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Maintance units 6 and 47

Maintance units 6 and 47
Author: Mike Heavey (Guest)
Time Stamp:
13:25:33 11 August 2001
Post:
Can any one give details of maintance units 6 and 47 and of Spitfire MkVb EP689 through these units.



RE: Maintance units 6 and 47
Author: Chris Charland (Guest)
Time Stamp:
20:48:57 16 August 2001
Post:
Hi Mike

Hope this answers some questions for you.

Cheers...Chris

No.6 Maintenance Unit was formed at R.A.F. Station Brize Norton, Oxfordshire as an Aircraft Storage Unit, on the 10th of October 1938 from No.1 Aircraft Storage Unit. On the 3rd of April 1939, No.41 Group, R.A.F. Maintenance Command assumed control of No.6 M.U. On the 21st of May 1941 it was assigned to No.52 (Maintenance) Wing (Southern). No.52 Wing was disbanded on the 31st of October 1942.

No.6 Maintenance Unit used the following Satellite Landing Grounds during the Second World War:

Macaroni Down, Cheshire during December 1940.

No.22 SLG Barnsley Park, Gloucestershire

1st of July 1941 to the 19th of August 1942

No.28 SLG Barton Abbey, Oxfordshire

28th of February 1943 to February 1945

No.34 SLG Woburn Park, Bedfordshire

1st of July 1941 to the 25th of February 1943

January 1944 to May 1945

Watchfield, Berkshire - this site was used only on a temporary basis for aircraft dispersal.

circa December 1940 to October 1941

No.47 Maintenance Unit was formed as a Packing and Storage Depot on the 1st of May 1940 at R.A.F. Station Sealand, Flint from the former No.36 Maintenance Unit. Initially, it was part of No.43 (Maintenance) Group, R.A.F. Maintenance Command. On the 24th of March 1941, it was assigned to No.53 (Maintenance)Wing.

Supermarine Spitfire EP689 went through No.6 M.U. on the 21st of July 1942. It passed through No.47 M.U. on the 26th of August 1942 prior to being transported to the Middle East aboard the Atlantic Star in August 1942.

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