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Old 01-10-2018, 03:41 PM   #1
kismetandkarma
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Post Father enlisted June 1941 w/2nd Armoured Brigade Company

I have his full service records, all 226 pages of them, however I wonder if there is a way to find out what operations he was a part of? A lot of "place of caualty" is listed as either UK, NWE, etc. but there are quite a few with simply "field"

I know chances of finding any one who served with him that is still living is a shot in the dark, but hoping to maybe even connect with someone who knew of someone who served with him as well as more information about his service.

Very quick synopsis of records follows:

Enlisted in the 2nd CAB Coy June 6, 1941 as an OR in the RCASC (what is an OR?)
Embarked Halifax on 9/10/41 and landed Liverpool UK 10/10/41. Unit 2CABC (AP)
Changed Units between Jan 12 and Feb 5 1943 from 2CAB Coy to 5CAB Coy
Embarked England 10/26/1943, disembarked Italy 11/8/1943 Unit 5CAB Coy
Embarked Italy 2/22/1945, disembarked France 2/24/1945 Unit 5CAB Coy

He returned to the UK in Dec 1945 and remained in England as a musician of the 35 piece Army Show orchestra and came back to Canada in 1946.

He served in England, Italy, and "Northwest Europe" as a Driver and a Dispatch Rider.
(from records): "He remained in the RCASC (CA (R) as an OR, attaining the rank of S sgt, until promoted Lt (Class Offr Gp B) in July 1959.
From July 1959 to June 1961, he was employed as FSO at CFMSTC, Camp Borden, and was then posted to RMC where he served until July 1963 when he was posted to 13 Pers Depot Ottawa for release."

There are many handwritten reports and transfers, but all the acronyms are confusing to a lay civilian such as myself. Example, what do the following stand for / mean?:

"S O S to G. S Br NDHQ"
"T O S fr AG. Br NDHQ"
"Att'd to CBTD for RQD, Unit 2CABC(AP)"
"Cease to be att'd 1CBTD"
"Adn to 4CCS"
"Disc from 4CCS"


Upon his return to Canada and acceptance into the CA(R) he remained with the CS Branch ABQ (where is this?) and then completed the Battle Intelligence Course and became an Intelligence Specialist Gp III (what is this?)

Link to his service records (with names and DOB edited):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7n4va2dbqe...ected.pdf?dl=0

Any help at all is greatly appreciated.
Thank you
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