there still using the old Mess Hall. I use too work in there when there called it Europa hoff .Lotes of good memories i still good from thee it was my best working place ever i have .Have a great week.

    Susi

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  11. Jean-Claude Rivard17 October, 2012 15:18

    HI Janet I am Jean-Claude Rivard ex licensing driver examiner, the legion nr 4 meeting place is the place where we the french Canadian meet every friday at 18:00 hrs this meeting place was started by us many years ago where the legion just came in last year ,we get along pretty good and celebrate often together.

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  12. Hi Janet I am an ex driver examiner and would like to tell you that we the french canadian that have remained in the Lahr area meet at the same place where the Legion meets.We meet every friday at 18:00 hours,we get along very well with the legion and often celebrate with them.
    I am on facebook
    Jean-Claude Rivard

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  13. I was stationed in Lahr from 1971 to l976. Is it possible to visit the old base. I am planning a visit in 2013 and would very much like to relieve old memories. I also became friends with Dieter Graff. I lost contact, his parents owned Graff's Jewerly
    thank you.

    Brian Lobb

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    1. Hello,
      I was posted there 75-79 as an RCD, I visited the old base in 2007, not much to see, the hanger road where the 707s landed are pretty much dilapidated, smashed windows , weeds growing all over the place , the once main gate has a Mig 15 placed alongside a CF104, which seemed ironic given why we were there in the first place, some of the barracks have been utilized , the rest are gone , most of the Kaki green paint on the building s has been repainted, the road going to the north Marg, stops at the Langanwinkle gate, and of course its pretty much deserted, nothing like it was ,……………
      The Caserne was a sadder story, totally , deserted, smashed windows , other than one building being used by the entrance, sad to see .
      The surrounding areas Mahlberg and the road going to it seems to have sprouted new industry and buildings, the town of Lahr seems dirty, lost its pride of ownership it seems, lots of Eastern Bloc, inhabitants now , I actually went to Niedlershafhiem to seek accommodation felt safer, had reservations about leaving my nice Alfa Ramao rental car out in the open for the night.
      Of course Triberg, Friberg and other surrounding Black forest towns , had flourished of at least stayed the same, the prices seem to have remarkably stayed low given the time lapse, sad to see the base the way it was but nice to see all the same , better enjoyed seeing the surrounding areas.
      I flew in from Gatwick to Strasbourg, rented a car from the airport, went up to Heidelberg drove down to Innsbruck , went to Vipitino for Pizza, then drove back through the Black forest, a great Trip.
      Tony.

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  14. Dave and Betty What a blast from the past. In Lahr from 1975 -1980 31-5-10

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  15. Thank you Janet for all these pictures.

    As a reservist, I staid only 6 months in Lahr (Apr to Sept 1992), but those were 6 GREAT months !

    I worked at Comm Squadron, message center. The building seems to be still there when I look at Google Earth. My barrack was what is now called Euro Inn. We were not too far from the cinema, the Harvey's
    and the coffee shop.

    C'est un peu triste de voir que les Allemands ont laissé partiellement à l'abandon notre ancienne base. Je crois que la dernière photo (en bas au centre) était l'édifice du 4th Canadian Air Defense Regiment.

    During the 6 months I was in Lahr, 4 different units closed down. It was very sad to see all this happening.

    Thanks again ! Merci !
    André

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  16. Thank You for this amazing update i lived in Lahr for 10 years from 1975 to 79 ,1985 to 89 and 91 to 92 it brought back lots a memorys and to be honest some made me cry cuz these years where the best of my life so far (cuz you never no what ahead of you) :) but Lahr will be hard to beat. Friends laught at me today when i say that the best job i ever had was at the globe movie theater but if they only new lol great time great life makes me sad that its gone but would not change anything even if those picture makes me sad i had a great time and to all those lahr brats like me hope that after life bring us all back there for ever ;)

    Phil 31-01-04 ;)

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    1. Cool! :-)
      I watch the first 3-4 star war movies in this theater.
      I was in Lahr between 1976-79

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  17. janice murphy medeiros06 November, 2012 14:58

    Hi my Dad was in the RCHA. We lived in Nonenvier before we lived in the pmqs 31-14-5 wow i can still remember that! How can I get in touch with other students?? The years were 1971 to 1975 Approx. I attending the high school, went skiing in Austria, camping in Swizterland, my brothers played hockey in France, and my Dad did the Nignmegan March to Holland. What a world away that was!!! Thank you Janice Murphy (Medeiros)

