JHQ Rheindahlen houses the Headquarters United Kingdom Support Command which is the administrative HQ of the British Army in Europe. JHQ was built in the early 1950s to meet the need for a Headquarters for the British Occupation Forces following the end of WWII. It now forms the Rhine Garrison with Elmpt Station.
The Rheindahlen Military Complex (JHQ) is a military township housing military and entitled civilian personnel and their families. Known as ‘little England’ by the local German community, JHQ is largely self-sufficient in terms of schooling, medical, welfare, spiritual, shopping and recreational provision. There are outstations at Wegberg, approximately 1 mile away and in Moenchengladbach, about 6 miles away. There are three local primary schools namely St Patrick's School , St Andrew's School and St George's School . There is also a Secondary School called Windsor School . The station has lots of amenities including a swimming pool, 2 gyms, fitness centre, large Naafi, several other shops selling various goods, bank, 3 churches, Adult Education Centre, cinema, library, bowling alley, Amateur Theatre Club, Medical Centre, Dental Centre.
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. The site is intended to be an impartial and useful source of information about the Forces Base and surrounding area for members of HM Armed Forces, their families and civilians working on the Base. There should be nothing of a sensitive nature as everything here is readily available on the internet. If you spot anything that is out of date or just plain wrong, please contact us.