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Ordnance depots UK-who manned them?


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Hello,

does anyone know who manned the Ordnance depots that existed in this country during WWI.Would it have been members of the Royal Army Ordnance corps?

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Roger

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Roger

They were manned by a mixture of military and civilian personnel. If you can get hold of a copy of A History of the Army Ordnance Services - The Great War, there is a chapter devoted to this subject.

TR

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Hello

Thanks for the reply.Was the purpose of the Ordnance depots for the storage of completed ammunition manufactured elsewhere or were weapons manufactured on site aswell?

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Roger

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The Depots were used for storage of other stores, not only ammunition. The AOC was responsible for the supply of most items except for Food, Forage,Petrol Oil and Lubricants.

Gun were not manufatured by them, they came from the relevant Arsenal. The AOC Artificer Section were, however responsible for "major servicing" of the Guns.

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