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Unit History: MOD Harrogate




Added on 06/08/2010

MoD harrogate was the Supply Branchs northern Procurement establishment.

Originally, the buildings at the top of St Georges Road had been a military hospital - of "hostilities only" construction, mainly serving the RCAF squadrons of Bomber Commande based in the East Yorkshire area - RAF Marston Moore, Dishforth, Leeming, Linton on Ouse and Church Fenton etc.

This accounts for the wide corridors, the single glazed metal framed windows, the appallingly ineffective central heating and the strange sizes of the offices and communal rooms. Activity was made inefficient by virtue of the Contracts Branch stubbornly refusing to move out of London and by Harrogate beiong nowhere near the focus of military aviation, but it had a great spirit about it and was a lovely posting.


Added on 06/08/2010

MoD harrogate was the Supply Branchs northern Procurement establishment.

Originally, the buildings at the top of St Georges Road had been a military hospital - of "hostilities only" construction, mainly serving the RCAF squadrons of Bomber Commande based in the East Yorkshire area - RAF Marston Moore, Dishforth, Leeming, Linton on Ouse and Church Fenton etc.

This accounts for the wide corridors, the single glazed metal framed windows, the appallingly ineffective central heating and the strange sizes of the offices and communal rooms. Activity was made inefficient by virtue of the Contracts Branch stubbornly refusing to move out of London and by Harrogate beiong nowhere near the focus of military aviation, but it had a great spirit about it and was a lovely posting.


Added on 06/08/2010

MoD harrogate was the Supply Branchs northern Procurement establishment.

Originally, the buildings at the top of St Georges Road had been a military hospital - of "hostilities only" construction, mainly serving the RCAF squadrons of Bomber Commande based in the East Yorkshire area - RAF Marston Moore, Dishforth, Leeming, Linton on Ouse and Church Fenton etc.

This accounts for the wide corridors, the single glazed metal framed windows, the appallingly ineffective central heating and the strange sizes of the offices and communal rooms. Activity was made inefficient by virtue of the Contracts Branch stubbornly refusing to move out of London and by Harrogate beiong nowhere near the focus of military aviation, but it had a great spirit about it and was a lovely posting.

Forces Reunited Forum Posts Involving MOD Harrogate

"Quoting: Paul Liversidge Hi - new to the site - joined up in 1975 as a Telephonist - served to 1988 - was at Swinderby (basic trg) Cosford (Trade trg) - then Odiham, Bruggen, Wattisham, MOD Harrogate, JOC Maastricht & NICS TARE Pitreave Castle - I left as a Corporal TCC. I was on the TCOB2 Cse - should have been on TCOB1 but the wife was expecting at the time! Ex TA Para before I joined up and become TA Para after I left, finally reaching the rank of a Major. Now live in Leeds as a Sports..."
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"Q1949629 Dennis Mdonald raf history as follows 49th BE RAF Cosford 1963 to 1966,RAF Wyton 1964 1966,HQ Feaf and JCUB Labuan 1965 1966,TSW RAF Tangmere 1966 1968,RAF Muharraq 1968 1969 HQDCN London 19691970 and finally Mod Harrogate 1970 1971"
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"...to the F4 Phantom. In Spring 1969 I was posted to RAF Rudloe Manor a large underground COMMCEN. April 1970 I was posted to RAF Gan, Maldive Islands. I worked in Station Signals a very good tour with leave in Singers. Next and last posting was to MOD Harrogate a very busy COMMCEN run by civvies and staffed by RAF. Lived out in a flat and worked in civvies, parent station was RAF Linton on Ouse where I was discharged in 1973."
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