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usedPhotos courtesy of REME Arbourfield taken in March 2015 before closure. The images are the property of REME who provided consent that I Richard Houghton may use as deemed fit for promotional use in respect of 21 Command Workshop’s Burscough..

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The emergence of The REME resulted in a change of responsibility, the RAOC dispensed with repair of ordnance concentrating on the repair of transport for the RASC and in conjunction with Royal Engineers some bomb disposal was undertaken.

All small arms as well a vehicles and guns were now under the workshop control of REME both in the field workshops, base workshops.

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Images below are 21 Command Workshops Burscough circa 1943/44.

 

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Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS).

Largest binocular manufacturing / repair facility in Northern England / Scotland based here in Burscough.

ATS were also employed in vehicle maintenance
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ATS dirty hands, overalls making light of it.

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Kings Crown first pattern Shield and Lightening Flash REME

Head Dress badges 1942- 1951.

Richard Houghton Collection

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Liverpool Echo Mincing Machines for butchers.

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ATS keeping wheels turning

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ATS working on vehicle maintenance. 

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Binocular Mfg optical repair largest in Northern England Service structure.

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Optical alignment REME.

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25lb Pounder Field Piece. 

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Bridging Pontoons of The Royal Engineers having been repaired at Burscough.

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Test firing .303 SMLE.

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Work shops.

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Work shops bench work.Used .

 

 

Royal Army Service Corps, REME Head Dress Badges Queens Crown

often called St Edwards Crown 1951. The crown of our current Queen.

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Officers silver & gilt Queens Crown Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

Richard Houghton collection

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Sgt’s Mess 1950.

OC, Lt Col. O’ D  Vyvyan, Capt. Leadbetter Adj.

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 REME SITE 1960s