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Sennelager Training Area, Paderborn, Detmold, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany

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Location Category ID: 800
Added to Database: 22 April 2011
Last Edited: 23 April 2011
Address: Haustenbeck, 33189 Schlangen, Lippe
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Other Links: Wikipedia
YouTube – Haustenbeck Tank Video
Critical Past – Haustenbeck Tank Videos
Wikipedia.de – Haustenbeck
Sennelager Museum 1
Sennelager Museum 2
Panzer Wrecks
Latitude, Longitude: 51.86249988 , 8.75988007
Location Accuracy: 7
Tanks Previously Here: 1: Tiger II Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Captured at Haustenbeck 1945)
2: Jagdtiger Tank Destroyer - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Captured at Haustenbeck 1945)
3: FV101 Scorpion CVR(T) Light Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Service in BAOR)
4: FV101 Scorpion CVR(T) Light Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (BAOR Service – January 1980-May 1987)
5: A34 Comet Tank - Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Isle of Wight, South East England, Britain (1993 – probable location)
6: A41 Centurion Tank - Defence College of Management and Technology, Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, South East England, Britain (2ADS early 1980s)
7: A41 Centurion Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Service with 1 RTR and 9/12 Lancers and QDG – presumed to be in BAOR)
8: A41 Centurion Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (BAOR service with 9/12 Royal Lancers and 1RTR 1960s)
9: FV4005 Self-Propelled Heavy Anti-Tank Gun - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (BAOR Service December 1972 – November 1975)
10: FV4006 Centurion Armoured Recovery Vehicle - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Service with Scots DG – 1974)
11: FV4006 Centurion Armoured Recovery Vehicle - The Tank Museum - Tankfest Arena, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Service with 2 ADS and 4/7 DAG 1984-93)
12: FV4006 Centurion Armoured Recovery Vehicle - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Training in BAOR)
13: FV4203 Centurion AVRE 105 Engineer Vehicle - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Service in BAOR ca1968-1977)
14: FV4201 Chieftain Tank - ATDU and Solitary Vehicles, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Service with Blues & Royals and Life Guards)
15: FV4201 Chieftain Tank - Aldershot Military Museum and MWEE, Aldershot, Hampshire, South East England, Britain (2ADS Hamm 1982 – QRIH York Barracks Münster 1983 – 23 Base Workshop Wetter 1989)
16: FV4201 Chieftain Tank - Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton, Buckinghamshire, South East England, Britain (Training in BAOR)
17: FV4201 Chieftain Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Training in BAOR)
18: FV4201 Chieftain Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Training in BAOR 1969-89)
19: FV4201 Chieftain Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Service in BAOR)
20: Chieftain AVRE Engineer Vehicle - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Served with 2 ADS & 14/20 Hussars – 1989)
21: Chieftain Willich AVRE Engineer Vehicle - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (RE BAOR service 1987)
22: Chieftain Willich AVRE Engineer Vehicle - The Tank Museum - Tankfest Arena, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Service QRIH – 4 RTR – 5 IDG)
23: FV214 Conqueror Heavy Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Trials in BAOR)


The Sennelager Training Area (German: Truppenübungsplatz Senne) is a military training area in Germany under the control of British Forces based in Paderborn Garrison. It stretches from the village of Sennelager in the south to the town of Augustdorf in the north. The name Sennelager literally translates as Camp on the Senne – a name it received in 1851 when the Prussians used the area as a training camp for their cavalry. At the time, the area belonged to what was then the Neuhaus region and was largely unpopulated. This camp was later expanded into a full training facility for the armed forces, most notably during the reign of Wilhelm II. During the First World War there was a POW camp here which housed merchant seamen, most notably many British trawlermen who had been taken prisoner after their ships were sunk by German raiders in the North Sea, especially in the first days of the war. (Source: Wikipedia).
During the Third Reich the village was used as a military loading station, and the village’s railway station shows signs of this – there are facilities for loading military vehicles onto trains which are still regularly used by the British and German armies (source: Wikipedia). Henschel had a tank testing ground (Henschel Panzerversuchsstation) at Haustenbeck, a village in the centre of the training area. The inhabitants of Haustenbeck were resettled from 1937 to 1939 to allow expansion of the training area (source: Wikipedia.de). Vehicles tested here included the Porsche Tiger II and Jagdtiger that are now at the Bovington tank museum, and the E-100 chassis that was moved to England after the war (and later scrapped).
At the end of World War II, the historic military base passed first briefly into the administration of the United States Army, before a more long-term handover to the British who retain control to this day, using the area as a training facility (source: Wikipedia). During the 1950s there was a small museum in Sennelager containing a number of vehicles, including a Jagdtiger (with gun support), a Jagdpanther and a late production Tiger; it is not known what happened to them.

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April 2011

Sennelager landscape, photo by gruenenrw
1: Sennelager landscape, photo by gruenenrw

Taken: 9 April 2011
Contributor: Flickr
Location Photo ID: 451
Added: 23 April 2011
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