Records held by the various Vehicle Parks.

Discussion in 'Vehicle Names and Census Numbers' started by SDP, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. SDP

    SDP Senior Member Patron

    Many people are interested in individual vehicles and consequently what named/numbered vehicles went where, to whom (Regiment etc) and when.

    Does anyone know whether such records were maintained, and more importantly, whether such records would still exist for the various Vehicle Parks?
     
  2. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    SDP,

    I've had a look at a couple of vehicle park war diaries at Kew and come away disappointed. Not much detail in them, IIRC.

    Regards

    Tom
     
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  3. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    For example,

    WO171/253 – Second Army Vehicle Park, R.A.O.C. (only contained Nov – Dec 44 WD’s)

    Commanding Officer: Major R.J. Saunders

    1 November 1944 OOSTHAM
    Normal day.
    Receipts: Vehs 92 Issues: Vehs 23
    Guns - Guns -

    2 November 1944 OOSTHAM
    Normal day.
    Receipts: Vehs 53 Issues: Vehs 21
    Guns - Guns -

    3 November 1944 OOSTHAM
    Normal day.
    Receipts: Vehs 53 Issues: Vehs 84
    Guns - Guns -

    4 November 1944 OOSTHAM
    Normal day.
    Receipts: Vehs 27 Issues Vehs 40
    Guns 1 Guns 1

    5 November 1944 OOSTHAM
    Bgdr Clarke & Bgdr Crosland inspected vehs in Unfit Bay.
    Detachment from 92 Army Tps Coy RE left.
    Receipts: Vehs 96 Issues Vehs 31
    Guns 12 Guns -

    6 November 1944 OOSTHAM
    Normal day.
    Receipts: Vehs 33 Issues Vehs 69
    Guns 9 Guns -

    7 November 1944 OOSTHAM
    Normal day.
    Receipts: Vehs 33 Issues: Vehs 108
    Guns 9 Guns -

    8 November 1944 OOSTHAM
    Normal day.
    Receipts: Vehs 67 Issues: Vehs 69
    Guns 7 Guns -

    9 November 1944 OOSTHAM
    Normal day.
    Receipts: Vehs 222 Issues: Vehs 28
    Guns - Guns 2

    10 November 1944 OOSTHAM
    Normal day.
    Receipts: Vehs 17 Issues: Vehs 19
    Guns 1 Guns 2

    Not sure if there are more out there?

    Regards

    Tom
     
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  4. SDP

    SDP Senior Member Patron

    Tom

    Thanks sincerely for your replies. Much as I suspected; some basic 'in' / 'out' type numbers but no detailed schedules.

    The British Army was/is brilliant at making records.....and similarly brilliant at throwing them away when 'surplus to requirements'.
     

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