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Shortstown Heritage

Station Headquarters 1963 - 1965

This photograph is of the newly restored Shorts Building in 2011. In earlier years thousands of RAF personnel would have known this as Station Headquarters. Thanks to Alan Thomas we now have a first hand account of what the building was used for back in the 1960's.*

*If anyone has any photographs of the building in earlier years please send them in.

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Ground Floor:

PBX Private Branch Telephone Exchange - normally civillian manned
The Station Warrant Officer
RAF Police Office
RAF Typing Section
Sports Store & Sports Office

The offices located to the right of the main entrance were occupied by:

The Station Commander
Officer i/c Admin Wing
Officer i/c Personnel Services
Officer i/c General Duties Flight

First Floor

RAF Post Room
RAF Pay and Accounts Section
RAF Accountant Officer
RAF General Office
Station Registry
Civilian Personnel Officer and staff

Second Floor

The second floor was in the main occupied by the Metrological Officers and Staff

Thanks again Alan!

ONCE AGAIN IF ANYONE HAS FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT RAF CARDINGTON PLEASE MAKE CONTACT.

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