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Summary: Information film focusing on the work of an aircraft equipment depot.
Description: Reel 1: “A.E.D – Receipt Of Equipment” - Production of war materials and the reduction of waste due to damage to products during storage/distribution. Example of an Aircraft Equipment Depot and how the work is done. Layout of storage sheds to enable efficient processing of equipment. Arrival of trainload of stores and the process of accepting goods. Damaged goods noted. Moving loads around site.
Reel 2: “Storage” On arrival at relevant site goods are inspected. Labelling of goods and storing items in bins or on shelving. Preservation of metal items against corrosion and wrapping in greaseproof paper. Storage of rubber goods also parachutes. Electronic equipment storage.
Reel 3: “Issue and Packing” - Items not fit for issue flagged up and repaired or disposed of. Wooden cases described and packing materials. Crates, Barrels as alternatives to cases. Wicker baskets recently introduced to save on timber use. Items inspected prior to packing. Marking cases correctly. Dispatching goods. Efficiency of the distribution and storage process will aid the war effort by reducing waste through poor handling of goods.