Westfalen Garrison

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Westfalen Garrison is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Westfalen Garrison
Location in North Rhine-Westphalia

Westfalen Garrison is a major British garrison with facilities located in Paderborn, Sennelager and Gütersloh in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany which now forms the major part of British Forces Germany. It is the home of 20th Armoured Brigade and most of its subordinate units. Headquarters Westfalen Garrison is based at Antwerp Barracks in Sennelager.

History[edit]

Alanbrooke Barracks (formerly the Infantrie Kaserne)
Barker Barracks (formerly the Panzer Kaserne)
Horrocks Barracks (built in 1370 as Neuhaus)
Wentworth Barracks (built in 1934 as Stobbe Kaserne after Major-General Otto Stobbe)

The oldest part of Paderborn Garrison was Neuhaus at Paderborn which dates back to 1370 and which became Horrocks Barracks after the Second World War.[1] The main part of Paderborn Garrison has its origins in the Infantrie Kaserne, which was built in the early 20th century on Elsenerstrasse, and the Panzer Kaserne, which were built in the 1930s on Driburgerstrasse, and which went on, after the War, to become Alanbrooke Barracks and Barker Barracks respectively.[2]

Linsingen Kaserne (named after General Alexander von Linsingen) was built in Hamelin in the 1930s; this went on to be Gordon Barracks.[3] Meanwhile, at Herford, Estorff Kaserne (named after Major-General Ludwig von Estorff) and Stobbe Kaserne (named after Major-General Otto Stobbe) were built in 1934: these went on, after the war, to become Hammersmith Barracks and Wentworth Barracks respectively.[4] Also at Herford Otto Weddigen Kaserne (named after Captain Otto Weddigen) was built around the same time: this became Harewood Barracks.[5]

Additional barracks that were established at Sennelager, a city quarter of Paderborn, also became part of Paderborn Garrison. Gütersloh Garrison had its origins in two Royal Air Force stations: RAF Sundern which was handed over by the Royal Air Force to the British Army as Mansergh Barracks in 1961 and RAF Gütersloh which was handed over by the Royal Air Force as Princess Royal Barracks in 1993.[6]

The present garrison was created, in accordance with the Ministry of Defence's Army Basing Programme,[7] when Paderborn Garrison and Gütersloh Garrison merged to form a new "super-garrison" named Westfalen Garrison on 1 April 2014.[8] Hameln Station was handed back in November 2014[9] and Herford Station was handed back, once 1st Armoured Division had changed role and then moved to York, in June 2015.[10] Facilities under the garrison's control include the Sennelager Training Area.[11]

Locations[edit]

Locations within the garrison area include:
Paderborn Station (formerly part of Paderborn Garrison):

Sennelager Station (formerly part of Paderborn Garrison):

Hameln Station (formerly part of Paderborn Garrison):

Gütersloh Station (formerly part of Gütersloh Garrison):

Herford Station (formerly part of Gütersloh Garrison):

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Newhaus near Paderborn". EBIDAT. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Station Commander's Forward". BFG net. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Gordon Barracks". BAOR locations. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Military Barracks in Herford from 1934 until 1937". BAOR locations. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Harewood Barracks". BAOR locations. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Princess Royal Barracks". BAOR locations. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Army Basing Programme" (PDF). November 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Farewell to the 1st Westfalen Garrison Commander". Paderborn Station News. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Handing Back Hameln". Ministry of Defence. 6 March 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Soldiers start Germany farewell". Daily Mail. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Sennelager Ranges and Training Area". BAOR locations. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Alanbrooke Barracks". BAOR locations. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  13. ^ "5 RIFLES". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  14. ^ "5 Rifles". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  15. ^ a b "Barker Barracks". BAOR locations. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  16. ^ "35 Engineer Regiment". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  17. ^ "Horrocks Barracks". BAOR locations. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  18. ^ "Antwerp Barracks". BAOR locations. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  19. ^ "20th Armoured Brigade". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  20. ^ "Athlone Barracks". BAOR locations. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  21. ^ "Queen's Royal Hussars". BFG net. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  22. ^ "Dempsey Barracks". BAOR locations. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  23. ^ "Raising The Flag For British Army Medics". Forces TV. 21 July 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  24. ^ "Normandy Barracks". BAOR locations. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  25. ^ "Germany - Brydon House". British Army. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  26. ^ "Mansergh Barracks". BAOR locations. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  27. ^ "26 Regiment". British Army. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  28. ^ "102 Logistic Brigade". British Army. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  29. ^ "Deployments: Germany". British Army. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  30. ^ "Hammersmith Barracks". BAOR locations. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  31. ^ "Wentworth Barracks". BAOR locations. Retrieved 10 October 2015.

Coordinates: 51°46′41″N 8°43′12″E / 51.778°N 8.720°E / 51.778; 8.720