Marbury was, on 23 October 1944 one of three former British, then US Army Camps, or Italian POW camps that were turned into POW Camps for German prisoners. These were Marbury Hall then Camp 180, (later 189), Dunham Park, 189 and Toft Hall, 190, (later Camp 2). The guards assigned to these three camps were all Polish Army guards. I know some were freshly recruited into the Army as former Wehrmacht Polish conscripts and others were wounded Polish soldiers who could not immediately go back into combat. The Polish Guard Company at Marbury, located near Northwich, was 3rd Polish Guard Company. I do not have identification for the other two. I believe there might have been as many as 10 such Polish Companies in Britain. Other camps I know had Polish guards were Llanmartin 184, Comrie 7, Devizes Le Marchant 23 and Cumnock 22. Does anyone have any information on these units? Each one probably numbered 100-200 men. War Office records show there to be about 1600 Poles acting as guards on 26 May 1945. Do you have family who served in these units? Does anyone know where their parent headquarters were and who commanded them? Do you know when your relatives were recruited into these units and where they were located? Have you obtained their records from RAF Northolt*, and would you be prepared to share them with me? When Poles arrived in Britain after D Day in German uniform, they were finally screened at Polkemmet in Scotland. Does anyone have information on this? Finally, one person believes their Polish father was a prisoner guard in Cheshire in 1943. Does anyone know anything about this? This post was originally put on Polish Forums but has not evoked any leads. Thank you *All Polish servicemen who served in 1st and 2nd Corps have their personal records maintained at RAF Northolt. Poland in Exile - Useful Addresses. They should be consulted as to the way to apply. The staff working there have helped several people local to me obtain their father's and grandfather's records. Some have been rather surprised to find that their Polish fore-bearer was forced to serve in the German Army. Approximately 89,300 did before being able to join the Allies, especially after D Day.