No. 1 Personnel Depot RAAF

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Brief History

Originally titled No. 1 Embarkation Depot RAAF, it was formed at the Melbourne Show Grounds, Ascot Vale, Victoria, on 1 Nov 1940,before moving to the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 3 Nov 1943. The name of the unit changed to No. l Personnel Depot in May 1944. As part of the training program, practice air raids were carried out, including removal of personnel, checking of blackout arrangements and fire fighting.

ln August 1944, a representative of The Sun newspaper visited the Depot in connection with press reports relating to the unsuitability of accommodation for personnel at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Depot was disbanded at Laverton, Victoria, at the end of October 1946.

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