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Paderborn Garrison

Paderborn city is situated at the heart of Germany, midway between the Northern Lowlands and the mountainous central region. It is home to Paderborn Garrison which is made up of Paderborn, Sennelager, Detmold and Hameln Stations. The British took over the administration in of the nearby Sennelager Ranges in 1945 and have retained it to the present day. The range area has been developed further to meet the requirements of modern training whilst, as far as possible preserving the natural beauty of the country side.

The 20th Armoured Brigade (The Iron Fist), an armoured formation is currently based in Paderborn Garrison, as part of the 1st (UK) Armoured Division. Headquarters 20th Armoured Brigade is based in Sennelager along with 1st the Queen's Dragoon Guards (QDG), the Queen's Royal Hussars (QRH) and 200 Signal Squadron. The 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (1PWRR) and The 5th Battalion The Rifles (5 RIFLES) are located in Paderborn.

The information on this site has been compiled from various sources accessible on the internet:  acknowledgements are due to MOD Website,  Army , BFG Net , & Wikipedia
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