Aircraft Repair Depots

Southern Aircraft Repair Depot

Jersey Brow, South Farnborough
Renamed as 1 (Southern) Aircraft Repair Depot in October 1917
Often appears in men’s service records as SARD or 1(S)ARD

Northern Aircraft Repair Depot

Formed December 1916
Coal Aston in north Derbyshire; often known as Greenhill and Woodseats
Renamed as 2 (Northern) Aircraft Repair Depot
Often appears in men’s service records as NARD or 2(N)ARD
On 4 April 1919 some 300 men from this depot marched to Sheffield’s Town Hall, with complains concerning overly severe discipline, parades and leave

3 (Western) Aircraft Repair Depot

Yate near Bristol
On 11 January 1919 some 6-700 men from this depot formed a deputation that saw Bristol’s Lord Mayor at the Council House, protesting at demobilisation priorities and delays

4 Aircraft Repair Depot

Ebury Bridge Road, Pimlico, London

5 (Eastern) Aircraft Repair Depot

Henlow in Bedfordshire (the site still operates today as RAF Henlow)
Operational from October 1918

6 (Scottish) Aircraft Repair Depot

Renfrew
Operational from December 1918

7 (North West) Aircraft Repair Depot

Shrewsbury
Operational from September 1918

8 (Irish) Aircraft Repair Depot

Baldonell
Operational from October 1918

9 Aircraft Repair Depot

Edmonton in north London
Operational from April 1918

10 Aircraft Repair Depot

Wormwood Scrubs, London
Used for repair of RAF mechanical transport rather than aircraft

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