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    Hi all,

    I´m looking for city in Italy where the No. 5 Missing Research and Enquiry Unit was resided in 1946/47.

    any idea will be warmly appreciated

    Milan

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    Hi Milan,

    unfortunately I was not able to find anything more than info on this website:
    https://www.forcesreunited.org.uk/members_memories/1207/RAF__Italy

    No.5 MREU., Rome, Italy, 1947/48

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Milan

    I have had a look Stuart Hadaway's book "Missing Believed Killed : The Royal Air Force and the Search for Missing Aircrew 1939 - 1952" and it is possible that No.5 MREU was based at RAF Treviso between 1946-1947.

    Douglas

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    Hi Pavel & Douglas

    thank you so much for ideas. There is a possibility that No. 5 M.R.E.U. moved to Rome during 1947. But which period, date?

    Milan

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    Milan

    Stuart Hadaway’s book also refers to No.5 MREU being told that they would have to move to Austria in May 1947. This was due to British military units being forbidden to operate within Italy’s borders by that time. What the book also indicates is that this requirement was side stepped by ensuring that all members of the MRES (Missing Research and Enquiry Service) still in Italy at this date became members of the British Embassy, which I assume was in Rome. This allowed them to operate in Italy as “civilians”.

    Douglas

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    Douglas,

    thank you for you reply to this thread again. My letter - No. 5 M.R.E.U. final report about one RCAF casualty in Italy is dated 31st August of 1947 and it looks like that No. 5 M.R.E.U. still was under the command of RAF - CMF, Central Med. Forces. Like a address of No. 5 M.R.E.U. is mentioned: c/o A.P.O. S. 565.

    Milan

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