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1990 Agile Centaur – Galerie van Garderen

Während meiner Zeit in der Armee (von November 1989 bis Ende 1990) war ich dreimal mit dem 48 Painfbat ( 48 Pantser Infanterie Bataljon Regiment van Heutsz ) in Deutschland, aber ich habe nur Bilder vom ersten Mal im Juli. Das war die Agile Centaur-Übung, die in der ersten Woche in Sennelager begann, gefolgt von einer Woche im Raum Römershausen, westlich von Marburg.

All pictures taken by me, Erik van garderen, the Wireless Communications engineer for the 48 PainfBat A-Cie during the entire year of 1990. These pictures were taken during the exercise Agile Centaur, an exercise which was held at the end of June 1990 in Germany, the first week in Sennelager and followed by a week in the Römershausen area.

Greetings Erik van Garderen

Pict 01
The first day in Sennelager. Sergeant Rob van Breukelen (our Communications officer) busy with officework while Harrie van Sloun (our small arms engineer) and Bram Lagas (our Wired communications engineer) are observing. Even thoigh this is only 30 years ago, it is hard to believe that everything was still put to paper…
Pict 02
This is an YPR passing a Centurion wreck at the Sennelager moors.
Pict 03
Analogue photography was harder than digital photography. No flash was used while it was already quite dark. Our technical platoon (the Cie-Staf) was watching the UEFA World Championships in the middle of Sennelager using a generator and a colour television. Now it is probably assumed normal, but then it was quite special…
People visible are standing Rob van breukelen, Roland Nolle, Jan de Waal, Toon Schouten, Bram Lagas, Ronald van der Haar, Willem van der Linden, Edwin Stok, sitting Aloys Vos, Ad Marijnissen and someone I sadly don’t remember. The truck, a DAF YA-4440, was our mobile workplace for the vehicle, armament and communications engineers.
Pict 04 – 07
Jan de Waal our motor-courier on his Moto-Guzzi in the sand. It took him quite some effort to keep the motorbike straight up as these were not really designed ot be off-road…
Pict 08
Our small armes engineer Harrie van Sloun taking a nap in the Daf YA-4440 of our internal supply staff.
Pict 09
A Leopard 1V (Verbeterd, meaning improved) in Sennelager. We had four Leo 1Vs with our 14 YPR IFVs.
Pict 10
A Leopard 1V being chased by a Lightweight LaRo (LandRover) 88. Ad Marijsissen was the chauffeur of this LaRo.
Pict 11 – 13
Action picture of three Leopards advancing through the mud of Sennelager.
Pict 14
Some of the guys from the Cie Staf posing on a Leopard; Jan de Waal, Roland Nolle, Roland van der Haar, Aloys Vos and two others.
Pict 15
Lt. Herwegh in his YPR, surrounded by Ad van Gils, Roland van der Haar, WEdwin Stok, Corné Leeuwis and Freek Stellard. The last two guys did supply our platoon with everything we could ask for.
Pict 16 – 17
Ad Marijnissen proudly showing his LaRo 88 being camouflaged.
Pict 18
Ronald van der Haar (YPR engineer) and Willem van der Linden (25mm gun engineer) posing in front aof a pond in Sennelager.
Pict 19
The Hitlerturm in Sennelager, designed to show generals a nice view of al the soldiers practicing their various drills.
Pict 20
From manoeuvre area to another spot in Sennelager. View from the Cie-Staf A48 Daf YA-440 to another Daf YA-4440.
Pict 21
YPR A23 (48 Painfbat, A-Cie, 2nd platoon taking over our truck.
Pict 22
Ad Marijissen in his LaRo taking over our truck.
Pict 23
Dangerous driving, the commander of YPR A22 got out of his cupola while on the way…
Pict 24
Leopard seen from the top of a Daf YA-4440
Pict 25
Bridgelayer waiting to pick up the bridge again. Jan de Waal waiting on his Moto-Guzzi just arrived.
Pict 26
This sapper-tank was used to make a ditch, so the Leo-bridge layer could be of use…
Pict 27
The Leo bridge over the ditch.
Pict 28
YPR-PRI posing
Pict 29
Doze blade Leo ready to go.
Pict 30 – 31
YPR-PRIs of 3rd platoon posing.
Pict 32 – 34
Move, move, move, the YPR’s and tanks proceeding to another area.
Pict 35
Cie staf posing with DAF-YA4440 and Polynorm trailer. Roland Nolle, Willem ban der Linden, Edwin Stok, BRam Lagas and two others.
Pict 36
YPR on the go…
Pict 37 – 39
Selfies on a Moto Guzzi and in front of the Cie-Staf engineers truck.
Pict 40
YPR with Brand-Raye mortar crossing the ditch via the bridge.
Pict 41 – 44
Bridge-layer recovering bridge
Pict 45
Hiding a ditch…
Pict 46
Bridge layer and engineering tank in Sennelager
Pict 47 – 48
Wild boards with piglets. These guys and girls caused some platoons valuable time. With only blanks, the platoons did not dare to disembark their vehicles…
Pict 49
Roland Nolle (writer) and Jan de Waal (motor couroer) posing.
Pict 50
Jan de Waal riding his Moto Guzzi on rough terrain.
Pict 51 – 52
Convoy from manoeuvre area to British army base for the weekend.
Pict 53
Long wheelbase Laro stuck on a rock. It took 10 soldiers to lift it off and get it moving again…
Pict 54
Sgt Rob van Breukelen (Communications), Sgt Corné Leeuwis (Supplies), Bram Lagas (Communications) and Aloys Vos (LaRo chauffeur)
Pict 55 – 57
Continuing in the convoy to the Army base.
Pict 58
Me posing in front of the YPR of the 2nd Lt, driven by Maurice Grubben.
Pict 59
Convoy ready to enter the Army base.
Pict 60
LaRo88 with axle problems. Toon Schouten and another engineer working while the rest of the soldiers are waiting to get their barbeque meat…
Pict 61 – 65
Barbeque at the British Army base near Sennelager
Pict 66
At a parking spot near Römershausen.
Pict 67 – 68
A helicopter at a school play park. I still don’t like the lieutenant whoch showed up late. If she would not have showed up at all, I could have made photographs from high up…
Pict 69
This is what is meant with boots on the ground…
Pict 70
Willem van der Linden (25mm Cannon engineer) in camouflage…
Pict 71 – 72
Waiting for the next action on the parking spot in Römershausen.
Pict 73
M113 C&V with living camouflage passing by…
Pict 74 – 76
Lousy attempt at photographing a bird of prey.
Pict 77
Being a soldier is sometimes quite relaxing…
Pict 78 – 79
Jan de Waal and Roland Nolle dancing in front of an ammunitions truck…
Pict 80
Engineer Toon Schouten and coerier Jan de Waal on a country road.
Pict 81
The beautiful countryside which we could enjoy as soldiers…
Pict 82 – 87  and 89 – 93
Gathering on an abandoned trainstation (sorry I do not know the name anymore). Parking the tracked vehicles was a bit scary as the pebbles which layed between the railwaysleepers were catapulted by the IFV tracks when they turned….
Pict 88
YPR’s in Paderborn waiting to be transported by train.
Pict 94 – 95
Driving home in the Daf YA-4440…

