Grenadier Guardsman in ROUMANIA?

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by Dave Phillips, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. Dave Phillips

    Dave Phillips Junior Member

    Researching a soldier for a friend and came across this in his service record.
    What was a Guardsman doing in ROUMANIA in 1946?
    What is ‘RVBJG’?
    What is X List ‘X Spec. Rec. Camp’?
    Any help gratefully received.
  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

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  3. Dave Phillips

    Dave Phillips Junior Member

    Thanks. That does help.
  4. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    The best guesstimate I can think of for a posting to Rumania in 1946 was the possibility he went as an officers servant (batman) to an officer posted to The British Embassy or for another liaison purpose there - perhaps humanitarian in nature?

    In the format the ‘X Special Reception Camp’ entry is written X = previously and as it predates his posting back to U.K. by only 2 days I could only hazard a guess it was recording the end of the posting he had held immediately prior to his return to U.K. - ie the duty in Rumania.

  5. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Attached to `British Mission to the Allied Control Commission in Romania` 1946-1947 perhaps ?

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  6. Dave Phillips

    Dave Phillips Junior Member

    Thanks for your replies.
    2 CRU - helping British POWs adjust to Civilian life.
    Spec. Rec. Camp. Special Reception Camp? Again helping POWs?
    Were there any British POWs in ROUMANIA?
    Or was the U.K. helping the USSR sort our Germans and/or Romanians captured/surrendered at the Wars end?
    Was this all part of the CMFs role?
  7. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Picking up on Kyles post above and looking more closely at the Romania posting line - it has what appears to be written as “X1/AM” so the AM may be shorthand for Allied Mission?

  8. Dave Phillips

    Dave Phillips Junior Member

    Yes I spent sometime deciphering the ‘X’s. I think it looks like ‘AM’ has been changed to ‘OM’ whatever that means.
    I’m leaning towards Steve’s ‘humanitarian’ idea. There is so little out on the Internet (despite extensive trawling!) that helps with this.
  9. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    I’ve replied to your points within the quote box.

    I think the answer may be found if you discover the names and Regiments of the British Officers posted to the Allied Mission. There may be papers held in The U.K. National Archives.

    The Mission is mentioned in this link -

    Soviet occupation of Romania - Wikipedia

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  10. Dave Phillips

    Dave Phillips Junior Member

    Thanks Steve.
    This is looking likely.
    I think a good clue is in the line below ‘ROUMANIA’ which is difficult to decipher.
    Looks like ‘X (1) (?) Authority ? 2167 ? 4-5-46.

    Will have a look at National Archives.

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