Location of VAD Units in Essex

There were many VAD units in Essex from 1909 onwards although the numbers peaked during World War One.

Sadly the records are sketchy about these units although some details are available

Men's units were odd numbers and female units even.

Listed below are some of the units known to operate in Essex. Click on the highlighted links for information on the specific VAD.


1 Colchester
3 Chelmsford
33 Harwich
45 Southend on Sea
47 Leigh
51 Romford


2 Colchester
4 Chelmsford A
6 Buckhurst Hill
10 Epping
14 Maldon
16 Waltham Abbey
24 Kelvedon
28 Southend (The Glen)
34 Southend (Overcliff)
36 Loughton
38 Dunmow
40 Chelmsford B
48 Chapell
56 Theydon Bois
82 Chigwell
88 Harwich
92 Chigwell
96 Canning Town
102 Ingatestone
120 Burnham on Crouch