38 Squadron

This is the main page for the squadron or unit.  At various times, this has been 38 Field Squadron and 38 HQ and SP squadron (a new nomination for squadrons since the 1990s, they didn't exist before that).  Obviously that's why all squadrons are just given a number on the title, rather than a full name.

 REgards, Gordon

Steve (Pete) Stevenson has set up a community page for 38 Sqn which will have all sorts of photos, memories and stories on it as it grows.  Why not pay it a visit once you've recorded your service details on here?  The link is

There's also a Facebook group here

MES Wks Germany

This is the main page for the squadron or unit. More info will be added here as I get the time, but for now it's a "base" for establishing comms with other members of the same unit. You can post messages for other members of the same unit using the messages link above this blurb, and you can also search for other members of this unit. Once you find them, click on their name to send an email direct to them. Please note that this website doesn't "remember" your emails, they are sent direct from you to the recipient without getting in the way. That helps you get in touch quickly and it keeps everything simple and free. Have fun. Gordon

Ministry of Public Bldgs & Wks

With many thanks to Brian Davies for this information (see comments below) - This covers both 

Area Office Ministry of Public Bldgs & Wks  - The Area Office MPBW level of responsibility covered all Berlin British Sector Districts;  The Depot Office (East) was responsible to the Area Office for: Charlottenburg, Wilmersdorf, and Tiergarten Districts, providing repairs and maintenance and minor new works.  Depot Office (East) handover notes of May 1966 from B.Davies to H Stalley records the area as follows:

Officer Married Quarters - 191
OR's Quarters and flats - 449

Special Buildings:
1. British Consul General
2. Greek Military Mission
3. Canadian Military Mission
4. Australian Military Mission
5. Netherlands Military Mission
6. B.F.E.S Mess
7. BSSO Civilian Officers Mess
8. Edinburgh House Hotel
9. Churchill House (80 flats)
10. British Officers Club
11. BFES School
12. NAAFI Summit House, AKC and PCLU
13. NAAFI Hostel
14. Allied Kommandantura
15. Red Shield Club
16. St. George's Church
17. Parish Hall
18. RTO Charlottenburg Station

Military Installations:

19. H.Q. Olympia Stadium
20. Rhuleben Ranges
21. British Military Cemetary
22. Tiergarten Camp and Police Post

Depot Office (East) Ministry of Public Bldgs & Wks - The Ministry of Works was a department of the UK Government formed in 1943, during World War II, to organise the requisitioning of property for wartime use. After the war, the Ministry retained responsibility for Government building projects.

In 1962 it was renamed the Ministry of Public Building and Works, and acquired the extra responsibility of monitoring the building industry as well as taking over the works departments from the War Office, Air Ministry and Admiralty. The Chief Architect of the Ministry from 1951 to 1970 was Eric Bedford. In 1970 the Ministry was absorbed into the Department of the Environment, although from 1972 most former Works functions were transferred to the largely autonomous Property Services Agency. Subsequent reorganisation of PSA into Property Holdings was followed by abolition in 1996 when individual Government departments took on responsibility for managing their own estate portfolios.