RAAF CAMP FOR
3 SHIPPING AND STORES UNIT
AND 42 RADIO DIRECTION FINDING WING
AT RALSTON STREET,
WEST END, TOWNSVILLE
DURING WW2

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No. 3 Shipping and Stores Unit (3SSU) and 42 Radio Direction Finding Wing (42 RDF Wing) personnel whose Store site was located at Garbutt had their Camp at Ralston Street, West End.

The RAAF acquired a number of houses at Ralston Street, West End during WW2. One of these buildings was bought by Frank Morris for 40 Pounds. Frank moved it to their quarter of acre of land at Ireland Street, Oonoonba after WW2. Frank disassembled the building and reassembled it on a 18ft x 26ft slab of concrete on his property at Oonoonba.

RAAF Camp at Ralston St., West End for No. 3 Shipping and Stores Unit (3SSU)
and No. 42 Radio Direction Finding Wing (42 RDF Wing)

 


 

The following files are available in the National Archives:-

Title: DWB [Director of Works and Buildings] - Property - Townsville Qld - SSU [Shipping and Stores Unit] and RDF [Radio Direction Finding] Camp - Ralston Street - Disposal of surplus assets [1cm]
Series number: A705 
Control symbol: 171/106/553 
Contents date range: 1945 - 1950
Access status: Open 
Location: Canberra 
Barcode no: 1384109

Title: Townsville, 11 Ralston Street - Bureau Meteorology Sub 2 allotment 9 of sector 11A - Residence
Series number: J56 
Control symbol: 1834/4 
Contents date range: 1952 - 1986
Access status: Open with exception 
Location: Brisbane 
Barcode no: 1719230

Title: Townsville - DCA residences - Ralston and Crawford Street
Series number: J56 
Control symbol: QL690 PART 1C 
Contents date range: 1947 - 1951
Access status: Not yet examined 
Location: Brisbane 
Barcode no: 1382936

Title: DWB [Director of Works and Buildings] - Property - Townsville Qld - Camp Ralston Street - Hiring of site
Series number: A705 
Control symbol: 171/19/266 
Contents date range: 1943 - 1949
Access status: Open with exception 
Location: Canberra 
Barcode no: 166949

 

Which RAAF unit/s were camped at Ralston Street?

Was it a WAAAF Camp?

 

Military Camps/Units at Oonoonba
(previously Fairfield) during WW2

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"Fairfield and her Folk 1868 1995"
"Oonoonba State School, 1920 - 1995"
Editor Denyse Bonney

 

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