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LIST OF CIVILIANS AND OTHER ASSOCIATED PEOPLE AND COMPANIES CONNECTED AT VARIOUS TIMES WITH 70MU.

ARLETT  Air Ministry Police Sergeant at 70MU involved in the case of theft of property belonging to Mrs.L.Simmonds at 70MU in June 1943

ASHWORTH  Foreman of the Stores who joined 70MU 16 March 1942

BARNARD  R;  previously at 3MU Milton and transferred to 70MU in 1942

BARRETT  E.T.M.  Owned British Estates Ltd and Chiltern Queens. Had the contract for blasting and earth moving during the building of 70MU

BARTHOLOMEW  Air Ministry Police Constable at 70MU involved in the Court Case against L/A/C Robert Blyth for taking without the owners' consent a RAF articulated lorry and 'Queen Mary' trailer on 26 February 1943

BIDDLE  Frank;  Foreman at 70MU; see photo approx. 1957

BOWELL  Air Ministry Policeman at 70MU

BOWLES  Jack;  Principal Foreman in 1948 at 70MU; see photo approx. 1957

BRACEY  Air Ministry Police Sub Inspector who left 70MU in 1948

BRADLEY  William; driver to AOC 70MU; in peace time was the chauffeur to Mr Hignett of W.D. & H.O.Wills at Hook End Farm, Checkendon

BRAUN  Percy;  Shop Foreman at 70MU, Furniture Repair Section; transferred to 70MU from 3MU Milton in November 1947 and retired at age of 60 in July 1952. Continued to work part time and awarded the Imperial Service Medal at 70MU December 1952

BRITISH ESTATES LTD   See E.T.M.Barrett

BROOKER  Air Ministry Policeman at 70MU

BROWN  Cecil E; previously at 3MU Milton from 1938 and transferred to 70MU in 1942; he was a clerical officer who ran the canteen and helped in the wages office. He moved back to 3MU Milton when 70MU was closed in 1959 and remained at 3MU until he retired. He was deputy to R.J.Cullum; listed as Canteen Secretary during the 1956 and 1957 inspections

BUCKLAND F;  Shop Foreman at 70MU; Officer in Charge of Sheds during the 1957 inspection

BUTLER  M;  previously at 3MU Milton and transferred to 70MU in 1942

CHILTERN QUEENS  Local bus company; see E.T.M.Barrett

CHINA   Bill;  Air Ministry Policeman at 70MU

CHRIST CHURCH COLLEGE  Oxford University. Owners of part of the land of 70MU

CLACK  Charlie;  brother in law of Cecil Brown; Senior Air Ministry Fireman at 70MU; see June 1948 photo.

COHEN  Alfred Aaron;  see Court Case April 1943; employed at 70MU and charged with N.R.Wilson of stealing property from 70MU

CORK   Air Ministry Policeman at 70MU

CORNWALLIS  Mr.  Civilian worker at 70MU. See 1943 photo

COX  E.  Civilian driver at 70MU and a cousin of Vera Stratton

COX  Jack (H.J);  civilian driver at 70MU from 1941 to 1952. Awarded driving diplomas 1949-52. Drove all RAF lorry types; 'Queen Mary' trailers; Bedford OWB works bus; cleared roads of snow with plough attached to lorry. Married Joan Taylor

CULLUM  R.J;  Higher Clerical Officer at 70MU; listed as Officer in Charge and Administration, Canteen during the 1956 and 1957 inspections

DAVIES  J.C;  Officer in Charge of Sheds during the 1956 and 1957 inspections

DEASON  Bill;  worked at 70MU. Billeted in 1942 at White Cottage, Goring at the home of Admiral Sir Henry Harwood of the Battle of the River Plate fame. Married to Joan Slade. See record of memories

DEEBLE  Air Ministry Police Sergeant at 70MU involved in the case of theft against N.R.Wilson and A.A.Cohen in April 1943

DORMAN LONG & CO LTD   Iron and steel manufacturers and constructional engineers of Middlesborough who built the storage sheds at 70MU

DREWETT  Mrs.  Civilian worker at 70MU. See 1943 photo

EARL  Worked at 70MU and lived at Checkendon

EDMUNDS  Previously at 3MU Milton; Principal Foreman of Stores (Established) at 70MU in 1948; awarded Imperial Service Medal August 1953

