Jack's war years - PoW rations and food parcels
 

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Daily Scale of Rations to POWs - Campo PG70 PM3800

Bread - 200gr (grams)

Macaroni or Rice - 66gr

Greens - 30gr

Cheese - 40gr

Tomato Puree - 15gr

Oil - 13gr

Sugar - 15gr

Coffee - 9gr

Meat - 120gr gross weight issued twice a week in lieu of cheese

28.35 grammes = 1 ounce

FOOD PARCELS:

Canadian

16oz (ounces) Marmalade or Jam

16oz Butter

16oz Milk

12oz Corned Beef

10.5oz Pork Luncheon Meat

4oz Cheese

8oz Salmon

3.5oz Sardines

7oz Raisins

6oz Prunes

5oz Chocolate

8oz Sugar

6oz Tea or Coffee

1oz Salt

Soap

Hove (Sussex) 15

16oz Biscuits

8oz Apricots

1.75pt (pints) Milk

12oz Sausages

3oz Egg Flakes

3oz Cheese

2oz Tea

4oz Sugar

8oz Salmon

8oz Golden Syrup

4oz Cocoa

4oz Chocolate

8oz Margarine

10oz Meat Loaf

Soap

New Mills (Derbyshire) 17.11.43

4oz Rolled Oats

12oz Apple & Damson Jam

10oz Baked Beans

16oz Beefsteak Pudding

10oz Meat Roll

8oz Herrings

4oz Rowntree's Cocoa

3oz Egg Flakes

8oz Dates

3oz Cheese

8oz Biscuits

2oz Tea

4oz Chocolate

4oz Slab Sugar

8oz Margarine

1.75pt Milk

Soap

New Mills (Derbyshire) Xmas 1943

4oz Sugar

8oz Bacon

3oz Cheese

8oz Biscuits

16oz Xmas Cake

16oz Xmas Pudd(ing)

1.75pt Milk

16oz Steak & Kidney with macaroni

8oz Salmon

8oz Bramble Jelly

2oz Tea

16oz Meat & Veg(etables)

American Xmas 1943

8oz Sugar

6oz Liver Paté

8oz Cheese

8oz Chocolate

7oz Biscuits

16oz Oleo Margarine

16oz Prunes

6oz Orange Juice

16oz Milk

12oz Pork Loaf

8oz Salmon

12oz Corned Beef

2oz Coffee

Soap

100 Cigarettes

American Food (Puckeye?) No 10

15oz Raisins

16oz Milk

8oz Chocolate

7oz Biscuits

8oz Sugar Cubes

6oz Raspberry Jam

16oz Margarine

8oz Cheese

2oz Coffee or 4oz Tea

10oz Chopped Ham or Corned Beef

8oz Salmon

6oz Meat Paté

12oz Meat & Beans

1.5oz Salt & Pepper

100 Cigarettes

2 Soaps

7 Ascorbic Vitamin Pills

American Medical

7oz Sliced peaches

16oz Milk

5oz Oatmeal

7oz Biscuits

8oz Sugar

6oz Orange Jelly

3.5oz Butter

2oz Egg Flakes

3 Noodle Soups

Dehydrated Corn Beef Hash

4 Beef Cubes

6oz Meat Pate

2 Chewing Gums

100 Multi Vitamin Tablets

80 Cigarettes

MEALS

 

16-22 Jan 1944

06-13 Feb 1944

12-18 Mar 1944

16-22 Apr 1944

Sunday 6 spuds (potatoes),

1 slice Meat, Gravy

6 Spuds, Pork, Gravy 7 Spuds, Pork, Gravy 8 Spuds, Meat, Gravy
  1pt (pint) Thin Flour Soup Soup Soup Soup
Monday Barley Soup Barley Soup Barley Soup Thin Semolina
  Fried Spuds Potato Water Soup -
Tuesday 7 Spuds, Spoonful Bully (corned beef) Spud & Swede (rutabaga) Soup Spud & Swede Soup Swedes
  Thin Brown Soup Potato Water Soup -
Wednesday Potato & Swede Soup Potato & Swede Soup 6 Spuds, Pork, Gravy Thin Pea Soup
  Thin Potato & Carrot Soup Potato Water Brown Soup -
Thursday 6 Spuds, Rissole Spud & White Cabbage Soup Vermicelli Thin Leek Soup
  6 Spuds, Veg(etable) Soup Potato Water Brown Soup -
Friday Spud & Swede Soup Spud & Carrot Soup Pea Soup Barley
  Soup Potato Water Brown Soup -
Saturday Spud & Swede Soup Spud & Swede Soup Spud & Swede Soup Swedes
  Fried Spuds Potato Water Thin Barley Soup -

RATIONS for week 19/3-25/3/44

Flour 90gr, Bread 2000gr, Meat 435gr, Marg(arine) (1/2 for cooking) 126gr, Cheese 12.5gr, Quark 25gr, Barley 10gr, Vermicelli 40gr, Jam 140gr, Sugar 87.5gr , Coffee(Ersatz) 30gr, Potatoes 3000gr, Meat (Rissole) 64gr or Pork 80gr

 Entries in italics have been added by me, in the interests of clarity, for non-UK English speakers

 

 

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