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PostSubject: My Grandfather in the BOAR Ripon baracks   10/12/2011, 11:10

Hi there,
i have many photos of my grandfather and other men in front of the Ripon Baracks i am assuming in the early 50s. What i don't completely understand from this time is that my grandfather was from Yugoslavia and my grandmother was German. It may be that he moved to Germany at some stage prior. My grandfather always spoke of being in the british army but we didn't really understand why. Can anyone connect the dots for me.
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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather in the BOAR Ripon baracks   10/12/2011, 11:17

Could have beesn MSO
Take a look here

http://bfg-locations.editboard.com/f172-mso-and-gso
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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather in the BOAR Ripon baracks   10/12/2011, 11:56

Gordon. wrote:
Could have beesn MSO
Take a look here

http://bfg-locations.editboard.com/f172-mso-and-gso



Thanks for that. It was very helpful.
Do you know if there is a way to find what his particular role was? i have photos of him a the gate but also standing in front of large trucks (transport vehicles i am assuming)
I also have images of him working on a train line which i know has something to do with a ship used for navy training but this may have been after his time with the BOAR.
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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather in the BOAR Ripon baracks   10/12/2011, 16:02

Hi,

I would agree with Gordon, as I was attached to 1 Corps Defence Conpany a MSO Unit of Yugoslav's. We moved into Ripon Barracks towards the end of 1952. Previously the Unit was stationed in Bad Oyenhausan.

If indeed the Unit was MSO, I certainly knew Your Grandfather.

Hope this information helps.

Geoff Smith (REME)
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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather in the BOAR Ripon baracks   10/12/2011, 16:15

Geoff Smith wrote:
Hi,

I would agree with Gordon, as I was attached to 1 Corps Defence Conpany a MSO Unit of Yugoslav's. We moved into Ripon Barracks towards the end of 1952. Previously the Unit was stationed in Bad Oyenhausan.

If indeed the Unit was MSO, I certainly knew Your Grandfather.

Hope this information helps.

Geoff Smith (REME)

Geoff,

This is a little off subject but I notice that you have "Ellesmere" in your Battle Honours.

Would that be the one in Shropshire ?

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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather in the BOAR Ripon baracks   11/12/2011, 09:10

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Do you know if there is a way to find what his particular role was? i have photos of him a the gate but also standing in front of large trucks (transport vehicles i am assuming)
I also have images of him working on a train line which i know has something to do with a ship used for navy training but this may have been after his time with the BOAR
How about showing us your Photos
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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather in the BOAR Ripon baracks   14/12/2011, 21:37

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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather in the BOAR Ripon baracks   14/12/2011, 21:39

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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather in the BOAR Ripon baracks   15/12/2011, 14:51

If that pistol in the hand of the center man is for real, he deffinetly has no sense of safe handling. Finger on trigger and pointed at the man on his right. Also I don't imagine pistols were an issued item to these troops.
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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather in the BOAR Ripon baracks   15/12/2011, 15:05

Could be that he just lit his cigarette with it? bom
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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather in the BOAR Ripon baracks   22/12/2011, 00:24

brilliant photos, i was at Rippon in the early 70's.
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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather in the BOAR Ripon baracks   26/12/2011, 18:29

Those Jugoslav guards were not MCO but CMWS (Civilian Mixed Watchman Services) or something very close,I have it exactly in one of my other entries.We had them at 80 Supply Depot Hannover and at Catterick Barracks Bielefeld,where they were truly the only armed gaurd,they had bullets,we disn't.
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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather in the BOAR Ripon baracks   26/12/2011, 18:32

I can't spell MSO. We called them the Black Watch because of their dark uniforms.
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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather in the BOAR Ripon baracks   30/12/2011, 11:22

The initials MSO stand for Mixed Service Order.
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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather in the BOAR Ripon baracks   30/12/2011, 21:11

Geoff Smith wrote:
The initials MSO stand for Mixed Service Order.

I thought it stood for Mixed Service Organisation!!
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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather in the BOAR Ripon baracks   30/12/2011, 23:36

Ripon Bks

Picture shows the place your Grandfather Stood as it looks now.
(Google Street View).



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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather in the BOAR Ripon baracks   31/12/2011, 17:50

JAL you are correct it is Mixed Service Organisation. I served in Hamm with 617 Tk Tptr Sqn MSO, MSO Depot was in the same barracks.
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PostSubject: Re: My Grandfather in the BOAR Ripon baracks   16/1/2012, 21:22

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