Maintenance unit records

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  1. Stuart300978

    Stuart300978 New Member

    can anyone help me I'm trying to find out details or records from a maintenance unit that was based where I use to live in Taunton Somerset 67 Maintaince unit they were based on raf culmhead I've tried national archives Kew but nothing
     
  2. travers1940

    travers1940 Active Member

  3. travers1940

    travers1940 Active Member

    RAF Culmhead
    This was not quite the end, as in August 1945, the airfield was used as a out based storage site by 67 maintenance Unit, to hold some of the vast quantities of equipment and vehicles which had now become redundant and awaiting disposal.
    Twelve months on this role had been completed here and in August 1946, RAF Culmhead was finally closed.

    Culmhead
     
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  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Would this help

    67 Maintenance Unit, formed at Taunton October 1940; includes Sub-Sections at Tavistock... | The National Archives
    Reference: AIR 29/1021/1
    Description:
    67 Maintenance Unit, formed at Taunton October 1940; includes Sub-Sections at Tavistock and Truro; includes detachments at St Eval and Banff; moved to Culmhead September 1945; disbanded April 1946 (MU UK). With appendices
    Note: Open in 1972
    Date: 1940 Oct-1946 Apr
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Legal status: Public Record(s)
    Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

    TD
     
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  5. travers1940

    travers1940 Active Member

    Marshalsea Hydrolics Ltd of Taunton.
    The Marshalsea Company was founded in 1830 by Albert Marshalsea who manufactured horse-drawn carriages. By 1910 it had diversified into coach building for motor cars. At the outbreak of World War 2, the Marshalsea factory was taken over by the RAF and used to maintain and repair fighter planes. By the end of hostilities, the manufacture of aircraft components had graduated into hydraulic systems for aircraft and guided missiles, and valves for the mining industry.
    Marshalsea Hydraulics Ltd, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8DJ

    Maintenance units responsible for salvage were responsible for vast areas of the country.
    RAF Maintenance Command - Wikipedia

    Photo attached of Fighter engines being prepared for despatch by civilian workers at No 25 Maintenance Unit, Hartlebury, Worcestershire.
     

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