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Mike_2817
LE Maj
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Number of posts : 643
Localisation : North Yorkshire
Cap Badge : RAOC
Registration date : 2009-08-27

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Its gets better! I have now found a 1/2d token as well.

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brum
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 81
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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WE ARE NOT WORTHY !!
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recce83
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Number of posts : 235
Age : 83
Localisation : Peachland British Columbia, Canada
Cap Badge : Black Watch of Canada
Places Served : 4 CIBG Soest and Werl 1957-1965, Camp Borden, Camp Gagetown
Registration date : 2009-06-04

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PostSubject: Re: BAOR Bank Notes   BAOR Bank Notes - Page 3 Icon_minitime19/3/2010, 18:29

donald wrote:
BAFVs,yes,I remember them well.I thought the smallest item of currency was the 3pence note,can't recall any coins though.Still have a 3pence denomination note!Can anyone recall BAFVs coins,or does anyone have one as proof?
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Don
The only coin I recall being in use in BAOR in the late 50s was the ordinary mint-issued penny. I seem to recall NAAFI used ha'pennys, but I'm not sure. As Donald points out, the smallest denomination of paper BAFV I ever saw was the 3 pence note.
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Mike_2817
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Localisation : North Yorkshire
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Registration date : 2009-08-27

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BAF Half Penny Token as mentioned above.

It seems that the Half Penny & Penny Tokens were introduced in France, Belgium & Germany in 1945 (Italy had Lire BAF's & Tokens) but no details as to when they were used till?

But 3 Pennies seems high for some goods like a NAAFI Cup of Tea or Sweets at the time, so change would be needed?

The POG's used today by NAAFI/EFI Canteens in Iraq & now Afghanistan were introduced for the same problem. They adopted US Dollars are they are NATO Bases and for example a can of coke was 90 Cents, and no change was given (no coins) so cardboard printed tokens (POG's) were introduced, and are now in their 4th series (as shown above) and are collectible in their own right!
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KIeler sprotten
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KIeler sprotten


Number of posts : 80
Age : 84
Localisation : Derbyshire
Cap Badge : 13/18 ROYAL HUSSARS QMO
Places Served : Carlisle, NEUMUNSTER , Piddlehinton, Bovington
Registration date : 2011-09-04

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PostSubject: Re: BAOR Bank Notes   BAOR Bank Notes - Page 3 Icon_minitime28/12/2014, 17:03

Always had a thick wallet on pay day though not much value in it, We had to say a few days prior pay day how many BAFS and how many DM we wanted in our pay .In 1956 we were only allowed to spend BAFS in the British run establishments , DMs were for the german pubs. I remember the Exchange rate was 12 DM to the £.

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cartav
Maj Gen
Maj Gen



Number of posts : 784
Age : 92
Localisation : s. yorks
Cap Badge : RA (ns) RA, R.Sigs, RE ( TAVR)
Places Served : Oswestry, Tonfanau, Woolwich, Osnabruck, MT School Bordon, Bulford, Manorbier, Hameln, R.Sigs Blandford, RSME Chattenden, Western Highlands.
Registration date : 2011-04-26

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PostSubject: Re: BAOR Bank Notes   BAOR Bank Notes - Page 3 Icon_minitime29/12/2014, 11:25

[quote="KIeler sprotten"]Always had a thick wallet on pay day though not much value in it,..........[quote]


I'd forgotten about the loose pennies & halfpennies but, yes, with the lowest BAFV being a red 3d , coins were necessary.  And thinking about days when I was part of the paying out side of the table & remembering the confusion with balancing the books at the end,  made me wonder about difficulties on NS pay days.  Of course it was easier in retrospect.  Cash in hand was only paid out to the nearest five bob so there was no small stuff handed out. And that meant that the majority of non-trade's pay earning Gunners only got £1 a week on pay day.    4 bob a day ( 20p) totted up to £1. 8 . 0   ( £ 1. 40 ) a week.  Stoppages were 3 s. 6 d  ( 17 .1/2 p)  a week for National Insurance. Balance per man was   £1 in hand,  4s. 6d into credits which the Army retained until demob, or used it to pay for any kit deficiencies.  And we managed !  .........  God knows how !


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Registration date : 2008-07-09

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cartav wrote:
KIeler sprotten wrote:
Always had a thick wallet on pay day though not much value in it,  We had to say a few days prior pay day how many BAFS and how many DM we wanted  in our pay .In 1956 we were only allowed to spend BAFS in the British run establishments , DMs were for the german pubs. I remember the Exchange rate was 12 DM to the £.

