LAST UPDATED december 2015
THE 
RAF WINTERBERG
WEB SITE

www.RAFWinterberg.co.uk
Includes pages of information on the North German Gee Chain, Iburg, Uchte and Nordhorn
 
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INTRODUCTION

During the war, a small radio navigation unit was set up at Winterberg in West Germany. During the nineteen fifties a small group of, mainly, National Servicemen were still there and at three other sites in northern Germany.

A reunion of some of the ex Winterberg staff took place in 1996 thanks to the efforts of John Devey. John passed away the following year but another reunion took place in 1998 and a third in July 1999, in Winterberg. A fourth took  place in the UK on November 11th 2000. 

On this website we have tried to assemble as much material as we can about not only Winterberg in the 1950's but also it's previous history, the people, the stories and the other stations in the 'chain', Iburg, Uchte and Nordhorn. We have also included the USAAF base and the 'Fixer' unit which shared the location.

We are also interested in stories of other service personnel who were at the leave centre or Army ski training school.

I have now moved back to London from Leicester and E:Mail contact has changed. I have also moved site to a new host. Any difficulty accessing it please let me know

Copyright 1999/2015 Keith Mason. Produced in London, England. 


NAVIGATING THE SITE
The site is divided into several section. From this page you can go to individual pages exclusively about Winterberg using the LINKS ON THE RIGHT
A second section called
Winterberg 'Extra'
covers the whole North German Gee Chain and can be accessed on the right or by clicking above. The extra pages have their own index which you can use to go to any pages you wish to see. You can return to the main index from any page.
 if you enjoy your visit please return again. E:Mails are also welcome and there are links on most of the pages.
New material is always welcome. You can post it to me,or E:Mail it.  You can also ring me or send a SMS text message to 07952 982 281. Landline is 02034898461

NEW PHOTOS FROM GERMANY
From Dr. Christian Freitag

I have just come across a very nice view of the bar room in the old Snow Inn Winterberg   by the way, today the building is used as the Winterberg Town Hall. Was there a couple of weeks ago. I thought you might like to have a look into the past. 
 
Did you visit the Snow Inn bar when you were stationed in Winterberg? If so, you will enjoy the picture even more - have a drink or two, but mind the closing time! (It says 12 on the clock on the upper right hand side shelf!)
 
With best wishes and cheers -
Christian.

NEW PAGE
GETTING THERE. THE SHIPS AND TRAINS

ss Vienna worst ship in the world ?



VIDEO OF 1999 TRIP TO GERMANY
John Welsh has put together a one hour video. Copies £1.50 including postage. E:Mail to




Two new aerial views of the Asten Turm sent to us by Dr. Christian Freitag. Click on image to enlarge


GERMAN VERSION 
 A german language version of this page

Top of page



WIKIPEDIA ENTRY
FOR GEE RADAR
Click here to read




BATTLE OF BRITAIN PARADE 1956


GEE NEWS MAGAZINE
FROM 1960

PDF FILE


NEW WEBSITE

A new website for RAF Worth Matravers where many of the gee operators were trained can be found on
www.raf-worth-matravers-veterans.co.uk



DO YOU REMEMBER GEOFF ?
Subject: AMES 103
bernie@bernardrabone.co.uk
My father who is now housebound has asked me to post this message. He was LAC Geoff Rabone and he served in Winterberg with AMES 103 from 1945-1947Does anyone remember him and wish to contact him 
Regards,Bernard Rabone


REUNION 2007
Photographs  can be viewed at
2007 reunion page


NEW PHOTOS FROM BRIAN STIFF 
Now on Uchte and Iberg pages.

NEW SEPT 2010
ROWLANDS PHOTO ALBUM 
OF UCHTE

GUYS PHOTO ALBUM
A selection of photos from Guy Strudwick

RON'S PHOTO ALBUM
A selection of photos from Ron Powers

ROYS PHOTO ALBUM
A selection of photos from Roy Adams

PAUL'S PHOTO ALBUM
A selection of photos from Paul Simison

Some new fixer photos have been received from Noel Weir and Mick Bowman


WINTERBERG WEBCAMS.
VISIT WINTERBERG AS IT IS NOW. JUST CLICK ON A NUMBER
1 2 3 4 5



  A Seasonal View of Winterberg in the 1950's



CONTACTS
WINTERBERG PHOTO ALBUM 1
WINTERBERG PHOTO ALBUM 2
'EXTRA PAGES'
IBURG
NORDHORN
UCHTE
LOOKING FOR
LETTERS
NEWS
STORIES
HISTORY OF CHAIN
JOHN DEVEY'S DIARY
IN MEMORIUM
1999 REUNION WINTERBERG
1999 REUNION PHOTOS
2000 REUNION.
FULL EMAIL LIST
NATIONAL SERVICE
REFEXIONS ON A CHAIN
POEMS
RONS PHOTO ALBUM
ROYS PHOTO ALBUM
PAULS PHOTOALBUM
GUYS PHOTO ALBUM
ROWLANDS UCHTE PHOTO ALBUM



PLEASE DIG OUT YOUR OLD PHOTOS
WEARE ALWAYS HAPPY TO SEE THEN AND WILL CREATE YOUR OWN ALBUM PAGE !


I ALSO HAVE AN INTERESTING WEB SITE BASED ON WARTIME LETTERS BETWEEN MY PARENTS

VISIT IT AT

WWW.OLIVEANDERIC.COM


NEW
WHAT'S THE WEATHER IN WINTERBERG NOW ?
click to find out

GOOGLE IMAGE OF WINTERBERG

GOOGLE  IMAGE OF ASTEN TURM

GOOGLE IMAGE WINTERBERG CAMP SITE

 

www.RAFWinterberg.co.uk