The Transport Office was located in the stable block. It was entered through a door that lead up a steep staircase to the first floor where there were a number of offices.
The Transport Office came under the command of the Motor Transport Officer (MTO). He was responsible for all the Auxiliary Units transport. This included bringing men to and from the Coleshill courses, sometimes picking them up from the Highworth Post Office or sometimes the station at Swindon. They also controlled the motorcyclists who delivered messages and orders across the country.
The Transport Office was staffed by the Motor Transport Officer, a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) and an ATS typist. Other Ranks of the Royal Army Service Corps were drivers responsible for all motor transport in the Army.
One particularly memorable event was when three of the drivers were passengers in a car driven by one of their colleagues that crashed into another car driven by Captain Tracey one of the staff officer at Coleshill. He had swerved to avoid a small child (Joy Oxendon in a pram) and the cars collided head on, with all the occupants needing to be admitted to hospital. Sergeant McCullough the senior NCO, was on leave at the time and returned to discover he had almost no drivers left!
|RASC Section||Driver IC Bloor||unknown||unknown|
|RASC Section||Driver IC Ken Burnell||unknown||unknown|
|RASC Section||Sergeant Eric S Gray||27 Mar 1941||1943|
|RASC Section||Driver IC Houseman||unknown||unknown|
|RASC Section||Driver IC Hoy||unknown||unknown|
|RASC Section||Driver IC Tommy Mappin||unknown||unknown|
|RASC Section||Sergeant McCullough||27 Mar 1941||unknown|
|RASC Section||Sergeant Singleton||unknown||unknown|
|RASC Section||Corporal Sidney Leonard Smith||1940||unknown|
|RASC Section||Driver IC John Stedman||unknown||unknown|
|RASC Section||Driver IC Charles Henry Styan||unknown||1943|
|RASC Section||Driver Torre||Unknown||Unknown|
|RASC Section||Warrant Officer (Class 1) Harold George Transit Twelves||1940||1943|
|RASC Section||Driver IC Unwin||unknown||unknown|
|Motor Transport Officer||Lieutenant John Cecil Crawley||1942||1942|
|Motor Transport Officer||Captain The Lord Delamere||1942||1943|
|Motor Transport Officer||Major William Welchman Harston||1940||1941|