British Element Trieste Force
Faro della Vittoria
For ex-service men, especially those who served in BETFOR. We also welcome our friends in TRUST and all who know and love Trieste.
It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Larry Southgate. Larry must have been one of our oldest members but, in spite of that, he was one of the most active. He seemed to have a large fund of reminiscences about his time in the army, and specially about Trieste. He was a talented linguist, fluent in Italian and its various dialects.
Seeking information about BETFOR ex-servicemen: If you are seeking information about a relative or friend who served with BETFOR please look first at our Roll Call where members' names are listed according to their regiments. Telephone numbers are given. You may be able to trace someone who served with your relative. Alternatively a notice may be placed in our quarterly journal. Contact Geoff Fleet, Hon Editor email: email@example.com
giving as much detail as you know..
BACK COPIES OF JOURNALS
Tom and Sara Jacobs have generously agreed to take on the task of making back copies of journals available to members. They already do sterling work in sending out the quarterly journal to members. We are very grateful to them.
Copies are charged at £2. They are printed by a process which makes them of a higher print quality than the originals.
Tom and Sara can be contacted at:
6 Hawthorn Close
Phone: 01726 75205
BETFOR ASSOCIATION; VISITS, REUNIONS AND REGIONAL GET-TOGETHERS
TRIESTE for the independent traveller
Larry Southgate has put together a mini-guide to help anyone who may wish to visit Trieste independently. Follow the link top right to Larry's page.
Local Betfor Association meetings are regularly arranged. Please try to get to one of these near you. They are usually held in a local hostelry where you can have a drink and a light lunch.
Major General Sir John Winterton KCMG CB CBE
Commander of the British, United States Zone & Allied Forces Military Governor
This portrait was presented to Terry Crimp. Look carefully at the inscription.
Membership of the Betfor Association: Membership or associate membership is open to all those who served in Northern Italy between 1945 - 1954 during the period of the Allied Military Government of the Free Teritory of Trieste and those with links to BETFOR and Trieste.
Welcome to the message board of the Betfor Association, the place to share memories of your time in Trieste, make comments and ask questions. If you are not a member but share our interest in Trieste, please tell us about yourself and your interest in Trieste. (Click on the link at the top (right) of the page to go to the message board.)
Court yard Duino Castle
Your photos of Trieste in the days of BETFOR or in modern times. Click the link at the top of the page.
If you have photographs that you would like to see published in the photo albums, click on the "Public Upload" button on the Photo Albums page and follow the instructions.
There are albums for all Betfor units.