Unit information

Discussion in 'RASC' started by Ally Sloper, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Ally Sloper

    Ally Sloper Member

    My late father was with the RASC in France from 9/6/44 until he was wounded and was returned home on 9/10/44.He is shown on his service record under "unit" as being part of " 52 BSD* anyone know what this means?
    Place of casualty is shown as "Field" and date is shown as "DNK* DNK is not in the list of abbreviations but I take it to mean date not known
    Anyone out there able to point me in the right direction?.
     
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hi Ally

    If you look under the headings on the top of the page there is one called 'Databases', in there is another called 'Abbreviations' and although not 100% is very very good - from there -

    BSD Base Supply Depot (RASC) From Abbreviations Document supplied by MoD with Service Records

    TD

    edited to add:
    There are some files at TNA for 52 BSD, and I note there appears to be a European and a Middle East one - so take care selecting - link - http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_q=52+base+supply+depot&_st=adv&_dss=range&_ro=any&search=r&_p=1925&Refine+dates=Refine
     
  3. Ally Sloper

    Ally Sloper Member

    Thanks-I missed that one-still getting to grips with things-did the RASC not have Regiments and companies do you know?
     
  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  5. hutt

    hutt Member

    DNK date not known most likely, seen it elsewhere and assumed it to be that
     
  6. Ally Sloper

    Ally Sloper Member

  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    The clue is that it is a Corps, as in Medical Corps, it is a body that is centralised and provides services to all the other parts

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Army_Service_Corps
    Quote
    The Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) was a corps of the British Army responsible for land, coastal and lake transport, air despatch, barracks administration, the Army Fire Service, staffing headquarters' units, supply of food, water, fuel and domestic materials such as clothing, furniture and stationery and the supply of technical and military equipment
    Unquote

    TD
     
  8. Ally Sloper

    Ally Sloper Member

    Thanks TD-it must be blindingly obvious to anyone with a military background-please make allowances for us civvies our ignorance is boundless !
     
  9. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Ally

    Assumptions are terrible things - I do not have a military background

    TD
     

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