ELMS  Daphne Lillian;  at age 22 see Court Case 6 August 1943. Married to O'Keefe. Worked at 70MU

ELMS  Eileen Molly;  became Molly Osborne; now Molly Morris. Worked at 70MU, Site 2, building 20A, as a clerical officer from about 1947 writing out convoy notices to about 1957. She also worked at Site 2, building 62C. See photo. See record of memories

ELSEY   male in photograph taken approx. 1957

ETWELL  E;  returned back to 70MU, Furniture Repair Section, after an accident in May 1949

FIDLER  W.H;  Bill;  bricklayer on the building of HQ Site 1941-43. See record of memories

FOSTER  Mrs; ran the YMCA canteen during building of 70MU 1941/42; See newspaper report 13 March 1942

FOSTER & DICKSEE LTD   Builders and contractors of London and Rugby who had the contract to build 70MU. They started in 1941 and finished in 1943

FOX  George;  bus driver for Olivers Coaches; drove a 30 seater utility Bedford bus daily to bring a gang of workers to 70MU from Eynsham, near Oxford, during the building of 70MU.

FROST   J;  at 70MU, Furniture Repair Section, May 1949

FRY   Barbara;  worked at 70MU, see photo approx. 1957

GARDNER  Mrs;  Welfare Assistant at 70MU in 1948

GARTON  Leslie C;  owner of Great Oaks Wood; House and estates on which part of 70MU Site 1 was built. Probably bought from Goring Heath Charities and later sold to Jack Hatt; Connected with Garton Sugar/Tate & Lyle

GAUNTLETT  Herbert;  previously at 3MU Milton and transferred to 70MU in 1942. Nickname 'Twink'. See 1943 photo

GIBBS  Frank (known as Bob);  volunteer Air Ministry Fireman at 70MU; see June 1948 photo. Frank (Bob) and Hector were brothers

GIBSON  J.L;  Principal Foreman (Technical); Officer in Charge of Sheds during the 1956 Inspection

GLADING   George  ; worked at the MU from somewhere around 1950 to, I think, the closure. He was one of the firemen (he lived in Pangbourne and was a part-time 'retained fireman' there for many years). He used to cycle to and from from Pangbourne - the regular climb up Whitchurch Hill helped keep him fit.

GOLDSMID  Capt Cyril Julian;  OBE JP of Dean Farm, Woodcote and at Pedigree Poultry Farm, Newhouse Farm, Goring Heath; on the Magistrates Bench at Henley County Bench; Chairman of Henley RDC; owner of the requisitioned HQ site of 70MU

GREEN   Air Ministry Policeman at 70MU who lived at South Stoke

GURBUTT  Foreman Motor Transport; fitter, transferred to 70MU from 3MU Milton in 1948

HALL  Helped build 70MU; then went into the Navy. Father kept the Greyhound Public House.

HARVEY  Principal Foreman at 70MU in 1948

HATT  Jack;  local haulier who carried the steel for the storage sheds from Goring railway station to the 70MU site. Currently owns Great Oaks woods which was part of Site 1. See record of memories.

HIGLEY  Arthur;  volunteer Air Ministry Fireman at 70MU; see June 1948 photo

HIGNETT  Lawrence;  Owner of land on which 70MU Site 3 was built. Director of Wills/Butterfly cigarettes. Sold woodland to Charles Clore; lived at Hook End Farm, Checkendon

HOOD  Miss.  Air Ministry Policewoman at 70MU. One of her duties was to search the female workers as required

HORNE   Olive Grace   Worked at 70MU until she married Ernest Gerge Webb in 1943 and later moved to Portsmouth. See her photograph.

