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British Forces Post Office  
 
In the immediate post war era facilities for both official and private mail to and from the UK as well as internally within BAOR were the responsibility of the Royal Engineers Postal Services organisation. Within the British Zone the equivalent of the modern Post Code system was introduced with BAOR numbers being allocated to every major Garrison or RAF Station. Mail for the subordinate or outlying units was redistributed from these nodal points. JPW

BAOR 1 - Bad Oeynhausen/HQ BAOR

BAOR 2 - Berlin/RAF Gatow

BAOR 3 - Hamburg

BAOR 4 - Düsseldorf/Duisburg/Essen/Mulheim/Wuppertal?

BAOR 5 - Hannover/Hameln?/RAF Wunstorf

BAOR 6 - Kiel/Plön/Neumünster

BAOR 7 - Not in use (1)

BAOR 8 - Lüneburg

BAOR 9 - Wuppertal?

BAOR 10 - Osnabrück

BAOR 11 - Braunschweig/Wolfenbuttel?

BAOR 12 - Münster

BAOR 13 - RAF Sylt

BAOR 14 - Dortmund/Witten Annan/Wetter

BAOR 15 - Herford/Detmold/Bad Salzulfen?

BAOR 16 - Paderborn/Bad Lippspringe/Sennelager

BAOR 17 - Not in use (1)

BAOR 18 -

BAOR 19 - Köln/Bonn/RAF Wahn/Wahnerheide/RAF Butzweilerhof

BAOR 20 - Soltau?/Munsterlager

BAOR 21 - Frankfurt/Baden Baden

BAOR 22 - Lübeck

BAOR 23 - Celle/Hohne/RAF Fassberg

 

 NOT YET IDENTIFIED/CONFIRMED:

 

AACHEN, BAD SALZUFLEN, BRITISH TROOPS BELGIUM, BUNDE, GOTTINGEN, HAMM, HILDEN, HUSUM, ITZEHOE, MUNSTERLAGER, SOLTAU, WOLFENBUTTEL, WUPPERTAL

 

 

 

 

In 1957 the current world wide system of BFPO numbers was first introduced to British Forces based in Germany. This necessitated some changes to the previous BAOR numbers to both avoid duplication and reflect the major reorganisations being implemented throughout the former British Zone of Germany. JPW 

 

BFPO 15 - Herford

BFPO 16 - Sennelager/Paderborn
BFPO 17 - Münster
BFPO 18 - Maastricht (Netherlands)
BFPO 19 - Köln/Bonn
BFPO 20 - Dortmund
BFPO 21 - Emblem (Belgium)
BFPO 22 - Lübbecke
BFPO 23 - Celle
BFPO 24 - Iserlohn
BFPO 25 - Brüggen
BFPO 27 - Hannover Isodets
BFPO 28 - Brunssum (Netherlands)
BFPO 29 - Minden
BFPO 30 - Hohne
BFPO 31 - Hameln
BFPO 32 - Verden
BFPO 33 - Hannover
BFPO 34 - Düsseldorf

BFPO 35 - Krefeld

BFPO 36 - Osnabrück 

BFPO 37 - Soltau, also  Brannenburg

BFPO 38 - Fallingbostel

BFPO 39 - Bielefeld

 

(1) The reason for this was some silly idea of security when 47 Fd Regt RA moved into Mansergh Bks. The idea was that the BFPO number and the unit shouldn't have the same number, despite the fact that the address would have both the BFPO number and the unit title on the envelope.

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BAOR 24 - Iserlohn/Menden

BAOR 25- Emden/Oldenburg/Wilhelmshaven/RAF Jever

BAOR 26 - Hildesheim/RAF Scharfoldendorf

BAOR 27 - Not in use (1)

BAOR 28 - Delmenhorst?/RAF Ahlhorn?

BAOR 29 - Minden

BAOR 30 - Fallingbostel

BAOR 31 - Schleswig?/RAF Schleswigland/Flensburg/Rendsburg

BAOR 32 - Verden/Rotenburg/Lienenau/Nienburg

BAOR 33 - Goslar/Bad Harzburg

BAOR 34 - Bracht/RAF Laarbruch/RAF Geilenkirchen/Krefeld/Willich

BAOR 35 - RAF Eindhoven

BAOR 36 -

BAOR 37 - Not in use (1)

BAOR 38 - Bad Eilsen/HQ RAF (G)/RAF Buckeburg (2)

BAOR 39 - Bielefeld/HQ 1 (BR) Corps/RAF Gütersloh/RAF Sundern 

BAOR 40 - Mönchengladbach/Rheindahlen/HQ BAOR/HQ RAF (G) (3)

BAOR 41- Lippstadt

BAOR 42 - Lübbecke 

BAOR 43 -

BAOR 44 Hilden?

 

1) The sequence BAOR 7, BAOR 17, BAOR 27 and BAOR 37 were never used to avoid confusion surrounding the handwritten English and German style figures 1 and 7.

2)   Bad Eilsen/ HQ RAF (G) originally BAOR 1?  Allocated separate Post Code in 19?? due to volume of mail.

3)  HQ BAOR/HQ RAF (G) moved from Bad Oeynhausen/Bad Eilsen to Rheindahlen in 1954 and were reallocated to BAOR 40.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
BFPO 40 - Rheindahlen
BFPO 41 - Detmold
BFPO 42 - Wildenrath
BFPO 43 - Laarbruch
BFPO 44 - Dulmen
BFPO 45 - Berlin
BFPO 46 - Bünde
BFPO 47 - Gütersloh
BFPO 48 - Nienburg
BFPO 49 - Brussels (Belgium)
BFPO 101 - Wolfenbüttel
BFPO 102 - Hildesheim
BFPO 103 - Hamm/Werl
BFPO 104 - Munsterlager
BFPO 105 - Düsseldorf Isodets

BFPO 106 - Soest

BFPO 107 - Lippstadt

BFPO 108 - Kiel

BFPO 109 - Ramstein

BFPO 110 - Willich

BFPO 112 - Menden 

BFPO 113 - Mansergh Barracks, Gütersloh (1)

BFPO 114 - Körbecke

BFPO 140 - HQ BAOR