BFG/BAOR/RAFG Locations

www.baor-locations.org
 
HomeHome  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log in  
Latest topics
» Troopships
WRAC Icon_minitimeToday at 14:11 by colinm

» Eagle at Mansergh Gate
WRAC Icon_minitime18/10/2019, 20:00 by Pborn4

» RAF Gütersloh
WRAC Icon_minitime18/10/2019, 19:29 by Pborn4

» Mansergh Bks - History
WRAC Icon_minitime18/10/2019, 12:44 by Pborn4

» Prix Leclerc History Question
WRAC Icon_minitime14/10/2019, 02:22 by fastfords4me

» BFN (BFBS)
WRAC Icon_minitime12/10/2019, 05:14 by Hardrations

» 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars - Paderborn 1977 - 1984
WRAC Icon_minitime25/9/2019, 01:29 by Pborn4

» 32 Guards Bde - 5 Coldm Gds War Diary 45 + 2 IGds 45 and 46
WRAC Icon_minitime17/9/2019, 00:40 by Pborn4

» Queens Royal Irish Hussars, Wolfenbüttel 1964-68
WRAC Icon_minitime16/9/2019, 18:36 by Pborn4

» Lubbecke Houses
WRAC Icon_minitime16/9/2019, 17:44 by Skymaster

» Glamorgan Barracks Duisburg
WRAC Icon_minitime14/9/2019, 16:29 by Shelldrake

» REGIMENTS SERVING NEAR LUENEBURG 1945/46
WRAC Icon_minitime8/9/2019, 23:49 by Pborn4

» Minden
WRAC Icon_minitime4/9/2019, 21:37 by GeHe - FO

» LUNEBURG 1951-53.
WRAC Icon_minitime2/9/2019, 22:21 by Kalkburg

» British school Oldenburg
WRAC Icon_minitime31/8/2019, 16:25 by alan8376

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
Who is online?
In total there are 23 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 23 Guests :: 2 Bots

None

Most users ever online was 212 on 6/12/2017, 00:36
October 2019
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
CalendarCalendar
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search

Share
 

 WRAC

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Signalsdaughter
Private
Private


Number of posts : 3
Cap Badge : None
Places Served : Parents served, not me.
Registration date : 2018-08-29

WRAC Empty
PostSubject: WRAC   WRAC Icon_minitime2/2/2019, 06:47

I can't see this topic anywhere, so am creating it, but please forgive me if it already exists and I've missed it!
Both my parents served in the BAOR in Germany, my father from 1947-1951 (Royal Signals) and my mother in the WRAC from 1950-1951. They were both in Berlin 1950-51, which is where they met. They've given me a fair amount of information (although my mother unfortunately has dementia now so can remember almost nothing), as I want to write a fictionalised account of their time in Berlin.

I titled this post WRAC because I want to write in particular about my mother's experiences, so would be especially grateful for any information from or about WRAC members who were in the BAOR at around that time.

I recall both my parents telling me that they would give whatever commodities they could spare to German staff they worked with (e.g. housemaids) as the Berliners were almost on starvation rations and had nothing. I would like to know if cigarettes were issued automatically to British servicemen, and also to the women. I realise everything could be bought from the NAAFI stores too.

Really, if anyone was in the BAOR at that time, I'd be very grateful for any info--either of army daily life, or the life of the city and the Berliners. I'd be interested for example, to know how long the "rubble women" continued to work clearing the bombed buildings. Some accounts still have them doing this in about 1947.

Thank you.
Ruth
Back to top Go down
JPW
Let Gen
Let Gen


Number of posts : 1101
Age : 78
Localisation : Berkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

WRAC Empty
PostSubject: Re: WRAC   WRAC Icon_minitime12/2/2019, 08:20

Ruth

Sadly I don't think any of our current contributors have first hand knowledge of life in Berlin in the early Fifties.

Have you tried contacting the Berlin Branch of the Royal British Legion? They may be able to help

Good luck with your project
Back to top Go down
burgess720
WOI
WOI


Number of posts : 143
Registration date : 2008-07-09

WRAC Empty
PostSubject: Re: WRAC   WRAC Icon_minitime12/2/2019, 23:34

Signalsdaughter wrote:
I can't see this topic anywhere, so am creating it, but please forgive me if it already exists and I've missed it!
Both my parents served in the BAOR in Germany, my father from 1947-1951 (Royal Signals) and my mother in the WRAC from 1950-1951. They were both in Berlin 1950-51, which is where they met. They've given me a fair amount of information (although my mother unfortunately has dementia now so can remember almost nothing), as I want to write a fictionalised account of their time in Berlin.

I titled this post WRAC because I want to write in particular about my mother's experiences, so would be especially grateful for any information from or about WRAC members who were in the BAOR at around that time.

I recall both my parents telling me that they would give whatever commodities they could spare to German staff they worked with (e.g. housemaids) as the Berliners were almost on starvation rations and had nothing. I would like to know if cigarettes were issued automatically to British servicemen, and also to the women. I realise everything could be bought from the NAAFI stores too.

Really, if anyone was in the BAOR at that time, I'd be very grateful for any info--either of army daily life, or the life of the city and the Berliners. I'd be interested for example, to know how long the "rubble women" continued to work clearing the bombed buildings. Some accounts still have them doing this in about 1947.

Thank you.
Ruth

Ruth,

I was mainly in Osnabruck 1951 & 1952, but never got a chance to get to Berlin

I cant remember seeing any WRAC anywhere
Cigarettes, I think allowed 100 per week, cost very cheap, and had a "black market" value of about 20 times our cost

By my time almost all rubble had been cleared, but one I remember had been an officers club, direct hit, only wood had been salvaged, but a large pile of rubble still remained, many people crossed over the other side of the road to pass

Sorry cant help anymore, just hope you can get more to your story, as it is so essential to record our past, especially with the big interest in family history now.
Your parents would have had a wonderful experience, such a different life to those living in UK at the time, with rationing still for some things

And yes, not many of us left now, out of the many thousands who served in BAOR

Regards
Sapper
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




WRAC Empty
PostSubject: Re: WRAC   WRAC Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
WRAC
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
BFG/BAOR/RAFG Locations :: General-
Jump to: