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  • Moggy C
    Moderator
    • Jan 2000
    • 20534

    WW2 MU numbers

    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
    "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.
  • Halibag
    Senior Member
    • Jan 2000
    • 135

    #2
    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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    • keithmac
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2000
      • 348

      #3
      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.
      uk::

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      • Glen
        Member
        • Jan 2000
        • 77

        #4
        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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        • Flight History
          Junior Member
          • Jan 2000
          • 4

          #5
          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?
          Regards,
          Cathy
          www.flight-history.com

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          • JARAY1
            Junior Member
            • Jan 2000
            • 10

            #6
            RE: WW2 MU numbers

            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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            • Glen
              Member
              • Jan 2000
              • 77

              #7
              RE: WW2 MU numbers

              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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              • Flight History
                Junior Member
                • Jan 2000
                • 4

                #8
                RE: WW2 MU numbers

                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.

                Regards,
                Cathy
                www.flight-history.com

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                • Moggy C
                  Moderator
                  • Jan 2000
                  • 20534

                  #9
                  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

                  Regards

                  Moggy C
                  "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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                  • Bluebird Mike
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Jan 2000
                    • 2496

                    #10
                    RE: WW2 MU numbers

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

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