He was in many different army units and was a trained Tank & Tank Transporter instructing officer. The collection is extensive and housed in a vinyl folder decorated with army buttons. One of the letters gives a summary of his colourful service history.
Mess receipt 1944 - kit receipt list (Lahore 1944) - Indian washing receipt (unfilled, poor cond) - Indian Military Academy card - cabin baggage label Southampton to Cape Town (named to Mrs Mayes) - Lord Louis Mountbatten press photo 1944. Exercise operational orders for simulated invasion of Essex 1945 - Movement table document Jan 1946 - ministry of food ration book 1945-6 (named) - UK national identity card 1946 - Clothing coupon book 1945-6 (named). Inventory of kit (v poor condition) - British Army recall information sheet (named). War Office release letter to Mayes 1946 - officers Release Book 1946 - War office letter informing Mayes that he can travel to South Africa of his own accord 1946 - RASC dinner invite 1947 - commissioned officers RASC release form 1948 - Regular Army Reserve of Officers leaflet - War office letter appointing Mayes into the Regular Army Reserve of Officers 1949.
Ex officers association meeting notes 1949 - War office letter to Mayes informing him that he can apply to serve in the Rhodesian army 1950 - South African army letter to Mayes 1950 - Reservists's Badge provision form 1951 - South African army letter to Mayes relating to a state of emergency 1951 - Indian Services Club (Cape Town) meeting notification 1951 - Royal Army Reserve Officers letter 1952 - service history summary letter 1955 - letter to Mayes from Rhodesian army 1955 - 2 War Office letters to Mayes relating to a complaint made by him whilst in South Africa 1956. Unfilled WD traffic accident report form - 3 other partial docs / receipts. The item "Fantastic large original WW2 & post-war Document set for 1 British soldier 39-56" is in sale since Saturday, August 22, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Documents/ Maps".patri" and is located in sheffield, South Yorkshi.
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