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Re: Need to know

Bob, Bill:
Thanks for the replies, what you say is very close to my renewed recollection:

They actually were called "Part 1" and "Part 2". I think they were about passport size - only the Part 1 had a decent cover. The Part 2 was more of a little notebook for pay entries.
We carried them on our person, e.g., when an M.P. stopped you he would ask for your "Part 1". It happened to me often in Suez in winter - I had the world's worst looking greatcoat and Garrison M.Ps were always stopping me ( I looked like the "Hunchback of Notredame").
The Part2 was your pay record.
I too had put some money away and it came in handy when "I got out".
I assigned some of my weekly pay to my mother - I faintly recall that if you didn't do that, and something happened to you, they couldn't claim death benefits.

Thanks again,

JimW.

On the greatcoat story,
I mentioned on the last Forum actually being charged ( a "252"?) for being in an unpressed uniform. It never dawned on me to take my coat as evidence - I got five days CB.
However, I worked in REME Workshops in Suez and inspecting and repairing the MPs bikes and Jeeps was part of my job. The MP who charged me brought in his "Matchless 350" for inspection and I got the task.
Gawd! Talk about vehicle neglect - I was shocked at what I found . . . Dry battery, dangerously low oil level, under inflated tyres. Absolutely shocking!.
Maybe I should have reported it before fixing it but I had it all fixed and ready to go before I reported it to my squad leader, Sgt. "Jock" Wilson -- of course he was Shocked when I told him what I had found.

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