Coy 557 B.O.D. R.A.O.C

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  1. SuzQ

    SuzQ Member

    Hi All

    Would anyone have any details re- Coy 557 B.O.D. R.A.O.C. please?

    I am looking for a specific date - 16th Feb 45 and they would have been in Italy?, so i'm just trying to pinpoint the actual place if that's possible?

    many thanks
  2. Rneil

    Rneil Member

    557 BOD was based around Naples, but by the end of 1944 had expanded to 26 different locations from Rome to Picciola (Salerno).

    Not a comprehensive list but some of the locations were;
    • Capua- MT Stores,
    • San Lucia - 3 Sub-Depot,
    • Ponte-Cagnano - HQ, MT, Tech Stores Sub-Depots,
    • Portici - 2 Sub-Depot (Clothing and General Stores)
    • Poggeriali - RSD
    At wars end, it had a strength of 79 Officers, 1750 Other Ranks and 18000 Civilians.

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