HUDSON  Chas S;  Police Superintendent at Henley Division who prosecuted R.G.Martin on 13 March 1942 for stealing from the YMCA mobile canteen at Crays Pond. Also prosecuted L/A/C Robert Blyth for taking a RAF articulated lorry and 'Queen Mary' trailer without consent on 26 February 1943; prosecuted in the case against J.R.Kennedy in July 1944

HURST  J;  Whitley Council Representative at 70MU, Furniture Repair Section, elected May 1949

HUTCHINGS  L.R;  volunteer Air Ministry Fireman at 70MU; see June 1948 photo

HUXTABLE  Air Ministry Police Detective Sergeant at 70MU involved in the case of theft against L.W.Smith in May 1946

JEFFERD  A.S.C. Gd.3; who was at 70MU when it opened 23 February 1942

KENNEDY  John Raymond;  driver at 70MU; see Court Case 21 July 1944 when he when he was found guilty of fiddling his overtime and expenses

KERSWILL  Jack;  works bus driver for the daily runs to and from 70MU

LAVENDER  Principal Foreman at 70MU in 1948

LOCKWOOD  W;  Clerical Officer at 70MU transferred from 3MU Milton May 1942 and transferred back again in 1948

MARTIN  Reginald Bernard;  born 1910; builder on site of 70MU; see Court Case 13 March 1942; charged with stealing money and valuables from the YMCA mobile canteen at Crays Pond

MERRILL  Tony.  His father worked at 70MU and then 3MU. Tony remembers the Queen Marys bringing in aircraft for assembly

MITCHELL  George;  driver referred to in Bill Fidler's memories

MOORINGS  Air Ministry Policeman at 70MU

MORRIS  H.M;  Police Inspector at Henley Division involved in the case of theft against L.W.Smith in May 1946

MUNDAY  Tom;  worked at 70MU; see photo approx. 1957

NASH  Walter;  volunteer Air Ministry Fireman at 70MU, see June 1948 photo

NOVELL  Alfred;  a civilian who worked for Freddy Paddick, a builder and decorator at Kidmore End who had the contract for the maintenance and decoration on the camp buildings; probably worked there from 1942 - 1959

O'KEEFE  Driver for 70MU; husband of Daphne; now dead

O'KEEFE  Daphne;  see Daphne Elms; worked at 70MU

PADDICK  Freddy;  a builder and decorator who had the contract to maintain and decorate the camp buildings.

PALMER  C.H;  JP and director of Huntley & Palmers. Lived at Bozedown House; probably owned any of the land at 70MU attributed to Huntley & Palmers.

PALMER  W.J;  C.C. & A; who was at 70MU when it opened 23 February 1942

PATTERSON  L.C;  Officer in charge at 70MU at the time of the 1956 and 1957 inspections

PAYNE   John;  Civilian worker at 70MU

PAYNE  Tom E;  previously at 3MU Milton and transferred to 70MU in 1942. In charge of the Paint Shed

PEACOCK   Herbert John;   After his RAF career he worked, during the war, as an AID Inspector at Miles Aircraft Woodley. When Miles closed in 1948/9 he worked at the storage depot at Milton in Berkshire and later at Woodcote until he retired in 1959.

PEAK  Air Ministry Police Sergeant at 70MU. Lived in Croft Road

PHILLIPS  F;  Air Ministry Police Sub Inspector at 70MU transferred from Farnborough in 1948

REYNOLDS  George William;  helped build 70MU; see story of his GWR mug of tea

RICE   A.S;  Air Ministry Police Constable who joined 70MU in April 1942

RICHARDSON  Edie;  worked at 70MU; see photo 1943 + approx. 1957

RITCHIE  Gordon;  operated several gravel/sand/ballast lorries at Crays Pond (where the garage currently stands) used in building 70MU

RITCHIE  Jack; as above;  with his brother

ROSE  Sir Charles;  owner of part of the requisitioned land on which 70MU stood which he bought in 1944 Site 1 Storage Sheds 1 - 5, plus other buildings on edge of Crays Pond Road and Eastfield Lane

ROWE  M;  Clerical Officer who joined 70MU from Glossop in March 1942

ROWSON  R;  Station Engineer who was at 70MU when it opened 23 February 1942

RUSHBROOK  H;  previously at 3MU Milton and transferred to 70MU in 1942

RUSSELL  Mollie;  now Mollie White; worked at 70MU 1943-57; see photo and record of memories

RYDER   Mr.  Civilian worker at 70MU. See 1943 photo

SAVAGE  Les;  a civilian who did not work at 70MU but played he piano in the RAF band. Lived near Savages shoe shop in Goring

SCOTTS WOODS  Italian Prisoner of War camp. Labour force taken daily to 70MU until August 1947

SHERMAN  W;  Principal Foreman who joined 70MU from 7MU Quedgeley 16 March 1942; Officer in Charge of Sheds during the 1957 inspection

SIMMONDS  Lilly;  Air Ministry Policewoman at 70MU; see Court Case 11 June 1943 when a 16 year old Goring boy stole her driving licence and a postal order from her locker at 70MU. One of her duties was to search female workers as required.

