Ordnance depots

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  1. Hi there,
    Hope all are fine. I checked several ORBAT files of 21st and 15th Army groups of TNA and found that there are several types of ordnance/ ammunition depots: Base Ordnance Depot (BOD) (WO212/248, WO33/2083), Base Ammunition Depot (BAD) (WO212/248, WO33/2083), Advanced Ammunition Depot (WO204/10223) and Forward Ordnance Depot (FOD) (WO204/10223). Home army ORBAT (WO212/134) says, Eastern Command had one Central Ordnance Depot (COD) and several Central Ordnance Sub-depots; Northern and Scottish Commands had Command Ordnance Depot and Command & District Ammunition Depots. However, I searched to get the WE of such Ordnance depots in Trux 21st AG model thread, but the thread does not have WE of these Ordnance depots. Can anyone guide me about the organisation, functionalities and WE of these Ordnance depots.
    Thanks in advance
    Shams
     
  2. Tolbooth

    Tolbooth Patron Patron

    Shams,
    If you can find a copy of this book by Major J Lee-Richardson it has a wealth of info on RAOC and it's depots. Doesn't have any orbats I'm afraid but describes their operation in some detail - I was surprised to learn the Ordnance ran the mobile bath and laundry units!
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  3. Dear Tolbooth
    Thanks for your reply. Certainly this book will help me to understand the functionality of these depots. I do not have the book, but I will look into internet to buy or to get pdf. However, I am interested to know the organisation and war establishment table of these depots.
    Regards
    Shams
     
  4. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    Appears to stem from WW1. The supply of clothes which included clean clothes was seen as an ordnance function so they ended up running the laundry and the delousing equipment. This in turn meant that they had the capacity to produce lots of hot water so they got bath duties as well. In WW1 the US Army also gave the responsibility to Ordnance but I don't know if this still applied in WW2

    I always liked the story of Lord Curzon, a man who would make Reece Mogg look like a dangerous radical modernist, who after an inspection visit to an Army bath house remarked "I never realised what white skins the working classes could have"
     
  5. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    The Trux site has the WEs for Advanced Ammunition Depot and Advanced Ordnance Depot as well as other smaller RAOC units.
    Royal army ordnance corps

    Tim
     
  6. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    This book has some Ordnance info. Just took a photo of part of a page, but more info in the book. I do have an original copy this and the 21 Army Group Ordnance book.
    Link to book.
    Admin History 21 Army Gp
    Keith
    ord 1.JPG ord 2.JPG
     
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  7. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    21 Army Group Ordnance book. some info but a lot more in the book.
    Keith
    ord 3 ammo.JPG ord 4 ammo.JPG ord 5 ammo.JPG ord repair.JPG
     
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  8. Thanks Tim. But do you know the WE of the other depots, please?
     
  9. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    Sorry this is the only info I have.

    Tim
     
  10. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Sorry, i have looked in all the books i have and can not find the info you want. There is one page in a 1949 post war book but that is post war.
    Keith
     
  11. Keith, if you don't mind and if possible, can you please share this page of the post war book?
    Regards
    Shams
     
  12. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Here are a few pages from Vol 2 war pamphlet 1, some of the other ordnance books i have , from 1945 to 1953 + i have a few more on stores.
    Keith
    ord  reg 1.jpg ord reg 2.jpg ord pam 1.JPG ord pam 2.JPG ord pam 3 JPG.JPG
     
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  13. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One more page i found post war 1949
    Keith
    ord bod.jpg
     
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  14. Hi Keith,
    May I ask you how do I get all pamphlets, please? I am interested to go through the pamphlets. Even I want to pay via PayPal if you help me to get the digitized scan of all pamphlets, please.
    Regards
    Shams
     
  15. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    I bought most of them from ebay a few years ago, not in one lot but one by one. There are 100s of pages so i cant scan them, not good to flatten the books.
    Keith
     
  16. No worries Keith. It's my bad. I will look into eBay, Amazon, and AbeBooks to get the book. Thanks again for sharing the important images.
    Regards
    Shams
     
  17. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

  18. Thanks Keith. I already ask the seller to let me know the table of content of the book.
     

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