War Diaries 47 MPFC

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  1. Trp255

    Trp255 Member

    Hi All,

    I’m trying to locate the War Diaries of my Great Uncle’s unit. He served in 47 MPFC, RASC, which I translate as Mobile Petrol Filling Company. The only war diaries I can find are for Mobile Petrol Centre. Is this the same unit or something completely different?

    He served with them from March 1944- July 1945.

    Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    Mobile Petrol Filling Centre is correct. I do not see a Mobile Petrol Filling Company for 1944/45.

    Mike

    MOBILE PETROL FILLING CENTRE RASC
    War Establishment IV/102/2. November 1943.
    A Mobile Filling Centre was equipped with collapsible petrol storage tanks which were replenished from petrol tanker lorries. Hoses were used to fill petrol cans. Personnel were provided for the repair of petrol cans.

    Captain
    2 X Subaltern
    Staff Quartermaster Serjeant Clerk
    Mechanist Staff Serjeant

    serjeant clerk
    serjeant for supervisory duties
    clerk
    4 X coppersmith trained in sheet metal work, including a corporal
    2 X driver mechanic
    2 X vehicle mechanic
    3 X welder including a corporal

    11 X driver including a corporal
    2 X motorcyclist
    2 X batman
    3 X general dutyman
    3 X gas freeing and testing personnel
    16 X operatives and inspection personnel
    3 X cook ACC

    3 X motorcycle
    1 X car 2 seater
    2 X 15cwt GS
    8 X 3ton 4 X 2 GS

    1 X Bren lmg

    Labour for handling and stacking tins will be provided as required.
    Local enlisted personnel may replace non tradesmen.
    Four men will be trained as firemen

    Headquarters
    Captain
    Subaltern
    Staff Quartermaster Serjeant Clerk
    serjeant clerk
    serjeant for supervisory duties
    clerk
    driver mechanic
    11 X driver including a corporal
    2 X motorcyclist
    batman
    3 X general dutyman
    15 X operatives and inspection personnel
    2 X cook ACC


    Maintenance and Repair Section
    Subaltern
    mechanist staff serjeant
    4 X coppersmith trained in sheet metal work, including a corporal
    driver mechanic
    2 X vehicle mechanic
    3 X welder including a corporal
    batman
    3 X gas freeing and testing personnel
    operative and inspection person
    cook ACC

    Marquee.jpg

    petrol filling.jpg
     
  3. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    I suspect these are the war diaries for them, listed as Petrol Filling Centre RASC:

    *** ARCRE WAR DIARY SEARCH RESULTS ***

    WO 171/2342, 47 Centre (1944 Jan.- Dec.)
    WO 171/6668, 47 Centre (1945 Jan.- Aug.)

    (Downloaded from ARCRE War Diary Search Engine: http://www.arcre.com/wdsearch - 2013-12-29 08:35 GMT)

    Lee
     
  4. Trp255

    Trp255 Member

    Thanks for the replies.

    When I searched the National Archives I could only find the Centres, but wasn't 100% sure they were the right ones.

    Thanks also for the photographs.

    My Great Uncle trained as a welder.
     
  5. Trp255

    Trp255 Member

    Are these Units Army troops or Corps troops?

    Thanks,
    Trp255
     

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