81ST AIR DEPOT GROUP
WARD MOTORS BUILDING
CORNER OF CHURCH STREET AND WICKHAM STREET
FORTITUDE VALLEY, BRISBANE
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.
"The 81st A.D.G."
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This page first produced 24 March 2002
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