The Transport Office

The Transport Office was located in the table 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 controlled the motorcyclists who delivered messages and orders across the country.

The Transport Office was staffed by Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) and Other Ranks, of the Royal Army Service Corps, who were 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 or animal 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!

Personnel
Role Name Posted from until
RASC Section Driver IC Bloor Unknown 03 Dec 1944
RASC Section Driver IC Ken Burnell Unknown 03 Dec 1944
RASC Section Sergeant Eric S Gray 27 Mar 1941 03 Dec 1944
RASC Section Driver IC Houseman Unknown 03 Dec 1944
RASC Section Driver IC Hoy Unknown 03 Dec 1944
RASC Section Driver IC Tommy Mappin Unknown 03 Dec 1944
RASC Section Sergeant McCullough 27 Mar 1941 03 Dec 1944
RASC Section Sergeant Singleton Unknown 03 Dec 1944
RASC Section Corporal Sidney Leonard Smith Unknown 03 Dec 1944
RASC Section Driver IC John Stedman Unknown 03 Dec 1944
RASC Section Driver IC Charles Henry Styan Unknown 03 Dec 1944
RASC Section Driver Torre Unknown 03 Dec 1944
RASC Section Warrant Officer (Class 1) Harold George Transit Twelves Unknown 03 Dec 1944
RASC Section Driver IC Unwin Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Motor Transport Officer Lieutenant John Cecil Crawley Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Motor Transport Officer Captain The Lord Delamere Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Motor Transport Officer Major William Welchman Harston Unknown 03 Dec 1944