Kent School Association

A website for ex-pupils and staff of Kent School, Rheindahlen, Germany. This association has the primary aim of increasing social links between fellow Kenties, regardless of when they were at the School.

The Association also wants to be organisers of adventurous reunions (in 2006 they arranged a visit to the old school buildings!) and have also had large scale bashes at Minehead and Skegness.

The Windsor Society

A website for ex-pupils and staff of Windsor School, Rheindahlen, Germany. The Windsor Society was formed towards the end of 1991 by Bob Jordan and Phil Bailey, both in Edinburgh House during the 1960’s.

The Windsor Society publishes a twice-a-year newsletter, full membership lists and a thirty six page magazine which are distributed free to all members.

Membership is open to all former pupils and staff (teaching and non-teaching) of Windsor School, Windsor Boys School and Windsor Girls school, Hamm, germany between 1953 and 1993.

BFES / SCE Association

Are you currently working, have you recently left, or will you soon be leaving SCE? Have you worked for any of SCE’s predecessors, such as SCS, SCEA or BFES? If so, then you are eligible to join the Association.

This is an opportunity to keep up with friends, present and former colleagues. It will allow you to keep up with what is going on in SCE around the world. There are also opportunities for you to enjoy professional and social functions.

The Wilhelmshaven Association, Prince Rupert School, 1947-1972

A website for ex-pupils and staff of Prince Rupert School, Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

The website has a public section aimed at locating former pupils and staff as well as a members section for fully paid up members (700+).

The Army Children Archive (TACA)

A website chronicling British Army children’s history.

If your parent’s career as a regular soldier in the British Army meant that you grew up as an army child, or are still doing so, do consider contributing your own story to The Army Children Archive (TACA).

Not only will others be interested in reading about your experiences, but your contribution will also be preserved for historians to learn from in the future.

Facebook Group - "JHQ Rheindahlen"

This is a “Closed” Facebook Group with over 1,450 members for anyone who remembers living and experiencing JHQ Rheindahlen....especially those who can remember the Blue Pool/Royal upstairs even before it was a restaurant, or the Queensway or Marlborough Clubs.

Did you go to the Astra Cinema, the Dutch Bar, the JRC Club at Wegberg Hospital. Did anyone go drinking in the Dutch bar? Who caught the last 23 bus home to JHQ after a night out in MG? Did you ever eat or drink in the Oase?

Total JHQ Rheindahlen 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's. Let's have your experiences and memories please!

Facebook Group - "Queens school, rheindahlen, germany"

This is a “Open” Facebook Group with over 600 members for anyone from the years 1978-1984 (although this appears to have expanded to those people who attended the school outside of the original target period).

Facebook Group - "Houses on JHQ"

This is a “Closed” Facebook Group with over 700 members for anyone who wants to view or upload photos of houses on JHQ. Hundreds of photos sorted by street name!

Facebook Page - "Queen's School Rheindahlen"

This is a "Open" Facebook Page with over 340 "likes".

Set up by Alan Fraser (1957-63) to allow former Queen's School pupils and teachers to exchange information and photos. Suggested by Barbara née Simpson (1961-64).

Queen's was one of several British Forces schools in Germany, others being Prince Rupert School at Wilhelmshaven, Windsor School at Hamm, Gloucester School at Hohne and Kent School at Hostert. Rheindahlen was the Joint HQ of BAOR (British Army of the Rhine), NORTHAG (Northern Army Group) and 2nd ATAF (2nd Allied Tactical Air Force). After being run down for many years, it is expected to close around 2015.

King Alfred School, Ploen, 1948-1959

A website for ex-pupils and staff of King Alfred School, Ploen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

The school opened in May 48 as a co-educational boarding school for the children of the British Armed Forces and Control Commission personnel stationed in the British zone of Germany.

It was situated on the shores of the Grosser Plöner See, in a beautiful area of hills and woods often called Holstein Switzerland.

Days of Future Past, thomasatattamus / Flickr

A fantastic collection of photographs of JHQ!

Well worth a visit. Those photographs portraying the emptiness of what used to be home to thousands of former pupils and staff are particularly emotive.