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  18. Could anyone tell me if there were families living 'on' the Lahr Base? My understanding was that the men went to the base in the morning but the families lived in the nearby town(s).
    Also if you have an official site to this information it would be appreciated if you could pass that on.
    Cheers!
    Jannette

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    1. Hi Janette,
      I went in Lahr in 1976-1976. I was 23-26 years old.
      It this correct to said ;the men went to the base in the morning but the families lived in the nearby town(s).
      Yes it was the case and it was a great experience and lots of travelling, lots of it.
      To bad it became noting those 2 military bases for Lahr and onw for Baden Baden arounf 30-45 minutes from Lahr.

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    2. yes, although the schools were on the base also. We lived downtown in Lahr in an apartment building of other Canadian families.

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  19. Jannette,

    There were no families living on the base itself, only some single people living in the Single Quarters. Most married couples were living either on the economy, (German Housing) or in the PMQs in different areas i.e. Area, 31, 32, etc...

    Fern

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  20. Hello Janet, wonderful pictures you have and great memories I have as an Airforce Brat. Do you have picture of the PMQs.

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  21. joan 1979-1983 came to lahr as a new bride and at first lived in seelbach and after having our first child moved into area 31 and lived there the rest of the tour. Our daughter was born at base hospital. I did not realise at the time how much this posting meant to me until years later when i look back on those years with fond memories, it is like a dream. i just wish i had been more mature and appreciated the opportunity more at the time. Is the Reiglerstubbe by the train station still there serving the wonderful french onion soup? My husband was with FRG. anyone out there have photos of area 31 and the towers? hope to get back and visit next year have put off the return to Lahr too long, life just got in the way. anyone know of any good places to stay in Lahr area ?

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    1. i was with FRG from 78-82 i surely worked with him for the least ....

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    2. i certainly worked with both these guys since i was with FRG from 78-82 also bad boys lol

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    3. i was with FRG from 78-82 as well , it sure was a mean team back than ... lots... of memories

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  22. I enjoy thé site and That rémind me of thé time I was in Lahr.I looking forward to see more pictures

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  23. Remind me of thé good time I had in Lahr. I am looking forward to thé pictures of thé Kaserne. I enjoyed playing hockey at thé Kaserne and I Will remember this for always. From Manon Plante 1990 to 1994

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  24. I enjoyed my time in Lahr and I am happy to see what thé base look like.I also enjoyed playing hockey at thé Kaserne.I havé alot of Good memories from Germany.I am looking forward to see new pictures of thé Kaserne.I was There from 1990 to 1994

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  25. Wow - amazing pictures and memories. My husband & I were one of the first Canadian families to be there in Lahr and lived in the campsite for 5 months waiting for our PMQ. (One of the Towers in area 31). We went back to visit a few years ago and couldn't believe the changes. My friend & I were the ones who wrote "The Euroquiz" in the local Arrowhead newspaper and had lots of fun scouting out clues every week. Our son, Steve, was also born there in the hospital on the base and now he is stationed in London! Time goes so fast doesn't it!!

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  26. I was in Metz, France 1965/66 and 1966/67 and moved to Lahr in 1967/68, 1968/69. I lived in Sulz in the Black Forest the first year and for the second moved onto Kaiserstrasse in Lahr, close to the beautiful Swimmbad. Made the best friends of my life there and fondly remember "Teen Town' and the Caserne. These few short years affected my life and my friends life there as much as a serviceman's experience in WW11, they remain ingrained in us and are unforgettable. I wish I had the resources to take my sons to live abroad as I did, it is the best experience and education one can have. Anyone in Lahr from 67 to 69, please contact me....Jane Buxton. My brother was Chuck Buxton and sister was Joanne Buxton.

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    1. Might seem strange but I have only now at the age of 58 gone on line to look back at the best days of my life. Was born in canada my dad was in rcaf living in flinflon,we were posted to metz in 63,64 then on to lahr 67,68 . He retired not back to canada but his homeland n ireland in 1969 and im sure u know it was not a good time to be growing up there. Alot of old slide pictures of black forrest, pmq metz, lahr. Remember 2 friends in metz charles and keith lamb think they were from ottawa

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  27. HI Janet; Hope this note finds you well and enjoying life,I worked at the Base Hospital for six years,from 1980 to 1986,three of them for you. I have wonderful memories from that time. We are doing well and enjoying retirement! All the best; Maureen.

