No.1 and No.10 Military Transport Stores Depots (WW2)

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  1. Looking at my Granddad's service record the other day because my sister was asking where he'd served - I can find his basic training depot ok (Brecon with the Royal Welch) but after that he seems to have spent time at No.1 and No.10 MTSD before going abroad and eventually transferring to RAOC.

    I assume they were trade training centres for driver/stores related trades, but does anyone know where they were (or an easy way to find out)? I tried Googling them but you get a metric fuckton of absolutely random results with nothing I can find on either of them.
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  2. Cant help with the actual question, but I do like the expression:
    I tried Googling them but you get a metric fuckton of absolutely random results.
    Which I shall try and slip into conversation as soon as possible!!
    However being an old fart is there a conversion chart from Metric to Imperial, or do I assume a Metric Fuckton is equivalent to an Imperial Fuckfew, or slightly more Fuckseverals's. Wouldn't want to be caught out by someone more knowledgeable than me in the matter of Fucktons ;-)

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  3. Just did a quick Google out of interest, I think its "Mechanical Transport Stores Depot" which might improve the results, I will have another rummage as I am interested in the post War RASC as my old man re-enlisted into the RASC after WW2, and I have a slight suspicion that MTSD might have been RASC, but I'm very happy to be proved wrong.
  4. Having rummages through an Imperial fucklot of Google stuff I'm even more inclined to think that the MTSD were RASC. The bit below is from the IWM archives and links to a postcard in their collection:
    Addressed to Kenneth Merton, No 6 Mechanical Transport Stores Depot (MTSD), Royal Army Service Corps, based in Durban; stamped 'Base Depot, RASC, 24 Feb 1942'
    Not exactly conclusive evidence but it might help in your research.
  5. He was definitely Royal Welch then RAOC (unless his clerk's handwriting is even worse than I thought!) but the depots could have been run by the RASC. I'll have a look on that other site this week and see what I can find. Cheers for your help!
  6. So far as I can tell, the MTSD were RASC, BUT, also had the normal range of attached bodies, RAOC, REME, slop jockeys etc, so I'm sure you are correct, but knowing the right structure will help in your search. Best of luck.
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  7. Sounds like it's something along the lines of Ashchurch might have been a vehicle specialist when he re-traded