reply to post by SOXMIS
And a big Hello to SOXMIS & foxhoundone.
I am currently based in Germany at Hohne Camp (Just North of Bergen-Belson) and live in Celle.
The place is riddled with stories of old, conspiracy theories and ghost stories. I love it all, I love military history and the wife has a morbid
fascination with the holocaust, only person I know to get excited that we will be living within a short distance of the former concentration camp.
I have only just moved to Celle from Bergen and wanted to find out more about the former military camps within the town, thats how I stumbled on this
thread. It's been a great read over the last few days... I'm a slow reader. But I've managed to visit Blk14 and the former Taunton Bks. Almost no
sign of the past military presence, apart from the obvious military construction of the buildings around.
I've heard the story of the divers a number of times from various people since arriving in Germany in 2011. Some say it was from the former Glyn
Hughes Hospital (At Hohne) some saying it was in the Round House Cellars... But I've managed to explore both. Although the Glyn Hughes Hospital had
some strange cellars, with blast doors? (inside locks) and slight flooding, there was nothing untoward and the Round House cellars... NAAFI have
renovated them, so nothing untoward there. However the Round House has a very odd feel to the place, esp. when I was on Ord Sgt and had to do a sweep
of the place at night... I called the QRF out to do it with me... I don't scare easy, but that place was weird... A little on the Nazi history of the
But the Blk14 divers story looks like where it originated from, the most 'plausible' one i've heard yet.
reply to post by rob738
Originally posted by rob738
but I'm pretty sure he also showed us 2 pieces of glass, a bricks width apart, in a wall which acted as a window through to another room. On the
inside of the glass, scratched into it were shapes and letters/words. I can't remember what the inscriptions were, but he told us that every time the
German authorities removed the glass and replaced it with clear pieces the inscriptions returned within days. I'm pretty sure it was in that building
that he showed us as we didn't do that many medics courses, but I cannot be 100% certain. Has anyone out there heard this story before.
Rob, I'm told the glass was in the window of the former Glyn Hughes Barracks on Hohne camp (Not the Hospital) and was in a room used, when
Bergen-Belson was liberated, for the displaced persons.
The story goes... The glass was broken by accident and replaced with a new pain, within a week the etchings on the glass had reappeared. Thinking it
was a hoax, the SQMS/RQMS ordered for the glass to be replaced at the cost of those in the room, to teach them a lesson and to have respect. The glass
was replace and within a week the etching reappeared. The glass was removed again and replaced with a new one, but the etched piece was this time
placed in the RHQ safe of the Medical Regiment occupying Glyn Hughes Barracks. I'm told it's still there today in the RHQ Safe of 2 Medical Regt. I
need to follow this one up!
If you were on a Medical Course, it sounds about right you did it with a Medical Regt. So this sound like a match.
One of the reasons I've joined this 4 year old thread is to find out more about Wesendorf Barracks and the building used by 226/14 Sigs as a
listening post. Which building was it? I've found the camp/airfield on Google maps, but not able to see the former rail head or tracks? So having
trouble in identifying the building/s used. Is someone able to give me some guidence on this?
I am big on Urban Exploration and even got involved in ghost hunting out here (don't laugh - It's fun) so this is a place I want to check out. It
looks like the camp is unoccupied at the moment too.
Hope this thread is still being watched it's been a good read.