Royal Army Ordnance Corp – Brockley Hall Saltburn

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This small painted sign can be found on a gatepost outside Brockley Hall. The property itself dates back to 1875 and became a Christian Endeavour Home in 1937.

I have no detais, but the sign would suggest it may have played a role in WW2 when the RAOC was responsible for the supply of ammunition, clothing and general stores. The “CSS” may stand for Combat Service Support.

No.1 C.S.S. / R.A.O.C Brockley Hall Saltburn
No.1 C.S.S. / R.A.O.C Brockley Hall Saltburn

6 thoughts on “Royal Army Ordnance Corp – Brockley Hall Saltburn

  1. They all played their part during the war: but what ever happened to “… least we forget”? You’re doing your part in helping us remember…

    One of my biggest regrets is when my Father was alive, not asking more about his life experiences during the war. Those memories should live on but that generation generally kept things to themselves.

  2. I am reliably informed by a retired Captain in the Royal Engineers that the lettering stands for:

    First Battalion Royal Army Ordnance Corp, the CSS signifies Combat Support Squadron.

  3. If I remember rightly, this is the No1 Clerks & Storekeepers School / Royal Army Ordinance Corps. I have a photo album from a guy who went there.

  4. My friend who is a retired Captain in the Royal Engineers has been in touch with the Royal Army Ordnance Corp, with regards to the above sign, who have informed him that the signage refers to:

    No 1 Combat Service Support unit Royal Army Ordnance Corp.

    He has apologised for the earlier misleading statement of Combat Support Squadron.

  5. The Royal Army Ordnance Corp have supplied more information, to my retired Captain in the Royal Engineers friend, with the below statement:
    —————–
    1 UK division combat service support Royal Army Ordnance Corp part of HQ 102 logistic Brigade responsible for supply and distribution ammunition, fuel, rations and spare parts.
    Saltburn was an administration centre.
    —————–

    Trusting the above is of interest.

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