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No 26 Maintenance Unit


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

This was formed on 10 February 1938 as No 26 Equipment Unit from No 2 ASU at RAF Cardington as a Balloon Repair Depot and was redesignated as No 26 MU before July 1938.

July 1938

Location Command/Group
RAF Cardington, Bedfordshire Training Command/No 24 (Training) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Equipment Branch
Sqn Ldr G G C Pigott  1 Mar 1938
General Duties Branch
APO P F McD Davies  7 May 1938  
APO A C Roberts  7 May 1938  
APO Wilfred J Burnett  7 May 1938 later A/Cdre

Source - Air Force List July 1938

It was transferred to Maintenance Command on 1 August 1938.

January 1939

Location Command/Group
RAF Cardington, Bedfordshire Maintenance Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Equipment Branch
Sqn Ldr G G C Pigott  1 Mar 1938
General Duties Branch
Flt Lt E E Vielle  1 Mar 1938  
APO P F McD Davies  7 May 1938  
APO A C Roberts  7 May 1938  
APO H C G Wilcox  7 May 1938  
APO D H Wardlaw  7 May 1938  
APO J R Tobin  4 Jun 1938  
APO G W Slee  7 May 1938  
APO H A Trenchard  4 Jun 1938  
APO B M Barker  7 May 1938  
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Capt (Ret) C Hole   Engineer Duties

Source - Air Force List January 1939

It disbanded on 2 March 1939 but was still shown in the next CAFL

April 1939

Location Command/Group
RAF Cardington, Bedfordshire Maintenance Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Capt (Ret) C Hole   Engineer Duties

Source - Confidential Air Force List April 1939

It was to  reform at Cowley on 21 September 1939 as a repair depot for types such as the Tiger Moth, Hurricane and Spitfire but on 7 March 1940 it became part of the Civilian Repair Organisation as No 1 Civilian Repair Unit.

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