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From: "Frank Bullen" <>
Subject: Re: Identity Cards WW2
Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 15:15:06 +0200
Identity Cards were different colours depending upon when they were issued,
as I recall. My first one was beige, but the one I received on being
medically discharged from the Army in April 1946, having spent ten months in
hospital (nine of those in plaster from armpits to toes) was printed in
black ink on blue card. I still have it somewhere, if I can find it. The
numbers differed, too.
The number on the card I received finally is exactly the same as the one now
used by the Department of Health and Social Services as the reference number
for my U.K. Retirement and War Pensions.
Just a closing item that people might find of interest which I picked up
recently - rationing didn't end in England until June 1953, eight years
after the end of the war. My family left England in 1948, and it wasn't
until the "Athlone Castle" pulled out of Southampton that we saw real white
bread - the first for many years.
Frank W Bullen
Johannesburg, South Africa
But the question was not about information revealed ON the card, but that
taken by the authorities at the time it was issued. They could well have
obtained additional information not shown on the card.
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