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No 14 Maintenance Unit


[Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

This was formed on 26 September 1938 from No 6 Stores Depot at Carlisle and by April 1939 it was under the control of No 40 Group Universal Equipment Depot.

April 1939

Location Command/Group
Carlisle, Cumberland Maintenance Command/No 40 (Maintenance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Equipment Branch
Wg Cdr Henry S F T Jerrard 22 Jan 1939 later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr H E T Crocker 28 Sep 1938
Sqn Ldr John F Young 16 Jan 1939 MBE, MM; later A/Cdre
Fg Off A S Thompson 24 Oct 1938  
Fg Off J P Scorgie  7 Oct 1938  
Plt Off Antony S Woodgate 17 Oct 1938 later A/Cdre
APO P K Hodgson 14 Nov 1938

Source - Confidential Air Force List April 1939

It supposedly transferred to No 41 Group on 2 April 1939 but was still being shown in No 40 Group in the edition below: -

May 1939

 

Location Command/Group
Carlisle, Cumberland Maintenance Command/No 40 (Maintenance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Equipment Branch
Wg Cdr Henry S F T Jerrard 22 Jan 1939 later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr H E T Crocker 28 Sep 1938
Sqn Ldr John F Young 16 Jan 1939 MBE, MM; later A/Cdre
Fg Off A S Thompson 24 Oct 1938  
Fg Off J P Scorgie  7 Oct 1938  
Plt Off Antony S Woodgate 17 Oct 1938 later A/Cdre
APO P K Hodgson 14 Nov 1938

Source - Confidential Air Force List May 1939

Sub-sites

Sub-site Location Dates
Annan 17 Aug 1944 - 15 Aug 1952
Bishopsbriggs 1 Jul - 4 Oct 1943

24 Nov 1945 - 5 Jun 1950

Catfoss  1 Dec 1945 - 31 May 1949
Crosby-on-Eden 1 Apr 1952 (inactive)
Dumfries 1 Mar 1955 - 22 Jul 1957
Elvington 31 Jan - 18 Nov 1946
Gibb Hill 1 Jul 1946 - at least May 1947
Grangemouth 12 Oct 1944 - 31 Aug 1949
Lissett 15 Nov 1945 - 31 Aug 1947
Long Benton Nov 1945 - 20 Feb 1950
Usworth 1 Dec 1945 - 30 Sep 1948
Sandysike (No 7 Site) 15 Dec 1946 - at least May 1947
Wigtown 1 Jul 1946 - 1 Mar 1948

It was transferred to No 56 Wing on 4 September 1944 and No 55 Wing on 15 October 1946.

It became an Aircraft Equipment Depot in August 1942 and an Equipment Supply Depot on 1 December 1963 and disbanded on 26 September 1996.

This page was last updated on 26/05/17 using FrontPage 2003

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