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    Adlestrop and Daylesford WWII transit camp used by the 7th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment and 165 Infantry Brigade, Reinforcement Camp for 5th King's Regiment (1941)

    Ashchurch (AAF number n/a) WWII US Army General Store Depot G-25. Detachment 'B', 1962nd Ordnance Depot Company (Aviation)

    Ashton Keynes (AAF number n/a) WWII US Army 826th Engineer Aviation Battalion Wiltshire Border

    Aston Down Volunteer/TF Annual Camp

    Ashton Court, Clifton, Bristol WWII US Army Camp prior to D-Day

    Batsford Park, Moreton-in-Marsh WWII HQ Reinforcement Camp. US Military Hospital, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th & 15th Hospital Trains

    Bishop’s Cleeve WWII HQ 164th Brigade 1941

    Blockley WWII US Army, 29th Platoon Ship Hospital

    Bourton-on-the Hill
    Possible Army Camp (SP1532)

    Bourton-on-(the)-Water
    WWII US Army Camp, 44th Armoured Infantry Battalion

    Bristol WWI 2nd Southern General Hospital

    Bristol WWII US 1st Army HQ, plus numerous other units

    Bristol WWII No.7 Bomb Disposal Company (RE), Bomb Disposal School with RE instructors, US Army 234th Bomb Disposal Company

    Bristol, Avonmouth WWII US Army, 6th Field Hospital (400 beds)

    Bristol, Clifton College
    WWII RASC Officer Cadet Training Unit, US HQ V Corps, First Army command post and signals centre

    Bristol (Clifton), 10 Elmdale Road
    WWI RFC No.5 School of Aeronautics

    Bristol, Eastville Park WWII Dunkirk Evacuation Camp

    Bristol, Frenchay Hospital
    WWII US Military Hospital, 2nd and 77th Evacuation Hospitals; 152nd Station Hospital; 289th, 100th, 117th and 52nd General Hospitals

    Bristol (G-35) WWII US Army General Stores & Medical Depot G-35

    Bristol, Horfield Barracks WWI 3rd AA Group HQ

    Bristol, Muller's Orphanage WWII US Army Depot

    Bristol, Over Court Manor, Almondsbury WWII US Army Camp, 2nd Ordnance Bomb Disposal Squadron (Manor – reputedly haunted – since demolished)

    Bristol, Shirehampton WW1 Remount Depot, WWII US Army Camp

    Bristol, Sea Mills, Shirehampton WWII US Army Camp 582 / 583rd Port Company

    Bristol (AAF-473) WWII US Army 4th QM Battalion, 7th Ordnance Bomb Disposal Squadron, 11th Ship Hospital, US Army 1512th QM Truck Battalion; 9th AF 21st Weather Squadron, 40th Mobile Comms Sqn (dets)

    Bristol, Tithe Barn, High Street ? WWII Bristol Garrison HQ

    Bristol, Victoria Park, Bedminster Camp WWII US Army Storage Depot

    Buckland
    WWII US 501st Quartermaster Railhead Company

    Charlton WWII Military US Military Hospital

    Cheltenham, Marlborough House ? WWI RFC No.8 School of Aeronautics

    Cheltenham (AAF number n/a) WWII US Army 47th Liaison Squadron, United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe

    Dean Close School Cheltenham ? Pre-WWII Officer Training Corps Annual Camp Stated as being at Farnborough ?

    Cheltenham, Imperial Gardens & Queen's Hotel WWII US Army Camp

    Cheltenham Racecourse
    WWII Reinforcement Camp for 164th Brigade (overflow at Swindon Hall)

    Cheltenham WWII US Army, 3rd Medical Dispensary, US Map Depot, 16th Station Hospital

    Chipping Campden, Springhill Lodge Camp
    WWII US Army Camp, 25th Armoured Engineer Battalion

    Chipping Sodbury WWII US 165th Signals Photo Company

    Cinderford
    (AAF number n/a) WWII US Army 1st Advanced Air Depot C-903 Area

    Cirencester (AAF number n/a) WWII US Army 73rd Ordnance Bomb Disposal Squadron, 560th Quartermaster Railhead Company

