Please bear with me, I am unfamiliar with the terminology to be used but I will give it my best!
My Grandfather, Raymond Smith, completed his British National Service between 1947 and 1949 in Germany. I have a heap of photo's with no descriptions or names written on them apart from portrait photo's that must have been exchanged between the guys when departing. The back of one of those photo's says "B.A.O.R4" 1948. That snippet of information lead me to this site.
If anyone served with my Grandfather or knows of the following gentlemen please contact me. Chances are I have photo's of these men and I would love to contact them or their families to share copies of these photo's. Ray died in 1998 after a brave battle with cancer and only being 17 at the time it never occurred to me to ask about this time in his life.
Les Borden (served approx. 1947)
Les James (served approx. 1948)
Les (a third gentleman with the same first name, but no further information)
'Pado' or 'Dado' (served approx. 1948)
It was Pado / Dado who wrote B.A.O.R 4 on the back of his photo. Apart from this information there is very little to go on. There are vehicle numbers in some of the photo's (I think they were personal carriers), some pictures of large guns set up and hidden with tree branches.
Some 'homebase' photo's include large 'hanger' type buildings that seem to have housed all the vehicles etc. a Hockey field, basketball court and maybe a big quadrangle area??
A photo of a competition leader board was also taken, but I am unsure of its relevance to the time in Germany... it says the 19th Field Regiment Monthly Intertroop M.T. Competition.
If anyone can help me with any information I would most appreciate it!!