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    Ashford Lodge, Halstead WWII US Army Ordnance Depot

    Beacon Hill Fort, Dovercourt WWII Searchlight Camp

    Beaumont (AAF-148)
    WWII US Army 12th Air Force HQ

    Belhus Park, Aveley
    WWI Volunteer/TF Annual Camp

    Belhus Park, Aveley (S4)
    WWII D-Day Marshalling Area Camp S4

    Berechurch, Colchester WWII & post WWII Detention Barracks

    Bois Hall, Halstead (AAF-436) WWII US Army Company 'D', 555th Signal Air Warning Battalion

    Braintree, White Court Hospital WWII US Military Hospital

    Brentford, Warley Barracks (S7) WWII D-Day Marshalling Area Camp S7

    ‘Briggens’, Roydon (Station XIV) WWII SOE Polish Officers Training School

    Burnham-on-Sea WWII 305 Holding Battalion

    Bures (AAF-526) WWII US Army 2108th Ordnance Ammo Battalion (Aviation)

    Chadwell St Mary & Tilbury (S2) WWII D-Day Marshalling Area Camp S2

    Chelmsford (AAF number n/a) WWII US Army Detachment 'D', 1192nd Military Police Company Aviation

    Chrishall Grange (AAF-531) WWII US Army 433rd Signal Construction Battalion HQ The Grange is across the border in Cambridgeshire

    Clacton-on-Sea WWII No.4 AMPC Training Centre (Oct 1939 until July 1941)

    Coggeshall (AAF number n/a) WWII US Army 136th Radio Security Section

    Colchester WWI Veterinary Hospital

    Colchester Cavalry Barracks
    Built c.1863. Not in use

    Colchester, La Cateau Barracks
    Built c.1874 as the Royal Artillery Barrack. Not in use

    Colchester, Goojerat Hyderabad, Meeanee Barracks
    Built 1898–1904, modernised 1960–1970

    Colchester, Kirkee, McMunn Barracks Built c.1938 at Reed Hall

    Colchester Sobraon Infantry Barracks Built c.1901, demolished 1971, now relocated to Lincoln

    Colchester, Roman Barracks Built c.1962. In use

    Colchester, Merville Barracks Very recent construction

    Colchester, Reed Hall WWI Army Camp. Tented, then wooden huts provided

    Colchester (AAF number n/a) WWII US Army Detachment 'B',1192nd Military Police Company Aviation

    Colchester, Cherry Tree Camp Pre WWII camp for 19th Brigade In use post-war but demolished and now a housing estate (Mersea Road)

    Colchester, Lexden Camp WWII camp principally using private accommodation, e.g. Holmwood House

    Cold Norton (AAF-163)
    WWII US Army 8th Air Force

    Denge / Dengie ? Volunteer/TF Annual Camp

    Ford Place, Somers Heath WWII D-Day Embarkation Area 'S' HQ & Battle HQ

    Hatfield Peverel WWII Transit Camp known to be occupied by the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars

    Halstead London Mobilisation Centre with Camping Ground built c.1900

    Harlow, Moor Hall Camp WWII US Army Camp, 25th & 34th Ordnance Bomb Disposal Squadron

    Hornchurch WWII New Zealand Battalion Depot

    Laindon WWII D-Day Embarkation Camp for Tilbury Docks

    Langenhoe Range WWII small Army Range with camp

    Little Warley Hall, Nuttys & Great Warley Hall (S6) WWII D-Day Marshalling Area Camp S6

    Marks Hall (AAF-160) WWII US Army 4th Bomb Wing HQ

    Moreton (AAF number n/a) WWII US Army 474th Fighter Group

    North Weald London Mobilisation Centre with Camping Ground built c.1900

    Orsett Heath, (Golf Course) Grays (S1) WWII D-Day Marshalling Area Camp S1

    Panfield, Braintree Pre-WWII TA Army Camp

    Panfield WWI Army Camp

    Purfleet Musketry Camp (S3) (T6) WWII London District Machine-Gun Training School. D-Day Marshalling Area Camp S3 (also another camp called T6 with a capacity of 4,000 personnel 1,000 vehicles)

    Purfleet (E6) WWII D-Day Embarkation Area Camp E6

    St Chads School, Tilbury? WWII D-Day Sector HQ and Embarkation Area (S & T) E5 HQ