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    1. Hi Maureen, I was just going through comments on my blog and saw yours from July. I may have seen it before and might have sent a short reply, but I'm not sure. Anyway, great hearing from you. Where are you now? Is it in New Brunswick? We are doing well and enjoying life still here in Germany. I do spend much of the summer in N.S. The Christmas trees are now up and all will be lighted this weekend of First Advent. Today a group of us had a wonderful dinner at noon at the Bruckerhof in Reichenbach. Lots of things coming up during the next weeks. I wrote about Remembrance Day here a couple of weeks ago. Hope you and Pete are doing well and also enjoying life. Janet

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  28. Was in Metz in 1965-66, worked at MSE Section, then in Lahr 1967-68, worked in 1 Air Div (was Clk Adm). Returned only twice : first time was on my honeymoon 1970, then in 1988 with wife and kids. One place I enjoyed (and so did many canadians then) during my stay in the 60s was Huffeissen Bar in Kippenheim (many good memories). Few names that were hanging at Huffeisen (Flora's place) were : Marcel Girard, Roger Lange, Dick Rousseau, Claude Parent, Gerry Matthison, Eddie Ramsay and me of course Maurice Martin

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    1. 1971-74 lived in Area 12 and second home was Florte and Jonnie(Lucas)Huffeissen Gasthaus. Took some time getting used to the Dinkelacker(?)beer but the food friendship and dice games are memories I'll never forget!
      Jan Nielsen, Base Ammo.

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  29. Bob Jacques XGB Grocery Buyer 82-86 . Best 4 years of my life . Lost track of too many staff and friends . Thanx for the memories ....

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  30. Ava Gaudreault03 March, 2014 11:48

    Thank you very much for the great memories. I lived there 1971 - 77. Loved every minute of it. I lived in Langenwinkel and
    I went to Gutenburg school

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  31. My dad was stationed in Lahr for 4 years from 72 until 76. Seeing the towers brought back memories. We lived in the apartments across the road. Going to the corner store and selling comics on the weekend.

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  32. My father was stationed in Larh from 1967-70. He was with air movments and then stated material movment

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  33. We were posted to Lahr, 1978-1983. Lived in Kurtzell and Oberweier. I worked in the Dependants Dental Clinic for that time. What a fabulous time this posting was. Trying to find Georgie Thompson, her husband was with 444 Tac Helicopter Squadron. The pictures brought back alot of memories. Thank-you

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  34. hi air force brat here lived there 1969 70 we lived downtown on top of the fish store went to school on the casern my little brother was born there i was 12 13 yo loved every min. of it

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  35. keith stairs (smokey)
    Like all others I spent time in Lahr (71-74) with 4 SVC BN (79-83) 4 Enginers (90-94) Base Maint I never had a bad posting in lahr just had some great times and made lots of great people. For all those who helped me make the good memories thank you. I was there as ETSM of base Maint when we closed, it was a very sad time for the few of us who closed the base sure wish I had time machine to take me back for a while.

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    1. Hi Keith, How are you? Drop me a line dcrceme@shaw.ca

      Don Cameron

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    2. Hi Don I have tried your e-mail dcreme@shaw.ca The post sent it back so try to contact me at vette-64@hotmail.com smokey

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  36. I can spend half a day looking for my keys, don't remember addresses from places in Canada I have lived at but I will always remember 31-3-2 area 31 building 3 apt 2 lol I wish it had stayed and I could have been posted there so my kids could experience some of what I did when I was their age

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  37. I was posted to Lahr 3 times once single , what a woop up then twice as married and what an adventure that was for both my wife and I . Being slightly older and wiser my wife was nominated by her friends to be the Den Mother and confidant of a lot of the younger wifes . I was first RCD then 8CH , Marg worked first at the Cannex in the Caserne then on her second time for Base Cleaners where she was known as the Motivator being placed a lot of times with the locals .Strange how she would get this odd feeling everytime posting season came around . Marg and I had the best years of our life their and she always remembered it fondly .