Ah ! The good old days when our 4 bob a day was enough for a nightly plate of NAAFI chips and a weekly packet of Blanco !   Exchange rate of  £ to DM was limited to £1's worth each pay day, enough for trips  to town & back, an occasional local beer and a Bratwurst from a street corner vendor.  One mate had a ploy to extend his purchasing power.  He'd call in each of the four-bed rooms off the central corridor and plead for 10 pfgs for the trolley fare to Osnabruck. Loose change was kept in an upturned beret on the bedside locker. You tossed him a contribution just to get rid of him.  Sixty years later he's probably made a second million selling Big Issue.........

Hi all,
Those were the good old days; I wish I had kept some BAFS [in clean condition] would get a few bob on eBay these days
Osnabruck trams, I don't think we paid the fare into town, that was a long time ago in 1951/1952
Those bratwurst were good
Anyone remember a sort of club / restaurant in Osnabruck where a large German sang "Du bis mein kliener kartoffle", where was it and what was its name??
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Sgt



Number of posts : 30
Age : 85
Localisation : Leeds, ex-Dundee
Cap Badge : Jimmy
Places Served : Germany; Cyprus
Registration date : 2012-12-04

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GEM wrote:
 It was also illegal to sell cigarettes or coffee to locals but it was one way of getting hold of DMs!!
As were 5 gallon jerrycans of petrol..... pale
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Number of posts : 30
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Localisation : Leeds, ex-Dundee
Cap Badge : Jimmy
Places Served : Germany; Cyprus
Registration date : 2012-12-04

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[quote="wrinkles"]
larrytheone wrote:


We were in Minden on 61/62 and although often heard references to BAFF's I never actually saw any. We were, from day 1, paid in DM and if memory serves 1DM = just under 2/- (2 shillings or 10p in todays money)
You got 1.5pf change from 1DM for 20 Senior Service cigs.
I was in Minden '55 to '58, and the exchange rate was 12 DM for one pound and sixpence. Cigs were 1 shilling for 20. Beer in the local pubs could be purchased for 25 pfennigs a glass-48 beers for a pound! Happy days..... drunken
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Shelldrake
FM
FM
Shelldrake


Number of posts : 3048
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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Sgmn wrote:
GEM wrote:
 It was also illegal to sell cigarettes or coffee to locals but it was one way of getting hold of DMs!!
As were 5 gallon jerrycans of petrol..... pale



Who would do something like that? confused confused
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Mike_2817
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LE Maj
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Number of posts : 643
Localisation : North Yorkshire
Cap Badge : RAOC
Registration date : 2009-08-27

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Sgmn wrote:
wrinkles wrote:
larrytheone wrote:


We were in Minden on 61/62 and although often heard references to BAFF's I never actually saw any. We were, from day 1, paid in DM and if memory serves 1DM = just under 2/- (2 shillings or 10p in todays money)
You got 1.5pf change from 1DM for 20 Senior Service cigs.
I was in Minden '55 to '58, and the exchange rate was 12 DM for one pound and sixpence. Cigs were 1 shilling for 20. Beer in the local pubs could be purchased for 25 pfennigs a glass-48 beers for a pound! Happy days..... drunken

These beers, were they large or small?

By comparison in 1958 a pint of Bitter cost 11d - That's 22ish pints to the pound

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brian beckett
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Number of posts : 55
Age : 84
Cap Badge : rasc
Places Served : Tower of London(initially in Royal Fusiliers) Aldershot, Sennelager & RAF Bruggen
Registration date : 2009-02-04

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Normally 20cl or 25cl. I've still got some of the glasses
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Sgt



Number of posts : 30
Age : 85
Localisation : Leeds, ex-Dundee
Cap Badge : Jimmy
Places Served : Germany; Cyprus
Registration date : 2012-12-04

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Shelldrake wrote:
Sgmn wrote:
GEM wrote:
 It was also illegal to sell cigarettes or coffee to locals but it was one way of getting hold of DMs!!
As were 5 gallon jerrycans of petrol..... pale



Who would do something like that? confused confused
Not sure. The rumour was that some drivers were involved.
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Sgmn
Sgt
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Number of posts : 30
Age : 85
Localisation : Leeds, ex-Dundee
Cap Badge : Jimmy
Places Served : Germany; Cyprus
Registration date : 2012-12-04

