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PNK
05-07-2009, 11:10
Seperate from the fuel distribution and reserve depots were Packed or tinned fuel storage dumps to keep an emergency operastional reserve. There were around 46 such depots with a total capacity of 120,000 tons of fuel. Source: AP3236.

I think some depots may have held some of this but where were the majority of these storage dumps? I assume the tins, as they call them, were similar to what we now call a "Jerry Can"? The dumps themselves would probably have been very temporary with little to sign remaing after the war. Unless anyone knows different?

Carnaby
05-07-2009, 21:07
245MU Bridleway gate and 247MU Sawbridgeworth were Packed Fuel Storage Units.
The former ran from 10.1.44 to 25.10.45, and the latter from 6.4.45 to 1.5.46.
No.42 Group was responsible for 245MU. but according to Sturtivant, Hamlin & Halley, 1997:RAF Flying Training and Support Units, 247MU was parented by No.57 Wing which came under 40 Group - generally not responsible for Fuel of Ammunition. Strange!

See also http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?p=4842

and http://www.nesscliffegathering.org.uk/archive.html

Graham

Ossington_2008
06-07-2009, 19:58
Does anyone have a list of these, with co-ords, nationwide, please?

PETERTHEEATER
08-07-2009, 06:32
Seperate from the fuel distribution and reserve depots were Packed or tinned fuel storage dumps to keep an emergency operastional reserve. There were around 46 such depots with a total capacity of 120,000 tons of fuel. Source: AP3236.

I think some depots may have held some of this but where were the majority of these storage dumps? I assume the tins, as they call them, were similar to what we now call a "Jerry Can"? The dumps themselves would probably have been very temporary with little to sign remaing after the war. Unless anyone knows different?

The 'jerry can' copied from the German item was 5 gallon capacity in Uk service use and superceded the 4 gallon 'Flimsy' which was disposable:

http://suncompass.fandom.tv/gear.htm

PNK
13-07-2009, 21:57
This is a photo, taken by the Americans, of a fuel dump at Royston.

Is this an example of a Packed Fuel Storage Dump or something else? The photo is from Footnote.com and the captions can be misleading sometimes.

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn128/PNK_album/RoystonPetrolDumpFeb1945.jpg

kebecker
28-07-2009, 23:38
Flimsy Jerry cans

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n330/kebecker2/IMG_0803.jpg

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n330/kebecker2/IMG_0804.jpg

Engineer
29-07-2009, 03:42
Seeing those cans with the "regulation" machined thread reminds me of the days when certain garages would not fill rolled thread cans.

Edit: Or plastic containers!

PETERTHEEATER
29-07-2009, 07:47
So that's where they keep the moonshine in darkest Quebec!

kebecker
29-07-2009, 12:59
Ahhhhhhh Quebec where the legal drinking age is just a suggestion.

I took those pics a the Holkham Country fair last week, its a collecting fetish I had not encountered before.

PNK
31-07-2009, 20:30
Well if Jerry can, so can we.

Hat and coat on and walking out the door.

kebecker
31-07-2009, 20:54
holding the door as wide as it will open!

mbriscoe
27-06-2012, 10:12
There was a building for filling cans at Montfode alongside the RN fuel store. There are some smaller tanks that held aviation fuel. Originally the can filling plant was down in Ardrossan but someone realised that it was not a good idea to have in a town!
Pictures on MyCanmore.
RCAHMS have some good postwar (and wartime?) aerials of the area and I think it shows on the OS aerials on NLS.
MB

kebecker
04-03-2014, 18:00
Back to the Royston dump. I also found that image on Fold 3 and narrow gauge railways in the the 1950 51 map at Old Maps .org appear to match with the features in the picture. It is next to the artifical manure factory!

I couldnt get the link to work but if I can find the map anyone can!

T-21
13-03-2014, 10:00
Yes the Royston fuel dump is on the North West side of the town just north of the railway line.