1st Australian Ordnance Vehicle Park

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Motor bikes at Bandiana AWM photo 131365
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Military Vehicles in storage post ww2 AWM photo 1131366

Brief History

During April 1943, the vehicle section of No 1 Sub Depot of 1 Base Ordnance Depot at Broadmeadows in Victoria was separated to form Motor Transport Vehicle Park, with their role being the continued receipt of vehicles from overseas and local manufacturers. In August they were organised as the 1st Australian Ordnance Vehicle Park, receiving tracked vehicles at Broadmeadows and wheeled vehicles at Camp Pell and at Ascot. In November they moved to Bandiana, leaving 1st Ordnance Vehicle Transit Park at South Kensington to receive the vehicles and then to ship them to Bandiana. In November they took over and incorporated 41st AWAS Barracks. When the war ended in August 1945 the unit had grown to 34 officers and 870 other ranks, organised as a HQ, a HQ Company and three vehicle park companies.

Two men died from injuries while posted to this unit.

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