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Bangor University
Records of 282 Group Royal Observer Corps

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS ROC

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Records of 282 Group Royal Observer Corps

Short Title: Records of 282 Group Royal Observer Corps

Creation date(s): 1941 July 14 -1945 May 2

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 19410714-19450502

Name of creator(s): 282 Group Royal Observer Corps

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Royal Observer Corp groups throughout the country were used to locate and identify aircraft entering and crossing British airspace. Members of the mainly voluntary Observer Corps were on duty day and night, watching and listening to identify and report the location of aircraft. Groups of observer posts were first formed in 1925 and were used from 1939-1945 to identify approaching Luftwaffe bombers. During 1941, they became the Royal Observer Corps. Changes in technology and world politics led to the Royal Observer Corps posts being stood down in 1991.
During the Second World War the headquarters of 282 Group Royal Observer Corps was based at 31, Bangor Street, Caernarfon, in Gwynedd, north Wales with outposts in the local area. Owen Pritchard of Newborough, Anglesey was admitted in 1941 to the membership of 282 Group Royal Observer Corps, Post B2, which was based at Llanddwyn, Anglesey.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Comprises records of 282 Group Royal Observer Corps including: Circulars and orders issued from headquarters, 1941-1945 Certificate of Owen Pritchard's membership of the Royal Observer Corp Club, Post B2, Group 282, 1941

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions governing access: Open to all users

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 31695-31742

Language codes: eng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Given by Mr Owen Pritchard of Ty'n-rallt, Newborough, Anglesey to R. Sloane of the University of Wales, Bangor for deposit at the Archives Department.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, March 2002.

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Aircraft spotting | Wales, North
World War, 1939-1945 | Aerial operations

Personal names
Pritchard , Owen , of the Royal Observer Corps

Corporate names
Great Britain | Royal Air Force. | Royal Observer Corps. | Group 282

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