According to the paper, officers' enthusiasm for bloodsports was evident in a letter sent by the commander of the British army of the Rhine (BAOR
), Sir John Harding, to the secretary of state for war, Anthony Head, in March 1952.
My father was a regular soldier in the Dorsetshire Regiment serving in the BAOR
Since the modern "Troubles" In Northern Ireland began In the late 60s early 70s the British soldiers have been at "risk" from terrorist activities, either In the province or elsewhere on the mainland, BAOR
, Gibraltar any other country of the "enemy's" choosing.
On being commissioned into the Worcestershire Regiment, he was posted to the 1st Battalion in the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR
), then seconded to the 2nd Division Signal Regiment, taking part in the Berlin airlift.
At one point it seemed that, with numbers back up to 86,000, the TA would be able to provide a complete reserve division for the BAOR
. But, following the collapse of communism, the perceived 'peace dividend' led once more to reduction.
No 96 Squadron Associaton, Royal Air Force, are still trying to recruit former members of 96 Squadron, particularly those stationed at RAF Ahlhorn BAOR
25 from 1952-58.
The result was a disruption of the balance of power that had previously existed among the king (the Brak), who had at his disposal a permanent army of captives of the Crown (the Tyeddo); the assembly of notables who appointed him (the Seb ak Baor
), who enjoyed a system of privileges that paralleled and overlapped the lamanat (the village communities' collectively held clan properties); and the village communities themselves, founded upon the lamanat.
'How long's a piece of string?' 'Roughly.' 'Three, four days - though I once got a letter that had been all round baor
via Rheindahlen and Monchen Gladbach; it had taken literally years to arrive.
In late 1958 during which I was a serving member of the Royal Military Police in BAOR
. I was one of a number despatched from Verden an der Aller HQ to Luneburg to assist during the handing over of the town to the German Government.
I was not to know at that time that a little over 12 months later I would be on parade with the Royal Tank Regiment at the grand parade of all the regiments of the BAOR
(British Army of the Rhine) at Paderborn in Germany celebrating the Queen's coronation.
They were the cream of the BAOR
(British Army of the Rhine) and accomplished all tasks assigned to them.