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    Default A.C.A.C.in Brackla

    Air Crew Allotation Centre in Brackla (Invernesshire).
    What was the role of such a centre?

    Thanks in advance for any clues...
    Grexx

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    Grexx,
    An Air Crew Allocation Centre was somewhere Aircrew were sent (Squadron Disbandment, Change of a/c type, Change of Branch/Trade, etc) while it was decided what to do with them. They might wait to re-crew on the same a/c type, or wait until a Conversion Course assembled on a new type of a/c - in fact, a sort of temporary 'dustbin', or 'pending tray'!! But precisely what they did at Brackla itself I do not know.
    The one at Brackla might well have been very popular. Just outside the airfield boundary fence on the south side was the Brackla Whisky Distillery. It currently (if Mr Google is to be believed!) has a production capacity of 2,500,000 litres per year!! Take some dedicated, hardened, drinkers to shift that lot - and then gift their livers to medical science!
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    Peter Davies
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    We might not know - but we might know who does!

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    Well, that explains a lot...

    Thank you Peter!

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    There is a local story about a group of Australian airmen breaking into Brackla distillery during the war and getting away with two casks of the best using a 'borrowed' horse & cart which they fitted with padded wheels and hooves. Supposedly, one cask was found empty many months later, the other was never discovered...

    Keith

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