WW2 MU numbers

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Aircraft histories frequently give MU numbers but I have never found a list that identifies these by geographical location and function.

Anyone got any ideas?

Moggy

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RE: WW2 MU numbers

14 MU was at Carlisle & I know it dealt with clothing & may have dealt with other things as well.
Hope this helps?
Halibag

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RE: WW2 MU numbers

Hi Moggy, Afraid I don't know of a complete listing but 19 & 32 MU's were at St Athan and 27MU was a Shawbury, 389 & 390 MU's were at Seletar, Singapore.

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RE: WW2 MU numbers

Are there any specific ones that you are interested in as there are nearly as many MU's as there were Squadrons at that time? Here are a few off the top of my head that may help, I do have a complete listing but it would take to long to transcribe here.

5MU - Kemble
6MU - Brize Norton
7MU - Bibury
8MU - Little Rissington
9MU - Hullavington
10MU - Hullavington
13MU - Henlow
16MU - Stafford
20MU - Aston Down
33MU - Lyneham
39MU - Colerne

etc etc

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RE: WW2 MU numbers

Looking for feedback on this...would users like to see this information on our website?

If so I would be willing to post it. Glen would you be willing to contribute the information?
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Cathy
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Yes Cathy, I would like to see the information; I have most of the MU numbers and Site names but not the specific locations (map references?)

PETER E HAMLIN

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Cathy,

Pass on your e-mail address and I will see what I can do,most of the information you require is in a book entitled "RAF Flying, Training and Support Units" by Ray Sturtivant, John Hamlin and James Halley published in 1997 by Air Britain. This reference book comes highly recommended and I will transcribe if necessary.

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I can be reached at info@flight-history.com. I am concerned about copyright issues so I would need to contact the publisher before we could post the material. It might be a simple thing to get proper permissions. Our first concern is to protect the rights of the copyright holder.

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Cathy
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RE: WW2 MU numbers

Hey,

I'm back online after Xmas and there seems to be some interesting movements on this topic.

To answer one of the questions, I have no interest in specific MUs other than the fact I once had offices and a warehouse on an old MU in Worcestershire and I often tried to picture what happened there during WW2.

Now it is more a case that I read an aircraft history and find that after an accident it was sent to such-and-such an MU. I'd then like to know where that was and wat that particular unit specialised in.

Looking forward to the possibility of it appearing on a web site

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Moggy C

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RE: WW2 MU numbers

'Moggy C'? You'll be a 'Piece Of Cake' fan then!!!