Obviously M.R.E.S. Search Officers were encouraged to take leave from time to time. The high tempo job demanded it to keep one’s sanity. Unit "procedures" encouraged it.
I managed to play a little hockey while in Copenhagen with the Kobenhavns Hold hockey team.
One weekend I met my future wife–to–be Birthe (Bea) Grontved at a party in Copenhagen.
Bea was born in Copenhagen and after the war had got a job with the American Occupation Forces based in Frankfurt Germany
working to reunite dislocated families.
One weekend she was home in Copenhagen visiting one of her good friends E. Crowe and the two of them had decided to go to the same party I was attending. We met fell in love and each time I was on leave and she was back in Copenhagen we saw each other.
On one weekend leave, I was able to nip down to Scotland and visit my friend, and fellow Polish AK fighter
John had recently married and he seemed quite content with being retired from the military.
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