    St Osyth (HMS Helder) WWII Combined Operations Training Camp

    Saffron Walden (AAF-370) WWII US Army 65th Fighter Wing HQ

    Shoeburyness Coastal Artillery School

    Shoeburyness Volunteer/TF RE Camp

    Shoeburyness, Campfields WWII Overflow Camp for Shoeburyness

    Shortgrove Park, Newport WWII US Military Hospital

    Southend WWII US Army, 12th Hospital Train

    Southend Bypass WWII Possible Mobilisation Camp

    South Ockendon Mental Hospital WWII D-Day 'S' Marshalling Area Field Bakery

    Stisted Hall (AAF-171)
    WWII US Army unknown

    Theydon Bois, Hill Hall
    WWII Army Camp known to be occupied by 1st and 2nd Battalion The Welsh Guards during the Spring of 1940 before leaving for the Hook of Holland

    Thorndon Park & South Weald, Brentwood (S5)
    WWII D-Day Marshalling Area Camp S5, 7th Armoured Division Camp

    Thornwood, Epping TE Annual Camp became PoW Camp

    Tilbury (S2) D-Day Marshalling Area Camp S2

    Tilbury Docks (E5) WWII D-Day Embarkation Area E5

    Vange WWII US Army Camp, 34th AAA Group

    Wanstead, Royal Wanstead School WWII Royal Corps of Signals, then D-Day Marshalling Area 'T' HQ (Emergency HQ located at Fife Road School)

    Weald Park, Brentwood (S8) WWII D-Day Marshalling Area Camp S8

    West Ham Greyhound Stadium (T4)
    WWII D-Day Marshalling Area Camp T4 (camp capacity 2,000 soldiers & 500 vehicles)

    Wivenhoe Park
    WWII Embarkation Camp
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    A fascinating and comprehensive list.
    Minor typo - Brentford should be Brentwood (location of Warley Barracks).

    Also, are you sure that the Halstead in the list is the Halstead in Essex, and not Fort Halstead - the latter definitely being a London Mobilisation Centre, whereas I don't think the former was.
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    Harlow, Moor Hall Camp WWII US Army Camp, 25th & 34th Ordnance Bomb Disposal Squadron
    like to find where that was!

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    Moor Hall was a country house built 1805-10 for John Perry. After military use in WWII the house was left to rot and demolished c.1960 following a fire. I think it stood at about TL493118, now beside the M11.

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    Yep, I know the place now, there are some military stables still standing from Victorian times I am told.

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    My dad was based at Cherry Tree camp for a short while.

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    Anyone know anything about the WWI military camp that was at Great Baddow (nr. Chelmsford) in Essex. It is shown on the 1923 OS map, and probably occupied some 20 acres to the east of Vicarage Lane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HF Dave View Post
    Anyone know anything about the WWI military camp that was at Great Baddow (nr. Chelmsford) in Essex. It is shown on the 1923 OS map, and probably occupied some 20 acres to the east of Vicarage Lane.
    In answer to your question HF Dave, I used to live on Park View Crescent just off Vicarage Lane, I was told by an elderly relative that the houses were built on some old army barracks.

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    As well as agreeing the 'Brentford' Warley reference should be Brentwood, I am not sure about the Hornchurch NZ Battalion being WW2. I am under the impression it was a WW1 depot and recuperation centre for the NZ Army at the former 'Grey Towers' house, well documented in local history books. There are several WW1 graves of Nuie Islanders (NZ) that died as a result of the Spanish Flu in Hornchurch. The house was demolished in 1931 but the grounds could have continued in military use of some sort for a period as there were many WW1 era huts constructed there. There is no mention of NZ forces for WW2 that I can find in local history books (other than associated with RAF Hornchurch) so I would like to hear if anyone could document this.
    Also see this recent thread mentioning Beacon Hill Fort (Harwich rather than Dovercourt):
    http://www.airfieldinformationexchan...alhouse-Point)
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    Do you know that during the redevelopment of the army barracks in Colchester they discovered the only known Roman Circus in this country, something esle to add to our wonderful Roman history here. The Circus is located next to the Sergeant's Mess.

    Pauline in Colchester Britain's First City!!

    PS I was in Holmwood House last night and the night before!
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