An account of Army Life During World War II
experienced by Bernard Welburn

last updated January 21, 2019


Epochs and Theatres of War
please follow the links below to visit each part of the story.




Post-War Period
AIM Magazine, this is the final issue of the MEF (Middle East Forces) magazine.

"The Road Home"
This was a guide booklet given to members of the 8th Army to entertain and to guide them home to Blighty on leave. One quote i love is :

"There is one small point which should be borne in mind. The R.A.F. has been rather active over europe during the last five and a half years. Hence, description of a <<fine handsome building>> may occasionally not quite agree with the facts as you see them. However, we can assure you that they did, until a short time ago, really stand as we describe them."

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"Anniversary Parade
2 May 1946

To commemorate the surrender of the German armies in Italy to Field-Marshall Viscount Alexander of Tunis"

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7th Queens Own Hussars
Christmas 1946
All Best Wishes For Christmas
The Coming New Year

Soltau Germany

Regimental orders for 5/6 Jun 1946
Rail travel ticket mentioning NAAFI blanket issue April 1946?

An Ornate 7th Queens Own Hussars

Unmarked certificate
'in recognition of his services to the regiment'

A cigarette tin full of army uniform badges, plus some German plastic toy figures which i believe may be WHW (Winterhilfswerk) related.

Four WHW (Winterhilfswerk) badges, from left to right:
Kavallerie, Infanterie, Pionere, Flakartillerie.

Plus a Type III Leader NS-Frauenschaft (NSF: National Socialist Women's League) badge. (badge identification link)

Combines Services Entertainment Show

"The Crooked Billet"

no idea on date

July 1946
in a foldout holder, on the inside reverse is written :

Combines Services Entertainment Show

"The Case of the Frightened Lady"

no idea on date

Eighth Army

"Service of Thanksgiving"

no date or place shown.


on the reverse:

"7887585 ORQMS B. Welburn - outside 7th Hussars Orderly Room 1947"


Epochs and Theatres of War
please follow the links below to visit each part of the story.




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These pages are (C) Andy Welburn 1996-2009. I cannot be held responsible if the information supplied herein results in a blown monitor/power supply/house fuse/mind. Oh yeah, have a nice day :)