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    1. Hello! I worked briefly on the base in 1969 when I was nineteen years old. I was backpacking around Europe and ended up in Lahr in May of 1969 and was hired as a labourer and worked for a Master Sergeant McDonald; a great guy.
      I worked with other civilians; both German and French civilians. We were building shelving out of Dexion in a large quonset warehouse.
      The shelving was to store aircraft tires for RCAF CF-104 Starfighters and USAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II's.
      I also worked receiving and warehousing large aluminum containers full of materiel that had been shipped from RCAF Station Zweibrücken which finally closed on 27 August 1969.
      I stayed at Walter and Mary Schottmueller's Gasthaus Zur GutenKell(?) aka "Walter's Canadian Spring". It was the first bar on the road in to Lahr so lots of CDN airmen stopped there for "the first one after work".
      They were great people; my buddy and I helped them in their large garden and small orchard behind their hotel.
      After long day working on base, Mary fed these 2 young hungry Canucks unbelievably good homemade goulash with home made noodles cut right from the cutting board into the boiling water. Mary also made the very best schnitzels, sausages, sauerkraut, etc. that I had ever eaten in my life. Their son Walter junior "worked" in the bar but only when it was convenient for him to do so!
      Walter senior was a great guy. He had been drafted into the Hitler youth later in the war and was nearly cut in halfo by an Italian machine gunner. Walter had a very peculiar "Texas twang" to his German accented English. He explained that he had learned English from American doctors and nurses in the US field hospital where they had saved his life and treated his wounds after being shot by the Italians. I had a German girlfriend who was an art and music student at a college near Lahr. She was a great girl, played some mean classical guitar.
      Left for Sweden in early July and never made it back to Lahr, but have often thought of this short period of my life.

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  38. Thanks for the pics. I lived in Lahr from '77 to '81. Loved it there!

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  39. We will be returning to Base Area for our biannual visit to area, we will be touring Lahr and Baden, since I was stationed there, our children have very fond memory of the our length stay in the region and areas, countries we visited. We still have family in the various places in Germany. First thing to have a beers and lengthy meals, just driving around and if we see fit stop check on old friends. Was stationed in Baden 77 to 81 and then back in 86 to 94.

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  40. Was stationed in Lahr, 1978-83. Hope your return for a visit was great. My daughter was born in Lahr in 81. Love to hear from folks that were there. Hope visit was memorable for your kids.

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  41. Can't remember what FRG was, glad to hear from someone that was there for those years. We lived in Oberweier, and I worked at the Civilian Dental Clinic at the Kaserne. Please keep in touch, where did you live, on the economy or in PMQ's.

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  42. My father was stationed in Lahr from approximately 67 until he retired in 71. His name was Len "Cam" Cameron. I have a few memories of Lahr including the "Stork Tower" restaurant and the park not far from our PMQ's. We lived in apartment like buildings that I believe were 3 stories high with 6 apartments. There were 2 of them with a set of monkey bars in between. I also went to school there and I remember my teacher "Miss Smith" who used to play the guitar. Our neighbors at the time were the ROSS PUGH family, they had 2 daughters named Audrey and Joanne. I would love to hear from anyone else who's folks were stationed there around that time. My name is Bonnie.

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    1. Hi. I lived in the PMQ's (apartment buildings until November 1972. Street name was Im Glockenguppen (I think the spelling is close). The addresses were Area _, Building _, Apartment_. Across the street were "round" apartment buildings. I have a plaque with pic of the round apartment buildings. I was 8 when we left. My father was Harry ("Sonny") Peddle. My school was Gutenburg School. My name is Darlene. I do remember a few of my classmates..Linda Berry, Brett Gilcrest. Some great memories of that area. :) My email is darleneoliver2@gmail.com

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  43. Hi my name is Nadine and my father is Ross Ennis. I was born in Lahr Germany in 1968 on the base, apparently I was the first baby girl born. 2 years ago I was lucky enough to travel back there to see Lahr as I don't remember as much as my big brother Doug. Ive recently been looking in to family history, did anyone know my dad Ross Ennis or know what he did ? I do know we lived in Wallburg. My email is: tesshall@mts.net Thank you, Nadine

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  44. Hi all,
    Curious, the kids born at Lahr was it on base or off? Wondering about if we'd qualify for A German passport.

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