SLADE  Joan;  lived at Ipsden; worked at 70MU and married Bill Deason. See 1943 photo

SMITH  Leslie William;  driver for 70MU; see Court Case 16 May 1946 re theft of property from 70MU

SMITH  Air Ministry Police Detective Constable at 70MU involved in the case of theft against N.R.Wilson and A.A.Cohen in April 1943; involved in the case against J.R.Kennedy in July 1944

SNOOKS  Alfred Edward;  had money and goods stolen from the mobile YMCA canteen parked at Crays Pond in March 1942 by R.G.Martin

STRATTON  Vera;  now Vera Robbins; worked at 70MU at Shed 9 then 1 Site Office; see photo 1943 + approx. 1957; was knocked off her bicycle in 1946 by the MU fire engine

SWAIN  Miss;  a humped back old lady who cooked the school dinners and evening meals at the Temperance Hall, Station Road, Goring

TAYLOR  Joan;  worked for a few months in 1943 at 70MU Site 1, Packaging and addressing; until gave birth. Married Jack Cox 1941, a civilian driver at 70MU

TIMMS   G;  volunteer Air Ministry Fireman at 70MU; see June 1948 photo

TUCKER  A.V;  Charge hand fitter at 70MU; previously at 3MU Milton

TURNER  F;  Principal Foreman at 70MU; transferred from Sutton Coldfield MU in 1948

VANICK  at 70MU Furniture Repair Section in 1949

WALTON  Jim;  a Corporal in charge of the Officers Mess, and in civilian life was First Footman at Buckingham Palace. Lived in a caravan on Wallingford Road in an orchard where Heron Shaw is now built. Told many comical stories of life in 'Buck House' and was interviewed on BBC TV.

WARING  Principal Foreman at 70MU; promoted to a new post at Kidbrooke MU in 1948

WEBB  Ella;  worked at 70MU; see photo approx. 1957; now dead

WEBB   Ernest George   Worked for a short time at 70MU in 1943. Was a volunteer Air Ministry Fireman. Married Olive Grace Horne who also worked at 70MU and later they moved to Portsmouth.

WEBB  Lilian Violet;  1900-1997; worked with the WRVS in the canteen (now Goring Library) during the war, serving and cooking meals for the men billeted in Goring who were at 70MU. She was also a post woman; a fire fighter in the ARP and housed evacuees during the war.

WELLS  Jack.  Air Ministry Policeman at 70MU

WHITEHEAD  W.F;  volunteer Air Ministry Fireman at 70MU; see 1948/9 poems submitted to 'Progress Magazine'; See June 1948 photo. Drove the fire engine which knocked Vera Stratton off her bicycle in 1946

WHITTINGHAM  Miss;  A nurse at the Red Cross Hospital at Flint House

WILKIN  L.C;  Officer in Charge of Sheds during the 1956 inspection

WILLIAM HARBROW LTD   Builders of 214 Rotherhithe New Road, London SE 16, who were sub contractors for the maintenance and building works at 70MU and also Benson after the war

WILLIS  R.W;  Air Ministry Police Constable at 70MU who joined in April 1942

WILSON  Norman Raymond;  see Court Case April 1943. Employed at 70MU and charged with A.A.Cohen of stealing from 70MU

WOODAGE  W;  previously at 3MU Milton and transferred to 70MU in 1942

WORTHINGTON  Miss;  Was an elderly spinster, over 60 years of age, who lived with her brother?, George Benjamin Worthington at Kent Lodge, Twyford and was involved with the Twyford Conservative Association (see Henley Standard 15 December 1944). Although she was connected to the Brewery family of that name she daily caught the train to Reading and then, with all the other part timers, took the RAF bus which left Reading at 8.30am. All the money that she earned at 70MU she gave to the British Red Cross. Occasionally she went to afternoon tea with Cecil Brown.