Alderstead Heath Supply Depot

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by cash_13, May 27, 2019.

  1. cash_13

    cash_13 Senior Member

    Hi all, can anyone help me with any information regarding Alderstead Heath during the war please?

    History, Photographs maps etc..

    Currently staying there in the caravan and motorhome site.. I know about the Anson crashing there and there are loads of old concrete roads from the camp and a few rubble bases of buildings guessing privie, washrooms etc.

    Kind regards Lee
  2. kingdom

    kingdom Junior Member

    According to Geograph (Alderstead Heath, Surrey (C) Peter Trimming ), there was an RAOC AFV depot there, but I have never found any dates or other details

    Alderstead Heath, Surrey
    Just a few yards from the Caravan Club site (and signposted as a dog walk).

    During WW2, the British Army (Royal Army Ordnance Corps)used Alderstead Heath as an "Armoured Fighting Vehicle" depot.

    29th September 1944 saw a plane crash in an area bounded by this site and Dean Lane (about 400 yards to the south). [Anson NK607: Accident 29-Sep-1944 on the North Downs]
  3. cash_13

    cash_13 Senior Member

    Thanks that's about all I could find there apart from the Canadians were also there around D-Day..

    Cheers hoping that others have come across something at sometime..


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