View Full Version : Army Camps / Barracks Lancashire

Paul Francis
10-07-2011, 20:31
Adams Hall, Bamber Bridge (AAF-569) WWII US Army 13th Replacement Control Depot, 1516th QM Truck Battalion

Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool WWII Free French Navy Camp (camp capacity 1,400 personnel)

Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool (AAF number n/a) WWII US Army Detachment 'A', 1960th Ordnance Depot Company

Alberton Hall ? WWII US Army Camp (possibly Allerton Hall ?)

Ashton-under-Lyne Volunteer/TF Annual Camp

Bamber Bridge WWII Army Education College

Bare (Morecambe) Volunteer/TF Annual Camp (SD4565)

Bayton, Bluebell Lane ? (probably Huyton, below) WWII US Army, 34th Chemical Decontamination Company

Belle Vue Park, Manchester (AAF-578) WWII US Army 8th Air Force Service Command Detachment 'A' Port Intransit Depot Group (capacity 900 personnel)

Blackpool Military Hospital WWI Military Hospital

Bowring Park WWII Camp

Bromborough WWII Coastal Defence Camp

Burscough WWII 62 Section, RAOC

Bury, Wellington Barracks Completed 1881 and occupied by the 20th Lancashire Fusiliers on
1 July 1881

Childwall Valley (G-3) (AAF number n/a) WWII US Army 8th Intransit Depot G-3

Clay Beach, Walney Island WWII Army Camp, see also Cumbria

Clitheroe WWII Reinforcement Camp for No.1 Training Battalion, RE in the event of an Invasion of the UK

Dingle Vale, Liverpool WWII No.12 Training Centre, Pioneer Corps

Earlestown, Garswood Park, Goldborne Park? WWII US Army, 44th Engineer Combatant Battalion. Latter should be Golborne Park, see below

Fleetwood WWII US Army, 43rd & 49th Medical Battalion

Formby, Harrington Barracks WWII Kings Liverpool Regiment Basic Training Barracks (built 1940?) Site demolished in the 1960s

Garswood Hall WWII Summer Camp (camp capacity 2,604 personnel) (E0319)

Glazebrook WWII AMWD Repair Depot

Golborne Park WWII Summer Camp (camp capacity 2,604 personnel) (E0617)

Halton TF/TA Annual Camp. Currently in use by Army

Haydock Park Racecourse (AAF-530) WWII US Army BADA, Combat Support Wing (capacity 1,100 personnel) (E0417)

Heaton Park, Manchester WWII RAF Air Crew Despatch Centre. RAF Embarkation Centre

Holcombe Moor Volunteer/TF Annual Camp. Currently in use by Army

Huyton WWII No.5 AMPC Training Centre (1939 until July 1942)

Huyton (AAF-552) WWII US Army 1511th QM Truck Regiment African/American Army Camp attached to RAF Burtonwood

Kirkby (AAF-514) WWII US Army Port Intransit Depot No.2, 25th Postal Reg Section

Kirkham Volunteer/TF Annual Camp

Lathom Park, Ormskirk WWI Army Camp

Lancaster, Bowerham Barracks Regimental Depot of the King's Own Royal Regiment, the barracks were erected between 1876 and 1880. During WWII it was taken over by the ATS as their depot

Liverpool WWI 1st Western General Hospital

Liverpool WWII Liverpool Sector HQ

Liverpool (G-14) WWII US Army General Storage & Medical Depot G-14

Liverpool, Knotty Ash WWI US Army Camp

Liverpool, St George's Buildings, Lime Street WWII Mersey Sub-District HQ Mersey Garrison HQ

Liverpool, Seaforth Barracks WWII King's Liverpool Regiment. Canadian Base Depot

Liverpool, Sefton Park WWII Army Camp 10th Battalion Home Defence (1940)

Liverpool, Silcock's Warehouse (AAF-513) WWII US Army 1st Port Transit Depot, Base Air Depot Area

Lytham St Annes Volunteer/TF Annual Camp

Maghull, Liverpool (AAF-577) WWII US Army 1511th QM Truck Regiment (camp capacity 3,000 personnel)

Manchester WWI 2nd Western General Hospital

Manchester, Davyhulme Hospital WWII US Military Hospital

Manchester, The Arches, Kemp Street, Middleton WWII Manchester Sub-District HQ

Manchester, Kirtlington ? WWII US Army Camp

Manchester Racecourse WWI RFC Northern MT Issue Park (camp capacity 1,250 personnel)

Mellands Camp, Gorton, Manchester Initially a tented camp, possibly used later by US Army. Italian PoW camp. Army Military Police use in the 1950s and 60s

Manchester, 3340 Stanley Road, Whalley Range WWII East Lancashire Area HQ

Moor Park, Preston WWII Army Camp

Newton-le-Willows WWII Reinforcement Camp for No.4 MT Training Depot, RE

Oldham WWII Nos.11 and 12 Pioneer Corps Training Centres 194043

Padgate WWII RAF Recruit Training School

Padgate (AAF-579) WWII US Army 131st Reinforcement Battalion HQ

Preston (AAF number n/a) WWII US Army 8th Intransit Depot G-4

Preston, Drill Hall, Deepdale Road WWII HQ North West District

Preston, Fulwood Barracks Infantry Barracks (one battalion) completed in June 1848. The first two companies of 2nd Battalion 60th Rifles arrived on 7 January 1848. On the outbreak of WWII until 1942, it functioned as The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Training Centre

Preston, Greyhound Track WWII US Army Staging Camp for 200 African American soldiers

Preston, Longton Hall WWII Preston Sub-Area HQ

Quernmore Park WWII Practice Camp associated with an Infantry training area and grenade range

Rainford WWII newly completed by-pass road used as a tank park

Riseley (AAF-541) WWII US Army 756th Chemical Depot 763rd Chemical Depot

St Annes-on-Sea WWII No.2 Mobilisation Centre, RASC

Salford, Cross Lane WWII Lancashire Fusiliers Barracks

Simonswood WWII US Army Camp, 21st, 25th, 26th Postal Regiment Sections

Somerford Park, (Radnor Grove Farm), Congleton Volunteer/TF Annual Camp

Southport (Palace Hotel) (AAF-524) WWII US Army 8th BADA

Squires Gate Camp, Blackpool WWII on the outbreak of war the Depot of the East Lancashire Regiment moved from Fulwood Barracks, Preston to form an Infantry Training Centre at Squires Gate

Warrington WWII US Military Hospital

Warrington, Peninsula Barracks South Lancashire Regiment Depot

Washington Hall, Chorley (AAF-591) WWII US Army 127th Reinforcement Battalion HQ

Weeton WWII RAF Recruit training for 4,000 men. Now Army Barracks

Witton Park, Blackburn WWII Military Convalescent Hospital

08-03-2013, 18:45
Can anyone tell me what date the US forces arrived in Manchester to Belle Vue Park, and the other venues?

13-01-2015, 17:34
Ws thje location in Bamber Bridge Cuerden Manor? After wwii this became HQ North West district until it moved to Fulwood Barracks. Of course Bamber Bridge also had a large American base, the ATC squadron still uses the guardroom as its HQ.