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I am guessing T.C. Coy is Training Center base Company....?

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Formed at Liverpool June 1940. Moved to Pheasy Farm, Birmingham July 1941. Moved to Oldham March 1942. Moved to Prestatyn July 1943. This Centre controlled a large school for potential NCOs and for providing Cooks for Corps Units at home and overseas. In addition during the heavy air raids on Liverpool the Centre gave continuous help in rescue and demolition work, during which operations nearly 50 Pioneers lost their lives. The average strength of the staff of this Centre during that period was 350. Throughout the whole period 12 Holding and Training Unit was commanded by Lt Col H Greenwood VC DSO OBE MC.

In February 1946 the Centre moved from Prestatyn to Cuddington, Nr Northwich, Cheshire and became the Corps Depot. Its strength at that time was 6,937 which was administered by an establishment intended for a ceiling of 2,700 all ranks. In 1947 the Depot moved to Stourport-on-Severn, Worcs and in December of that year the Training Wing, some 1,200 strong, separated from the Depot and moved to Blackmore Camp, Malvern and became the Training Centre. The strength of the Training Camp fluctuated from 1500 to 500 and in October 1948 was 1000 strong. In 1949 the Training Centre moved to Saighton Camp, Chester. About 1800 recurits were under training at this time. In November the Depot moved from Stourport to Wrexham. On 31 July 1950 the Training Centre at Saighton Camp closed and was integrated with the Depot at Wrexham which became the RPC Depot and Training Centre. The Centre received intakes of up to 200 each fortnight. There were 4 Training Companies and a Holding Company plus the HQ. In addition the HQ Supplementary Reserve (later AER) was accommodated in the same camp and all discharges and transfers to SR&AER from the Corps were effected here.

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