Number of posts : 2
Registration date : 2008-11-25
|Subject: Dad was at Bad Salzuflen in 1945 25/11/2008, 12:02|| |
I found a christmas card sent by my Dad in 1945 to his parents back home. The front of the card shows a drawing of (presumably) the main road in Bad Salzuflen, whilst inside is a message and:
"TOC H B.A.O.R. Christmas 1945"
Dad died in 1990, and he never ever never spoke about the war. Mum always said that he found it too upsetting to talk about, but I suspect he simply did not think that us kids should have to hear about such things, although both my brothers were in the RN in the 60s.
I knew that Dad was part of BAOR, but never found out any more than that, until I found this card only last week.
His name was William "Ted" How, and I believe his was in the Beds and Herts at some stage. I know that he was put in the transport corps as he had "flat feet".
I have his demob papers which show him as being in the RASC and demobbed on 5th June 1946.
I would be most pleased to find out more about where he was and what he did in the War and post war years up to demob.
I know all about what Mum and her brothers got up to. They were all in the RAF, one brother flew spitfires in the battle of britain, then mosquitoes in the pathfinders. He is still alive and living in Barbados.
The other brother was shot down and killed in May 1944 over Antwerp whilst returning from a raid on Berlin (I believe) flying Lancasters.
Her Dad was a captain in the army in WWI, being gassed at Yppres, then wounded at Passcendale, where he was awarded the Military Cross. He was a Squadron Leader in the RAF in WWII.
Anyway I would be most grateful for any info about the nature of a BAOR posting in 1945.
I can send a copy of the Christmas card in case anyone is interested.
Number of posts : 817
Age : 70
Localisation : Limavady, N.I.
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E.
Places Served : Arborfield (Basic training), S.E.M.E. Bordon (Trade training), Barnard Castle, Hemer, Belfast (Emergency Tour), Londonderry, Munster, Brunei, Hong Kong
Registration date : 2008-04-06
|Subject: Welcome to the Forum 25/11/2008, 12:27|| |
Welcome to our relatively small, but happy, band. We are varied in age and areas of service, but you would be surprised how much is remembered with the right trigger (no pun intended
At present there is no page for Bad Salzuflen on the main site as such, but the site is building all the time so it will, more than likely, appear in time. If you would care to send me a PM, I will send you my email address so that you can send me a copy of the card.
If you could supply a little more detail as to what you are actually trying to find out, I am sure that there will be someone who will suggest where to look. Do you have his Service Record for example? Do his demob papers give any unit details?
As to the Beds and Herts, the 1st and 2nd Bns seem to have been in India and Greece respectively in 1945, so if he was in the Regiment it could have been the 5th, 6th, 7th, 2/7th, 8th, 9th, or 10th.