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No 25 Maintenance Unit


[Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

This was formed on 1 September 1939 at Hartlebury within No 24 (Training) Group but was transferred to No 40 (Maintenance) Group on 6 March 1939

April 1939

Location Command/Group
Hartlebury, Kidderminster Maintenance Command/No 40 (Maintenance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Equipment Branch
Wg Cdr A Walters 17 Oct 1938
Sqn Ldr T I Iliff 23Jan 1939
Fg Off D L Eden 26 Sep 1938  
Fg Off I E Phillips 27 Oct 1938  
Plt Off B G Carfoot 17 Oct 1938  
Plt Off J F Hutton 17 Oct 1938  
Civil Assistant and Accountant, Grade II
Mr T S Grant   Acting

Source - Confidential Air Force List April 1939

May 1939

Location Command/Group
Hartlebury, Kidderminster Maintenance Command/No 40 (Maintenance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Equipment Branch
Gp Capt Thomas E Drowley

27 Mar 1939

Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Wg Cdr A Walters 17 Oct 1938
Sqn Ldr T I Iliff 23Jan 1939
Fg Off D L Eden 26 Sep 1938  
Fg Off I E Phillips 27 Oct 1938  
Plt Off B G Carfoot 17 Oct 1938  
Plt Off J F Hutton 17 Oct 1938  
Civil Assistant and Accountant, Grade II
Mr T S Grant   Acting

Source - Confidential Air Force List May 1939

Sub-sites and SLGs: -

Sub-site Location Dates
Cardington xxx 1939 - 31 Aug 1956
Chelveston 9 Oct 1945 - at least May 1947
Edgehill 1 Jul 1948 - 12 Dec 1949
Halfpenny Green 1 Mar 1946 - 15 Nov 1956
Harrington 9 Oct 1945 - 31 Mar 1949
Horham 9 Oct 1945 - 30 Jun 1948
Madley 1 Apr 1952 - 30 Mar 1954
Melchbourne Park by May 1947 - 30 Apr 1950
Shobdon 28 Feb 1946 - 18 Dec 1953
Troston 1 Feb 1946 - xx xxx xxxx
Wythall by May 1947 - 13 Jul 1948

It was transferred to No 55 Wing at some point before being transferred to No 57 Wing on 15 October 1946.  It became an Equipment Supply Depot on 1 December1963 and was transferred to Support Command on 1 September 1973, closing on 30 June 1977.

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

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