Fortress Workshop Fremantle

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Brief History

The 10th Australian Anti-Aircraft Workshop Company was formed in October 1942 to control the workshop sections attached to the Anti-Aircraft defences around Fremantle, with its company headquarters established at Beach street, Cottesloe. The unit was restructured in October 1943 and renamed Fortress Workshop, Fremantle which then absorbed the static workshop sections still in the area (workshops with field units were not included). The new unit then consolidated at Malcolm street in Fremantle, and in November they had formed a Rottnest Section and a Garden Island Section to work on those island while Fremantle A Section worked on armaments, instruments, AA guns and searchlights, while Fremantle B Section handled motor transport, armoury and carpentry tasks. In September the three radio maintenance sections were absorbed as the Radio Workshop Section. The units structure changed as needs changed, with sections working in Fremantle, Beaconsfield, Cottesloe, Garden Island and Rottnest Island as well as a detachment at Albany. IN January 1945 with the reduction in military activity in Western Australia, the unit was absorbed into an expanded Western Australia Area Workshop.

One man died (Illness) while posted to this unit.

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Content has come from The Unit Guide - Volume 5 - The Australian Army 1939-1945, pages 5.625 & 5.626 - Graham R McKenzie-Smith - Big Sky Publishing - 2018

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