1 Engineering Stores Depot
I only heard about this unit today (Jan 2012) from John "Wally" Warren, so my apologies for not adding it before. If you've got any memories or photos of the place, here's the unit to add them to. REgards, Gordon
According to Wally -
From memory, it WAS a Engineering Stores Depot.
Holding everything from Pontoon's, Bailey's, Hafbe's, Lafbe's, Petter Engine's etc etc. Down to the smaller stuff.
It was approx 9 Sq. Miles in area, and had its own Railway sidings and Engine's.
It had Training Dog Handling unit, along with us guys, who were in classrooms learning how to type, and undertake clerical tasks, appertaining to all Store requirements.
I do recall that Guard Picket Duty was a long, long walk around the allocated part of this large site.
Direct from my stint at this Depot, I was sent via Barton Stacey to Iserlohn.
I dropped some of my kit in the Barracks, and was whisked away to Hameln the same day, where I started my job as a Store man in a mock River Crossing under fire.
Straight in the deep end......