164 OCTU at Barmouth North Wales.

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  1. Roger Brown

    Roger Brown Member

    Does anyone have any records or information about this Officer Cadet Training Unit? I'm specifically interested in the period from June 1944 onwards.

    Thank you,

    Roger Brown
  2. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    There is this thread I started a few years ago, Roger: 164 OCTU – Information Request

    Hope it’s of use!


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  3. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    164 Officer Cadet Training Unit (O.C.T.U) moved from Colchester to Barmouth on 12th September 1940
    The final "passing out" parade at Barmouth was on the 15th November 1945.
    The unit moved briefly to Trentham Park, Stoke-on-Trent before locating to Eaton Hall, Cheshire in July 1946

    Officers Commanding 164 O.C.T.U. :

    40704 Lt. Col. Edward Henry CADOGAN Royal Welch Fusiliers (W.I.A. in Normandy 1944)
    P/34918 Lt.Col. Thomas Wolryche Guy STANSFIELD 1st Battalion Green Howards
    98457 Lt.Col. Paul Elmore Oliver BRYAN D.S.O. M.C. 6th Battalion Q.O.R.W.K.
    63638 Lt.Col. Douglas Lyall DARLING D.S.O. & Bar M.C. & Bar (October 1945-1948)
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  5. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    164 O.C.T.U. Barmouth and Eaton Hall, Regimental Sergeant Major
    2650752 W.O.I George Charles COPP Coldstream Guards
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  6. Roger Brown

    Roger Brown Member

    Gentlemen, thank you for your help; another piece of the jigsaw put in place......

  7. Bala

    Bala Member

    May I ask the same for 168 OCTU, BULFORD 1940 where my father got his commission in February 1940.
    Any photographs, camp plans, information appreciated
    Thank you


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