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No 2 Maintenance Unit


[Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

This was formed on 9 April 1938 by redesignating No 2 Equipment Depot at Broadheath near Altrincham in Cheshire

July 1938

Location Command/Group
Broadheath, Altrincham Training Command

 

Rank Name

Branch

Notes
Stores Branch
Wg Cdr Thomas S James

17 Oct 1932

Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr F R Lines  1 Dec 1936
Flt Lt Wilfrid A D Collingwood 23 May 1938  
Flt Lt G C Allen 25 Jan 1937  
Fg Off C E Lindsell 25 Jan 1937  
Civil Assistant and Accountant, Grade II
Mr S T Metcalfe    
Assistant Inspector, AID
Mr W Symes    
Supernumerary
Flt Lt R B Horstmann  1 Mar 1938  
Flt Lt M E O'B Atkinson  1 Mar 1938  
Flt Lt E G Moore  1 Mar 1938  
Fg Off F G Metcalf  1 Mar 1938  
Fg Off D Stacey  1 Mar 1938  
Fg Off W M Murray 17 Feb 1938 RCAF
No 2 Stores (Ammunition) Sub-Depot, Pulham, Norfolk
Fg Off L H Anness 24 May 1936 AFC

Source - Air Force List July 1938

It was transferred to Maintenance Command on 1 August 1938.

January 1939

Location Command/Group
Broadheath, Altrincham Maintenance Command

 

Rank Name

Branch

Notes
Stores Branch
Wg Cdr Thomas S James

17 Oct 1932

Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr F R Lines  1 Dec 1936
Sqn Ldr Wilfrid A D Collingwood 23 May 1938  
Flt Lt G C Allen 25 Jan 1937  
Flt Lt E E Copper  9 Oct 1938  
Fg Off C E Lindsell 25 Jan 1937  
Fg Off G F Dell  9 Oct 1938  
Fg Off D H M Graham  9 Oct 1938  
Civil Assistant and Accountant, Grade II
Mr S T Metcalfe    
Assistant Inspector, AID
Mr W Symes    
Supernumerary
Flt Lt M E O'B Atkinson  1 Mar 1938  
Fg Off W M Murray 17 Feb 1938 RCAF
No 2 Stores (Ammunition) Sub-Depot, Pulham, Norfolk
Fg Off L H Anness 24 May 1936 AFC

Source - Air Force List January 1939

It was placed under the control of No 40 (Maintenance) Group on 6 March 1939.

April 1939

Location Command/Group
Broadheath, Altrincham Maintenance Command/No 40 (Maintenance) Group

 

Rank Name

Branch

Notes
Equipment Branch
Sqn Ldr F R Lines  1 Dec 1936
Sqn Ldr Wilfrid A D Collingwood 23 May 1938  
Flt Lt G C Allen 25 Jan 1937  
Flt Lt F A A H Strath 15 Jan 1939  
Fg Off Arthur H McM Hely 21 Feb 1939 later A/Cdre
Fg Off G F Dell  9 Oct 1938  
Fg Off J E Watson 15 Feb 1939  
Fg Off

Cyril J R Salmon

21 Jan 1939 later AVM
Civil Assistant and Accountant, Grade II
Mr S T Metcalfe    
Assistant Inspector, AID
Mr W Symes    
No 2 Stores (Ammunition) Sub-Depot, Pulham, Norfolk
Fg Off L H Anness 24 May 1936 AFC

Source - Confidential Air Force List April 1939

May 1939

Location Command/Group
Broadheath, Altrincham Maintenance Command/No 42 (Maintenance) Group

 

Rank Name

Branch

Notes
Equipment Branch
Sqn Ldr Wilfrid A D Collingwood 23 May 1938  
Sqn Ldr F R Lines  1 Dec 1936
Flt Lt G C Allen 25 Jan 1937  
Flt Lt F A A H Strath 15 Jan 1939  
Fg Off Arthur H McM Hely 21 Feb 1939 later A/Cdre
Fg Off G F Dell  9 Oct 1938  
Fg Off J E Watson 15 Feb 1939  
Fg Off

Cyril J R Salmon

21 Jan 1939 later AVM
Civil Assistant and Accountant, Grade II
Mr S T Metcalfe    
Assistant Inspector, AID
Mr W Symes    
No 2 Stores (Ammunition) Sub-Depot, Pulham, Norfolk
Fg Off L H Anness 24 May 1936 AFC

Source - Confidential Air Force List May 1939

It was transferred to No 42 Group on 19 June 1939, but this change was shown in the May edition and closed on 15 March 1957.

Sub sites: -

No Location Dates
2 Pulham, Norfolk 9 April 1938 - 15 Mar 1957
  Ridge Quarry, Corsham 9 Apr 1938 - 1 Jan 1940
  Bridleway Gate (satellite to Ridge) 10 Jan 1944 - 10 May 1946
  Grange Quarry, Holywell xx Aug 1939 - 15 Mar 1957

It reformed on 15 March 1959 within No 41 Group as a Packing Depot (later Equipment Depot and the Equipment Supply Depot) at RAF Sealand, with a sub-site at Ridge Quarry.  It transferred to No 40 Group on 14 September 1959  and was disbanded  on 30 Jun 1969 by becoming a sub-site to No 7 MU.

 

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