Discussion in 'Recce' started by Bazz, Mar 8, 2019.
Anybody got information on training camp at winchester march 1941
Can't find much at all Bazz.
'Only the Enemy in Front' says " The birth of the Reconnaissance Corps also brought the necessity for the establishment of training centres for its personnel. The Rifle Brigade depot at Winchester provided a temporary first home for a Reconnaissance Training Centre but as the Corps expanded three training centres were created. These were Nos 1 and 2 Reconnaissance Training Centres at Halleaths Camp, Lochmaben in Dumfriesshire and at Scarborough as well as a Tactical Training School at Annan, not far from No 1 Reconnaissance Training Centre."
The Training Centre was established at Winchester in February 1941, until the home of the Corps moved to Catterick, North Yorkshire.
Birth of The Reconnaissance Corps
Thanks for that information lesley. Couldn't find much either Bazz
I've found some very old pictures of the Rifle Brigade Barracks at Winchester. Very interesting to see them. (Make sure you see the pics on BOTH pages)
Rifle Brigade Barracks, Winchester
Just been looking at the birth of the recce corps what you sent me and date's tie in with dads army records. Dad sent to no1 training centre winchester7:3:41 from their mum said he went to scotland lockerbie ? Posted to 56 recce uckfield 10:7:41, colchester hospital 30:5:42 21days y list 20:6:42 posted to 46recce 24:8:42. Mum said dad went to scarborough after hospital? Then enbarked on dutchess of bedford 6:1:43 seems to come together. Bazz
Great pictures .Lesley thanks Bazz
Found abit about bushfield camp. 2miles outside winchester training soldiers ww2. Bazz
Found Bushfield camp two miles out of Winchester in ww2 training centre
Found some more pictures. Of winchester barracks on that rifle brigade barracks you sent me their is one of the main gate , and more of barracks, and one as it looks today
on dads service records it shows no1 training recce at the end it says somethink cannot make out ,is it where he was. Bill
Is it bushfield?outside Winchester
This is picture .of main gate at Winchester barracks. Bill
winchester barracks today
another. Of Winchester barracks different Angle
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