National Archives catalogue number WO 171/4169.

 

Abbreviation

568123

BLA

MR

OR

Map Reference

British Liberation Army

Map Reference

Other Ranks

 

 

Month and year : March 1945

Commanding Officer : Lt J.C.G. Hine

 

19th March 1945

Place: Field

 

0900 - Main seatail consisting of 1 Sgt and 9 ORs embarked for B.L.A. in connection with forthcoming operation "Varsity".

 

21st March 1945

Place: Field

 

0900 - Unit moved to Cambridge and mail facilities provided in airfield transit camps until 24 March 45 (on milk round basis).

 

25th March 1945

Place: Field

 

Mail facilities provided in B.L.A. for all units of the formation.  Supply system adopted.

 

 

Month and year : April 1945

Commanding Officer : Lt J.C.G. Hine

 

5th April 1945

Place: Field

 

Unit moved to Blasheim MR 568123.  Delivery of mail with supplies.  Despatches to 8 Corps.

 

9th April 1945

Place: Field

 

Unit moved to Altenhagen MR 097283.  Delivery of mail with supplies.  Despatches to 8 Corps.

 

14th April 1945

Place: Field

 

Unit moved to Celle MR 552481.  Delivery of mail with supplies.  Despatches to 8 Corps.

 

17th April 1945

Place: Field

 

Unit moved to Britenhees MR 856753.  Delivery of mail with supplies.  Despatches to 8 Corps.

 

19th April 1945

Place: Field

 

Unit moved to Karlsdorf MR 968856.  Delivery of mail with supplies.  Despatches to 8 Corps.

 

22nd April 1945

Place: Field

 

Unit moved to [Intendorf?] MR 882981.  Delivery of mail with supplies.  Despatches to 8 Corps.

 

29th April 1945

Place: Field

 

Air mail failed arrival at 8 Corps.  Delivery of surface mail and newspapers only.  Despatches normal.

 

30th April 1945

Place: Field

 

Unit moved to Lauenburg.  Postal facilities normal.

 

 

Month and year : May 1945

Commanding Officer : Lt J.C.G. Hine

 

2nd May 1945

Place: Field

 

Unit moved from Lauenburg to Wismar.  Division concentrated and mail delivered and collected daily from central office in Wismar.

 

19th May 1945

Place: Field

 

Unit returned from B.L.A. to U.K.  Authority given by British Airborne Corps for the adoption of an open address by units of the formation.