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    RAF wartime terminology "B/R damage"

    A 1944 RAF post-strike report I've been reading describes a raid on what is described as a barracks. It list the damage done to several buildings, and notes that bomb craters were scattered around the surrounding area, causing "B/R damage".

    Can anyone suggest what this abbreviation means? One possibility that comes to mind is building and roof damage.

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    Beyond repair. Just a thought.

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    Blast Radius?
    Martin

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    Bomb related?

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    During my 22 years of service in the RAF, the initials 'BR' always referred to 'Beyond Repair'

    GYD

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    'BER' on Spitfire movement cards is 'Beyond Economic Repair'.

    I too would go for 'Beyond Repair'.

    Mark
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    I was brought up to use DBR for Damaged Beyond Repair for aircraft so written off. But I can't say where I got it from. Maybe an Ian Allan book.
    Laurence

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    The last two replies seem to refer to terminology concerning aircraft damage - surely the OP is talking about a category of target damage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by l.garey View Post
    I was brought up to use DBR for Damaged Beyond Repair for aircraft ..
    I've heard the term used for certain pilots as well

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    Many years ago I was an aircraft BDR instructor, Battle Damage Repair, didn't include barrack blocks though

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    Just trying to imagine what BR might be. It seems possible that it could refer to both machinery and buildings as being beyond repair.
    Laurence

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