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Old 23rd June 2022, 12:27
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Info on RAF Maintenance / Salvage Units WWII

Hi guys - relevant to the He 219 project I am seeking information on the following:

I would really like to know if there are any official or unofficial histories of the following RAF Maintenance Units (MUs) in WWII. Any information seems very difficult to find!

No.6 MU (Brize Norton?)
No.409 Repair and Salvage Unit (Schleswig?)
No.34 MU (Shrewsbury?)
No.47 MU (Sealand, Flintshire?)


also seeking photos or information about the scrap area at RAF Farnborough, or images of RAF Ford in the mid-1940s

thanks in advance!
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Old 24th June 2022, 18:03
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Re: Info on RAF Maintenance / Salvage Units WWII

Hi,

These are all available in the AIR 29 Air Ministry and Ministry of Defence: Operations Record Books, Miscellaneous Units. This series consists of Operation Record Books (form 540) and appendices (form 541) for units of the RAF other than Commands, Wings, Squadrons or Stations. Observe these are not digitised.

AIR 29/963
6 Maintenance Unit, formed at Brize Norton (MU) October 1938; includes 22 Satellite Landing Ground Barnsley Park; 34 SLG Woburn Park; includes misfiled 'C' MU November 1939 only. With appendices
1938 Oct-1945 Dec

AIR 29/810/2
409 Repair and Salvage Unit; formed at Sawbridgeworth and later moved to various UK locations; moved to France in June 1944, then Belgium and Germany. Part of 83 Group and 2 Tactical Air Force; includes several photographs of vehicles, equipment and tents. With appendices
1943 Sept-1945 Nov

AIR 29/997
RAF Mechanical Transport Repair Depot, formed at Shrewsbury July 1919; became Mechanical Transport Depot, 1926; disbanded March 1932; 34 Maintenance Unit, formed Shrewsbury March 1940; moved to Montford Bridge August 1945 (MU UK). With appendices
1917-1932; 1940 Mar-1945 Dec

AIR 29/1005
36 Maintenance Unit, Sealand; renamed 47 MU February 1940.
1939 Sept-1947 Dec
AIR 29/1006
36 Maintenance Unit, Sealand; renamed 47 MU February 1940; appendices only
1939 Sept-1945 Dec

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Peter
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Old 25th June 2022, 17:04
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Re: Info on RAF Maintenance / Salvage Units WWII

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Hi,

These are all available in the AIR 29 Air Ministry and Ministry of Defence: Operations Record Books, Miscellaneous Units.

Regards,
Peter
fantastic Peter! Thanks so much for your help
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Old 28th June 2022, 08:38
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Re: Info on RAF Maintenance / Salvage Units WWII

Hi Peter.
Do you have the file numbers for those in the Desert and Italy as well??
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Old 28th June 2022, 19:54
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Re: Info on RAF Maintenance / Salvage Units WWII

Hi Stefaan,

AIR 29 includes units in the Mediterranean area. You can make a search on: https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...id=479&catln=3

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Thx a mil.
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