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Germany winter 1963 IP: 22.214.171.124 Posted on 5/2/2020 at 16:14:15 by Peter Swensson
The following post was sent to me by Joe Shepherd who served in the 1st Battalion band."All the winters in Osnabruck were bitterly cold, but I remember one in particular at around that time because I was desperately ill. Quebeck Bks, as you will remember, was a converted POW camp (they put glass in the windows!).
We had no central heating, no coal for the pot bellied stoves, the food was bloody awful and we were starving.
I came down with a bad chest infection which lasted nearly two months, in fact Tony Richards was on the point of sending me back to the UK. Every day I had to report to the MRS about three miles away, and the LF guard commanders took great delight in telling me there was no transport.I was forced to walk, sometimes through a foot of snow, howling gales and sub zero temperatures with a hacking cough and a rageing temperature. On two days of the week I had to get on a bus, no heating of course, from the MRS To Munster BMH and then repeat the whole bloody process in reverse"