Wednesday, March 4, 2020

After 75 Years The Last British Base In Germany Has Closed


The Guardian: British army hands back last headquarters in Germany

Catterick Barracks Bielefeld is closing with the withdrawal of 20,000 army personnel

The British army has relinquished control of its last remaining military headquarters in Germany following 75 years in the country, ahead of the final withdrawal of serving personnel.

Following the second world war, the UK was among a number of allied nations to retain a military presence in Germany but it halved the amount of soldiers after the fall of the iron curtain.

About 20,000 British service personnel have been steadily withdrawn since 2010 during “Operation Owl” under cost-cutting measures announced by former prime minister David Cameron.

On Saturday, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed the UK would continue to have a military presence in Germany beyond 2020 once the withdrawal of British army units to the UK has been completed.

However, around 185 British army personnel and 60 MoD civilians are set to remain.

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Update #1: After 75 years in Germany, the British army has pulled out of its last base there (Business Insider/SOFREP)
Update #2: British Military Base Handed Back To Germany (Forces.net)

WNU Editor: A definite end to an era.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

Last time we did that they invaded the Czechs 8 years later & the Poles 9 years later & bombed our chip shop 10 years later­čśĽ

Anonymous said...

Unknown,

Yeah, its genetic. What!

Has Germany suffered a devastating WW1 in the last 20 or 30 years?

Have they faced famine after that war due to a British blockade (like the one the British had that ended in 1991)?

The armistice was signed in November 11, 1918.

Besides those that died think of all those children with malnutrition. Much easier to brainwash those.

Has Germany been further dismembered in the last 50 years?


No, I think the Germans like their 6 weeks of vacation every year than going to war.


The only thing that might upset things is rampant immigration of rapefugees. That is a Europe wide problem.