infantry training centres of 1942

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  1. everose

    everose Junior Member

    Can anyone tell me where no8 infantry training centre was in the Uk in 1942 and If anything special was trained for there alongside an infantry soldier
     
  2. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    8 Infantry Training Centre was located at Queen's Barracks in Perth. I believe it was used for training the Jocks
     
  3. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Queens barracks Perth was the home of the Black Watch along with Dundee's drill hall - some were trained as commandos/paras etc

    Cheers
     
  4. idler

    idler GeneralList

    To round it out, No.8 ITC served the Black Watch and the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.
     
  5. everose

    everose Junior Member

    can any one tell me who the Black Watch were ? and if they trained in southern England Sept / October 1942 ie Salisbury Plain
     
  6. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

  7. Rothy

    Rothy Junior Member

    8 Infantry Training Centre was located at Queen's Barracks in Perth. I believe it was used for training the Jocks

    Does anyone know where the 2nd and 5th Infantry Training Centres in WWII were please?

    Also, might anyone know the meaning of these entries on an Army Service Record:

    - 21 CTC (PS) or possibly 2 ICTC(PS)
    - "Posted to OTPS"
    - "Draft RNW YG" or "Draft RHW YG"?

    Thanks
     
  8. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Does anyone know where the 2nd and 5th Infantry Training Centres in WWII were please?

    Thanks


    No.5 Infantry Training Centre, Richmond, Yorks (Manchesters,Green Howards,East Yorks)

    No.2 Infantry Training Centre, Norwich (Norfolk Regt, Northamptonshire Regt)


    Kyle
     
  9. Rothy

    Rothy Junior Member

    No.5 Infantry Training Centre, Richmond, Yorks (Manchesters,Green Howards,East Yorks)

    No.2 Infantry Training Centre, Norwich (Norfolk Regt, Northamptonshire Regt)


    Kyle

    Many thanks
     
  10. chick42-46

    chick42-46 Senior Member

    Also, might anyone know the meaning of these entries on an Army Service Record:

    - 21 CTC (PS) or possibly 2 ICTC(PS)



    Just picking this one up since no one has yet answered.

    As far as I can gather "CTC" is "Combined Training Centre" - where all arms of the services received training in combined operations. There is a good website here - The primary task of WW2 Combined Operations was to plan for the invasion of mainland Europe following the evacuation at Dunkirk. It's synonymous with Commando raids and landings, landing craft design, training of personnel from the 3 services in amph

    and this page lists the actual CTCs known to the webmaster - COMBINED OPS TRAINING ESTABLISHMENTS

    I can't find No. 21 - but it could be any of the listed places (except those like Inverary - No. 1 CTC - and HMS Brontosaurus - NO. 2 CTC - that have numbers already).

    I could be totally wrong on all this but it's worth a look and possibly an email to the webmaster.

    Cheers

    Ian
     
  11. Rothy

    Rothy Junior Member

    Ian,

    Thanks for the tips - I'll try the web master.

    Steve
     
  12. Rothy

    Rothy Junior Member

    Hi - help with another ITC please.

    15th ITC, 3rd Infantry Division - March 1944.


    And also: 69th Transit Camp - December 1945.


    Any location and other details gratefully received.

    Steve
     
  13. hammy780

    hammy780 Member

    Can anyone tell me where infantry training centre was in the Uk in itc 233/40 oct1940
     
  14. aboode

    aboode Member

    Can anyone tell me where 25th Infantry Training Centre was located (probably N.Ireland)?
     
  15. idler

    idler GeneralList

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