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PostSubject: Help needed for 1980s Germany BFPO numbers   Help needed for 1980s Germany BFPO numbers Icon_minitime29/10/2011, 11:45

G'day everyone,

Can anyone be of assistance to locate the following, most probably German BFPO nos. for the time period 1982 to 1987 (approx.).
BFPO 220
BFPO 264
BFPO 432

Any help will be very much appreciated!
Thank you for checking.

Cheers,
Peter
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed for 1980s Germany BFPO numbers   Help needed for 1980s Germany BFPO numbers Icon_minitime29/10/2011, 12:05

Hello Gordon,

thank you much for the link!
I checked this already but the numbers I'm looking for are not listed there.

Kind regards,
Peter
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed for 1980s Germany BFPO numbers   Help needed for 1980s Germany BFPO numbers Icon_minitime29/10/2011, 14:25

Nightfighter wrote:
G'day everyone,

Can anyone be of assistance to locate the following, most probably German BFPO nos. for the time period 1982 to 1987 (approx.).
BFPO 220
BFPO 264
BFPO 432

Any help will be very much appreciated!
Thank you for checking.

Cheers,
Peter

I just did a quick Google search Peter and (I realise you were asking about 80s numbers), numbers beginning with "2" and "4" are for RN ships.

Hope that helps.
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed for 1980s Germany BFPO numbers   Help needed for 1980s Germany BFPO numbers Icon_minitime29/10/2011, 14:39

Nightfighter,

Brum is correct, BFPO numbers beginning with 2 and 4 are indeed allocated to HM ships. Look at http://www.bfpo.mod.uk/bfponumbers_ships.htm

Although you were looking at the period 1982 to 1987, BFPO 432 is now allocated to HMS Wave Knight which is a Fleet Tanker launched in 2000. Useles info but interesting.

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PostSubject: Re: Help needed for 1980s Germany BFPO numbers   Help needed for 1980s Germany BFPO numbers Icon_minitime29/10/2011, 15:01

Hello brum and jimsigs1,

thank you both for your advices.
The hint with the ships sounds good, though I haven't found out yet to which ships those numbers had been allocated in the 1980s?
Already saw that BFPO 432 is now HMS Wave Knight, maybe it was some other vessel in 1982? So far I was quite convinced those number's origin had been in Germany.
Still many question marks!

Cheers,
Peter
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