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PostSubject: berlin   8/5/2009, 16:34

hi all i was stationed in berlin 1967-69 with 38 ind sqn RE i remember the pig farm,bowling alley. rocking horses, and the good food we had in our mess, cooked by german staff. on our uniform sleeve we had cloth patch with a red bear on am i dreaming this as i cannot find one or any information on also looking for the occupation money us single guys got paid in sure it was called baff it was a sod to change it into marks so we could go downtown.
anyone any information please .

PS ive already tried musium

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PostSubject: Re: berlin   9/5/2009, 15:25

The Army currency was BAFVs and were used by single and married soldiers alike.It could only be used in military establishments.We also had very cheap petrol,you bought your coupons from the PRI or pay office - boy,was that petrol cheap by todays standards.Our Unit was in Berlin 49/50(a Sqn)I was not with them but I'm sure they wore the Berlin "Bear" on their sleeve!
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PS - I've still got a 3 pence BAFVs banknote!(yes - in those days you could buy something for 3p!)
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PostSubject: berlin   9/5/2009, 20:33

thank you for quick reply you dont know how hard it is trying to get the info
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PostSubject: Re: berlin   16/5/2009, 15:41

Got the right answer for you.Go to the "search" box,type in" BAFVS"and you will see an assortment of BAFVs Banknotes better than I can ever produce!
Hope this works for you.
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