HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS SQUADRON
81ST AIR DEPOT GROUP
WARD MOTORS BUILDING 
CORNER OF CHURCH STREET AND W
ICKHAM STREET
FORTITUDE VALLEY, BRISBANE
DURING WW2

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Ward Motors on the corner of Church Street and Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley
The Valley Baths are at the far left of the photograph

 

The same building in March 2002

 

Valley Baths are at the left of the photograph

The Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron of the 81st Air Depot Group were located in the Ward Motors building on the corner of Church Street and Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley in Brisbane during WW2.

I believe that a guard detachment was also based in the Ward Motors building. Their barracks were also believed to be in the building. There were two bedrooms, a living room and a kitchen and bathroom in the first floor of this building.

The Ward Motors premises were later used by the Royal Australian Navy for their RAN Naval Stores Depots, possibly in late 1945.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"The 81st A.D.G."

 

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