Number of posts : 579
Age : 73
Localisation : Norfolk, UK
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Carlisle AAS, Aden, Hildesheim, Bordon, Fallingbostel, Dover, NI Tours, Osnabruck, Herford, Muenster, UN Nicosia, SBA Dhekellia Cyprus x2, Waterbeach, Civi Street 1988. Retired from VOSA 2007.
Registration date : 2009-07-28
|Subject: Re: BFPO Numbers 26/8/2020, 10:51|| |
Was there not confusion about one BFPO number getting mixed up?
I can't now remember the story behind it?
Number of posts : 376
Localisation : Between Hannover and Herford, off all main routes
Cap Badge : Not even a reservist now - have been Pborn3
Places Served : Oswestry 1965, Paderborn to 1971, NE Dist, Munsterlager from 1974, Sennelager (1976 to 2012)
Registration date : 2016-12-16
|Subject: Re: BFPO Numbers 12/9/2020, 21:22|| |
Was this the half remembered story:
BFPO 47 (RAF GT) and BFPO 113 (Mansergh Bks, GT) The reason for this divergence was some silly idea of security when 47 Fd Regt RA moved into Mansergh Bks. The idea was that the BFPO number and the unit shouldn't have the same number, despite the fact that the address would have both the BFPO number and the unit title on separate lines on the envelope.
Even earlier The sequence BAOR 7, BAOR 17, BAOR 27 and BAOR 37 were never used to avoid confusion surrounding the handwritten English and German style figures 1 and 7.