ELPHINSTONES
BRISBANE, QLD
WORKED FOR THE 81ST AIR DEPOT GROUP
DURING WW2

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Elphinstones in Brisbane, Queensland, reconditioned and tested aircraft carburettors, magnetos and generators for the 81st Air Depot Group. They also tested vacuum hydraulic systems. Their throughput was 200 units per week. An entire floor of generator and magneto test blocks was installed to carry out the work. Initially six men carried out this work. This soon increased to sixty two men.

 

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Another department was responsible for the testing and reconditioning of spark plugs. Initially there was six girls and one man in this department. This soon increased to thirteen girls and four men who turned over 15,000 spark plugs per week.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Bob Livingstone for his assistance with this home page. 

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

 "The 81st A.D.G."

 

 

 

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