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PostSubject: Reminiscing   Reminiscing Icon_minitime14/9/2022, 12:28

Hi All.

My father was a Clerk of Works in the Royal Engineers and spent some time in BAOR during the 1950s to the 60s, culminating being stationed near Antwerp in Belgium prior to returning to the UK to be demobbed. He was responsible for the upkeep of the military buildings, barracks, married quarters etc.

It was the norm then for regiments to move en mass after a tour, usually returning to the UK before the next posting. In my father`s case, because of his role, he was always attached to a regiment and consequently we only moved within Europe. So, here`s a potted history:-

Braunschweig (Brunswick). East Surrey Regiment.
Wolfenbuttel 12th Royal Lancers.
Hannover HQ
Hoek van Holland (Hook of Holland). There was a transit camp for troop movement by troopship from Harwich before continuing to BAOR in Germany by troop train. When the RAF took over troop movements the camp was closed, my father being the last person stationed there and effectively giving the keys back to the Dutch mayor.
Antwerp, Belgium. HQ
UK demob.

On returning to civvy street my father held a post as a surveyor, doing a similar job to his army role but with the Surrey TA.

Once we`d moved to Holland I became of age to attend secondary school and since the BFES system only had primary schooling at the various BAOR bases, I ended up going to boarding school back in Germany at Windsor Boys School in HAMM.

So, if anyone knew my father, S/Sgt Doug Smith RE, or indeed me from school (Richard Smith, Balmoral House), do touch base.
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