Posted by Dave Swarbrick on 30 August 2004 at 03:17:18:
In Reply to: Re: Request for information posted by Richard G. on 28 August 2004 at 00:31:16:
: : Dear All,
: : I am in possession of the Certificate of Service of my late uncle Richard Swarbrick. In the section detailing his service there is the entry "BETFOR 9/12/49 - 1/4/53." At the time of this posting Dick was serving in the R.A.V.C. - having previously served in The Loyal Regiment.
: : Can anyone help me as to what Dick might have been doing through this time? Did BETFOR have horses, mules, camels?
: : Any thoughts would be appreciated,
: : Thank you,
: : Dave Swarbrick
: Maybe he was there to look after the " Dogs of War" !!!! Are you sure it was RAVC and not RAMC ?
: I never saw any animals used there, from 1947-49
: That is not to say there were none there !
: Was in REME, so we were mechanised, but we also got around a lot ......
Thanks for the replies. Dick was definitely in the RAVC, he had a life-long love of animals. One thought occurs to me - did the officers have horses? Perhaps he was engaged in caring for them. Is that a possibility?
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