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Mike_2817 wrote:
Sgmn wrote:
wrinkles wrote:
larrytheone wrote:


We were in Minden on 61/62 and although often heard references to BAFF's I never actually saw any. We were, from day 1, paid in DM and if memory serves 1DM = just under 2/- (2 shillings or 10p in todays money)
You got 1.5pf change from 1DM for 20 Senior Service cigs.
I was in Minden '55 to '58, and the exchange rate was 12 DM for one pound and sixpence. Cigs were 1 shilling for 20. Beer in the local pubs could be purchased for 25 pfennigs a glass-48 beers for a pound! Happy days..... drunken

These beers, were they large or small?

By comparison in 1958 a pint of Bitter cost 11d - That's 22ish pints to the pound
IIRC about a schooner in size.

When I started drinking beer was a shilling a pint. This in Dundee, 1953.

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Shelldrake
FM
FM
Shelldrake


Number of posts : 3048
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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Sgmn wrote:
Shelldrake wrote:
Sgmn wrote:
GEM wrote:
 It was also illegal to sell cigarettes or coffee to locals but it was one way of getting hold of DMs!!
As were 5 gallon jerrycans of petrol..... pale



Who would do something like that? confused confused
Not sure. The rumour was that some drivers were involved.

Ach so! That explains things then, bloody MT, if they weren't drinking they were flogging the kit!! Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
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cartav
Maj Gen
Maj Gen



Number of posts : 784
Age : 92
Localisation : s. yorks
Cap Badge : RA (ns) RA, R.Sigs, RE ( TAVR)
Places Served : Oswestry, Tonfanau, Woolwich, Osnabruck, MT School Bordon, Bulford, Manorbier, Hameln, R.Sigs Blandford, RSME Chattenden, Western Highlands.
Registration date : 2011-04-26

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Shelldrake wrote:
[quote=
As were 5 gallon jerrycans of petrol..... pale



Who would do something like that? confused 5 confused [/quote]
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Bugger me ! Our NS Jerry cans only held 4. 1/2 gallons. We lost out again to you Regs !!!!!!! ........... Though we did charge a deposit of 5 marks on the can. They rarely came back.
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LCpl
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Number of posts : 5
Age : 83
Localisation : Spain
Cap Badge : R.A. R.E. & 3WER
Places Served : Munster Larger & TAVR
Registration date : 2015-04-10

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JAL wrote:
Jim,
They were British Armed Forces Vouchers (BAFV).  I can remember them from Brat days too.   They had plastic coins too, with 6 or 8 sides,  but can't remember which one.  I know they had 3d & 6d notes.   I think they stopped using them around 1958/59 when they went over to Deutsch Marks.
Sorry, British Armed Forces Sterling. We went on to Deutsch Marks in 1959, one pound & six pence bought twelve.
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Sgt



Number of posts : 37
Age : 85
Localisation : Meanwood, Leeds
Cap Badge : Jimmy
Places Served : Catterick;Newton Abbot;Bunde;Minden; Chester; Nicosia
Registration date : 2017-09-17

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Stephen Lock wrote:
my parents or whomever would 'split' the edges of these notes and extract the sliver thread up inside (thereby reducing the face value to "0").  .
Why would they do that?
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FM
FM
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Number of posts : 3048
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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KrisT wrote:
Stephen Lock wrote:
my parents or whomever would 'split' the edges of these notes and extract the sliver thread up inside (thereby reducing the face value to "0").  .
Why would they do that?


Possibly because the silver was worth more than the note?
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Sgt



Number of posts : 37
Age : 85
Localisation : Meanwood, Leeds
Cap Badge : Jimmy
Places Served : Catterick;Newton Abbot;Bunde;Minden; Chester; Nicosia
Registration date : 2017-09-17

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Shelldrake wrote:
KrisT wrote:
Stephen Lock wrote:
my parents or whomever would 'split' the edges of these notes and extract the sliver thread up inside (thereby reducing the face value to "0").  .
Why would they do that?


Possibly because the silver was worth more than the note?
What? Collect the thread and bin the note? I hope it was all worth while in the end.
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Pborn4
Brig
Brig
Pborn4


Number of posts : 526
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

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The only one missing, as far as I can see,

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Brig
Brig
Pborn4


Number of posts : 526
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

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any one seen or found the 9/- (nine bob) note?

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