 

 

 

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  1. 6
    Michael Uffmann

    Moin,
    Großartige Bildserie! Da werden Erinnerungen wach 😀….. die Niederländer waren auch öfter mal hier im Osnabrücker Land unterwegs….vielen Dank das du uns die Bilder zeigst……
    Gruß
    Michi

  2. 5
    Totti

    Hi Erik….tolle Bilder aus der “guten alten Zeit”. Die Qualität der Bilder ist für das Alter absolut TOP. Da kommen viele Erinnerungen hoch beim betrachten der Bilder. YPR und Leos in Action gab es im Raum Uelzen und Lüneburg ohne Ende in den 80ern!!. Meist waren es die Einheiten aus Seedorf, oder Langemannshof/Bergen. Auch die alten Landrover haben bis heute einen besonderen Charme finde ich. Vielen Dank und weiter so….

    Grüße

    Totti

  3. 4
    Erik van Garderen

    Danke schön!
    Thank you for the nice comments. It is a pleasure to ensure the atmosphere of my time in the army can be kept on a great site and made visible to others.

    With kind rgeards,
    Erik van Garderen

  4. 3
    Klaus Sillr

    Die Bilder —> eins bessssssssssssser als das andere. Ein Traum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Da werden Erinnerungen an die eigene Dienstzeit aufgerufen!

    Klasse.
    Danke fürs zeigen

    Grüße an alle
    Klaus

  5. 2
    Guenther H.

    Bilder aus dem Leben eines Soldaten…wobei auch hier der Spruch gilt: “Die Hälfte seines Lebens, wartet der Soldat vergebens! Und wer kennt sie nicht, die Wilden Schweine oder Rothirsche die sich bei Schießbetrieb auf den Schießbahnen auf den Übungsplätzen rumtrieben.
    So manche Feuerpause hatte man ihnen zu verdanken, bis sich die Herrschaften wieder dazu bequemten, selbige zu verlassen..ungenutzt lies solche unfreiwilligen Unterbrechungen niemand, besonders wenn er Raucher war.
    Man wartete förmlich darauf, bis der Befehl kam: “Feuer einstellen, Wild auf der Schießbahn”…

    Grüße und Dankeschön für’s Zeigen!

    Günther

  6. 1
    Lars de Vries

    Hallo Erik,

    eine unfassbare Galerie……genau so hab ich meine niederländischen Freunde in Erinnerung. Immer freundlich und für einen Spaß zu haben. Authentischer können Bilder kaum sein….mittendrin statt nur dabei. Unser Dorf sah mehrmals im Jahr so aus…die Soldaten haben teilweise bei uns im Haus geschlafen und Muttern hat das Frühstück zubereitet…was für eine tolle und friedliche Zeit, ich vermisse das sehr. Obendrein ein Manöver das noch nicht bei uns erfasst ist…mehr geht nicht. BESTE Grüße aus Niedersachsen. Lars de Vries

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