In september 4th, 1945, a recruiting office opened in Vesterport, Copenhagen. Outside were a long queue of about a thousand young Danes, between 18 & 32. The war with Germany was over, as with Japan. The Danes were applying for enlistment in the british army, with the object of making it possible to demobilize british soldiers earlier than the postwar duites in the Empire otherwise would allow. This was the result of an offer by the Danes, followed by a formal request from the british government.

More than 20.000 danes asked for application forms, more than half sent them in. Less than 2500 applications were approved. They came to serve in India, Palestine, Kenya, Sudan, Suez, Italy, Greece, Libya, The Gold Coast, Bermuda and other places the army sent them. They served in about 72 different locations, spread over 42 regiments. Among them The Buffs, Gloucesters, Paras, Bedfords & Herts, Lancashire Fusiliers, RA, AS& H, KSLI, SWB, RASC, Seaforths, Inniskillings, West Kents. Some never came home, their service ended by accidents or hostile attacks. They undertook to serve for three years, and the transports began in the winter of 1945/46 (Train from Denmark to the Hook of Holland, then ferry to the UK).

Their service numbers seems to be in the bracket 14194900 – 14197400. 

Aarslev-Jensen
Service number: 14195739
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit(s)/Ship: 6th Air Landing Anti Tank Regiment
Additional info: (Served in Palestine 17.11.46-12.03.47)
Decorations/Campaign medals: General Service Medal 1918-62 with Palestine 1945-48 clasp
Source(s): GSM 1918-62 Palestine 1945-48 medal roll
Abelsted
First name(s)/Initials: Jens A.
Service number: 14196569
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Additional info: Born 17.8.1923.
Source(s): Ex-Army 45
Agerskov
First name(s)/Initials: Gudmund
Service number: 14196111
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Additional info: Born: 19.03.1925
Source(s): Ex-Army 45
Albertsen
First name(s)/Initials: Anders Børge
Service number: 14196526
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Duke of Wellingtons Regiment
Unit(s)/Ship: 1st Platoon, C Company, 1st Battalion
Decorations/Campaign medals: General Service Medal 1918-62 with Palestine 1945-48 clasp
Source(s): GSM 1918-62 Palestine 1945-48 medal roll + www.familien-albertsen.dk + Armeen der blev glemt
Andersen
First name(s)/Initials: E. E.
Service number: 14197158
Rank: Paid Acting Bombardier
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit(s)/Ship: 6th Field Regiment
Decorations/Campaign medals: General Service Medal 1918-62 with Palestine 1945-48 clasp
Source(s): GSM 1918-62 Palestine 1945-48 medal roll
Andersen
First name(s)/Initials: O.
Service number: 14197291
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit(s)/Ship: 6th Field Regiment
Decorations/Campaign medals: General Service Medal 1918-62 with Palestine 1945-48 clasp
Source(s): GSM 1918-62 Palestine 1945-48 medal roll
Andersen
First name(s)/Initials: Svend Erik
Service number: 14196450
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit(s)/Ship: 6th Field Regiment
Additional info: Discharged 29.7.1948
Decorations/Campaign medals: General Service Medal 1918-62 with Palestine 1945-48 clasp
Source(s): GSM 1918-62 Palestine 1945-48 medal roll + Firepower Royal Artillery Museum
Andersen
First name(s)/Initials: V.
Service number: 14196002
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit(s)/Ship: 66th Airborne Anti Tank Regiment/9th Airborne Anti Tank Battery
Decorations/Campaign medals: General Service Medal 1918-62 with Palestine 1945-48 clasp
Source(s): GSM 1918-62 Palestine 1945-48 medal roll
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