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    Hello,

    I wonder if anyone can tell me where this unit was in early 1945 & point me in direction of any photos of location out there if there any.
    Many thanks.

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    Hello, welcome to the forum. If no-one has the answer, the ORB for 227 MU is at Kew, file reference = AIR 29/1064.
    Good luck with the research.

    Bruce
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    dgeldard, hi,
    Sturtivant has 227 MU at Nottingham Ice Rink (then at 39 Stoney Street, Nottingham) from 1 Dec 43 to 1 Jun 46 (disbanded).
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    Many thanks for those quick helpful responses

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    dgeldard, hi,
    Seems to be some uncertainties about Nottingham’s Ice venues and their usages in WW2. Sturtivant states that “S” Temp MU were the traditional “Clothing & Barrack Stores” lot (i.e.‘Blanket Stackers’!) at 33 Stoney Street, Nottingham. They were the forerunner of 227 MU (again ‘Blanket Stackers) but this time he has them located at 39 Stoney Street, Nottingham. Possibly a minor point?
    However, if you Google ‘Nottingham Ice Stadium’ and scroll to the Wiki post you will see that it says that the Ice Stadium was used, in WW2, to store guns/ammo from the nearby ROF. The two locations are only 170 yards apart, but totally different in function. The two locations in Stoney Street are nearly next door to each other. If you’re looking for pix of the locations – at the time – then you might have to do a little more research to determine which was actually the ‘home’ of 227 MU!!
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    There is a photograph of the Ice Rink entrance here

    http://www.jannaludlow.co.uk/Art_Dec...here_Else.html

    DaveW

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    Thanks for those further updates. My hunch is that blanket stacking is more likely, so I will delve into it a bit more with that guidance.

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