Infantry Training Centres - how to find?

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by 2EastYorks, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. 2EastYorks

    2EastYorks Senior Member

    In the course of researching my Grandfather's Army Career, I've found a number of mentions of Infantry Training Centres, is there any way of finding what the locations of these Centres was?

    For instance, mention is made of Infantry Training Centre #6
     
  2. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    About time I posted this, then:

    Information culled from the old regiments.org website and various regimental histories but it's far from definitive.

    No. 1 Infantry Training Centre Warley R Fusiliers, Essex Regt
    No. 2 Infantry Training Centre Norwich Norfolk Regt, Northamptonshire Regt
    No. 3 Infantry Training Centre Bury St. Edmunds Suffolk Regt, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regt
    No. 4 Infantry Training Centre Brancepeth Duke of Wellington's Regt, Durham LI
    No. 5 Infantry Training Centre Richmond E Yorkshire Regt, Green Howards, Manchester Regt
    No. 6 Infantry Training Centre Strensall W Yorkshire Regt, Lancashire Fus, K O Yorkshire LI
    No. 7 Infantry Training Centre Lincoln Lincolnshire Regt, Sherwood Foresters, York & Lancaster Regt
    No. 8 Infantry Training Centre Perth Black Watch, Argyll & Sutherland Hldrs
    No. 9 Infantry Training Centre Aberdeen Cameronians, Highland LI, Gordon Hldrs
    No. 10 Infantry Training Centre Berwick R Scots, R Scots Fus, K O Scottish Borderers
    No. 11 Infantry Training Centre Fort George Seaforth Hldrs, Q O Cameron Hldrs
    No. 12 Infantry Training Centre Canterbury Buffs, E Surrey Regt formed 15 Jan. 1942
    No. 13 Infantry Training Centre Maidstone Queen's Regt, Q O R West Kent Regt formed 15 Jan. 1942
    No. 14 Infantry Training Centre Dorchester Devonshire Regt, Duke of Cornwall's LI, Dorset Regt formed 15 Jan. 1942
    No. 15 Infantry Training Centre Gloucester Somerset LI, Gloucestershire Regt, Wiltshire Regt formed 14 Aug. 1941
    No. 16 Infantry Training Centre Oxford R Hampshire Regt, Oxford & Buckinghamshire LI formed 14 Aug. 1941
    No. 17 Infantry Training Centre Reading/Colchester R Berks, R Sussex Reading Aug 41 - Jan 43, Colchester Jan 43- Dec 44
    No. 18 Infantry Training Centre Carlisle KO R Regt, Border Regt, Loyal Regt
    No. 19 Infantry Training Centre Formby King's Regt, E Lancashire Regt, S Lancashire Regt
    No. 20 Infantry Training Centre Shrewsbury N Staffordshire Regt, K Shropshire LI
    No. 21 Infantry Training Centre Brecon R Welsh Fus, S Wales Borderers, Welch Regt
    No. 22 Infantry Training Centre Warwick R Warwickshire Regt, Leicestershire Regt
    No. 23 Infantry Training Centre Worcester Worcestershire Regt, S Staffordshire Regt
    No. 24 Infantry Training Centre Chester R Northumberland Fus, Cheshire Regt, Middlesex Regt, Manchester Regt
    No. 25 Infantry Training Centre Ballykinler R Inniskilling Fus, R Ulster Rifles, R Irish Fus
    No. 1 Motor Training Battalion Chiseldon/Strensall The King's Royal Rifle Corps Chiseldon to 1942 then Strensall
    No. 2 Motor Training Battalion Ranby The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
     

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  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I have fond memories of Strensall, Its a RAMC barracks now.
     
  4. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Idler

    Recognised (and remembered) this one:
    No.3 Infantry Training Centre, Bury St.Edmends, Suffolk Rgt., Bedffordshire & Herts Rgt.
    However, in MY days (and according to my Army Records) it was known as the
    53rd Primary Training Wing
    Ron
     
  5. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Idler

    I too spent my initial six weeks at Bury St.Edmunds with the Beds & Herts - a month after Ron - who was probably one of the gang shouting at us on arrival to " Go home " - it had a ditch full of

    mud all around the barracks which we had to march through at least twice a day thus spending every evening cleaning up our gear...

    Cheers
     

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