FULL EMAIL LIST
1999 REUNION WINTERBERG
1999 REUNION PHOTOS
JOHN DEVEY'S DIARY
EXTRA PAGES INDEX
PHOTO ALBUM 1
PHOTO ALBUM 2
from Brian Stiff (received June 2011)
FROM TERRY MITCHELL 1963-66
From Pete Hardwicke
A pic of myself with my pal Johnny Hitchin, enjoying a jar at a Gasthaus in Uchte in 1960.
I've attached a pic of 'Doggy' Tech site, which I took in the early summer, 1960. We had been on the new automatic system for about 7 months, and the old Gee vehicles had long been scrapped.
The pic shows the view from the entrance to the site, the diesel generators were in the prefabricated 'shed', the large Tx 1365's were in the first part of the building as you look at the pic, and the new Cossor?? Rx's were in the far end of the building.
We rarely had any D O R's, but one night in October 1961, the aerials were struck by lightning, and we were 'down for several days!!
I'm not sure when the Gee chain was switched off, but when I visited the area in 1986, the tech site had been converted into a nice private residence, and the domestic site in Uchte was used as a German Red Cross emergency depot.
Will send some more gen soon.
From Terry Mitchell
Was stationed at Uchte 1963-66,two daughters born there,one is now married to Q.P.R`s manager Ian Holloway.
684849 Sgt.Terry (Mitch) Mitchell (90th Apps.). 3 Photos attached (below)
From Peter Magnall
I received a message from Harry English, formerly C.O. at Uchte, in response to my letter containing lots of the information from the Winterberg website.Harry had this to relate:
In September 1954 Harry was posted direct from OCTU to 2nd ATAF to be Station Signals Officer at Gutersloh but was diverted to Butzweilerhof where the NCO and Airmen members of the shortly to be formed North Germany GEE Chain were due to arrive later in the month. W.O. Coombes, Flt. Sgts Ayres & Cotton and Harry duly sorted out the members for each unit and for a brief period Harry was O.C. all four units.
In addition to those names above here are a few more remembered by Harry from early days at Uchte:
Flt. Sgt. Ruthven,
NOTE: the bracketed notes are my additions.
If I remember correctly there is a very interesting story attached to Flt. Sgt. Cotton which I might relate at a later date because it will take some time in the telling.
Plenty of space here for more photos or material about the Uchte site. Send by E:mail
Top of page