Aireborough Historical Society

Royal Army Service Corps 1939-45

Royal Army Service Corps, Yeadon.

Title
Royal Army Service Corps
Date 1939-45
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
X34
Comment
This photo was taken outside Albert Mill which was being used as a Command Supply Depot.
The Military forces in the area were kept supplied by the RASC  with oil, food and petrol from the depot.
By 1941 around 35,000 Army and Air Force personnel were being supplied. 
    The RASC troops were initially billeted at Albert Mill then Alexandra House on the High Street but by late 1941 there were too many to accommodate there (around 90), half were sent to the basement of the Temperance Hall.
For leisure they formed their own cricket and football teams and played against the local teams and patronised the Clothiers Arms!
     On the back row left to right are: Sergeants Smith   Ryan   Wyver   Heaviside.
Seated, on the left: Lieutenant Woollett   Captain Manning in the centre and Sergeant John Morris on the right.
 

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