No. 1 Embarkation Depot RAAF

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Brief History

Six Embarkation Depots, later known as Personnel Depots, were established by the RAAF during World War 2. The principal function of these Depots was to house personnel awaiting embarkation for overseas posts and to ensure that, before departure, they were medically and dentally fit, vaccinated, inoculated and properly equipped.

No. 1 Embarkation Depot was established at Ransford, Melbourne. In April 1944 the unit's name changed to No. 1 Personnel Depot RAAF.

Personnel proceeding overseas


Source of information - Units of the Royal Australian Airforce - A Concise History - Vol 9 Ancillary Units - Australian Government Publishing Service - 1995

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