    Cirencester Park WWII US Military Hospital 40th General Hospital & Polish Displaced Persons' Camp

    Cirencester Hospitals WWII US Military Hospital No.1 - 2nd General Hospital, 7th Hospital Train, Hospital No.2 - 25th General Hospital,
    160th General Hospital, 15th Hospital Center, 12th & 15th Hospital Train, 160th General Hospital, 15th Hospital Center

    Coleford
    (AAF number n/a) WWII US Army 755th Chemical Depot Company, 759th Chemical Depot Company (Aviation)

    Cricklade WWII AMWD Repair Depot

    Daglingworth, Cirencester WWII US Military Hospital & Transit Camp

    Dursley WWII US Army Depot, 1st Medical Depot Company, 3233rd Quartermaster Service Company, 10th Medical Lab, 1st Medical Depot Company, 41st and 67th Evacuation Hospital SM

    Ebrington Manor (AAF-498) WWII US Army Detachment 'I', 93rd Station Complement Reinforcement Depot

    Falfield WWII US 91st Evacuation Hospital SM

    Fairford Park WWII US Military Hospital, 32nd General Hospital

    Filton (AAF-803) WWII AMWD Repair Depot. US Base Air Assembly Depot AAF 803, 8th Intransit Depot Group

    Frampton-on-Severn, Frampton Court WWII US Army Camp

    Great Barrington (AAF-422) WWII US Army 925th and 922nd Engineer Aviation Regiments & US Military Hospital

    Gloucester Reservoir Camp, Reservoir Road WWII Army Camp occupied in 1944 by 2nd Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment

    Gloucester, Robinswood Barracks, Tredworth Used during WWII by the Royal Signals & the Royal Army Service Corps

    Gloucester (AAF-364) WWII US Army 8th Fighter Command

    Gloucester WWII US 471st Quartermaster Battalion

    Highnam Court WWII Overflow Camp US Army 51st, 291st and 296th Engineer Combat Battalions

    Innsworth Pre-WWII RAF Training Camp used during WWII as WRAF Depot (SO8621)

    Lydney (Q-140) WWII US Army Stores Depot Q-140

    Lyndhurst ? Volunteer/TF Annual Camp

    Minchinhampton WWII US Military Hospital, 6th Field Hospital (400 beds), 28th Field Hospital 300 beds), 32nd General Hospital

    Moreton-in-Marsh, Over Norton Park WWII US Army Camp

    Northleach WWII US 999th Quartermaster Salvage Collection Company

    Northwick Park, Blockley WWII US Military Hospital, 327th General Hospital became a Polish Displaced Persons Camp

    Painswick Park
    WWII US Army Camp

    Parkend WWII US Army Camp

    Patchway WWII US 17th Signals Operation Battalion

    Pinkney Park, Sherston, Tetbury WWII US Army 47th QM Group, 308th and 532nd QM Battalions,
    207th AAA Group, 452nd AA AW Battalion, Quedgeley WWI I US 309th Quartermaster Railhead Company

    Quedgeley (Manor Farm) WWI Convalescent Home & Remount Centre

    Sarsden WWII 165 Infantry Brigade HQ (1941)

    Sherston WWII US 626th Engineer Company

    Stone WWII US 581st Army Postal Unit

    Stowell Park, Northleach WWII US Army Camp, 6th Field Hospital; 4th Hospital Train; 44th Hospital Train; 53rd General Hospital & 58th General Hospital

    Stow-on-the-Wold, Maugersbury Camp WWII US Army Camp, 73rd Tank Destroyer Battalion

    Stroud, The Camp
    TA Annual Camp (1926)

    Stroud, Painswick House & Beech Plantation WWII Two US Army Camps (one camp for African/Americans)

    Stroud, Lypiatt Park WWII US Army Camp, 5th Engineer Combatant Battalion

    Teddington (possibly Toddington WWII US Army Camp, 2nd Ordnance Battalion

    Tetbury, Parkhouse Camp ? WWII US Army Camp, 42b QM War Dog Platoon (Parkhouse Camp was a WWI Salisbury Plain location)

    Tetbury, Westonbirt WWII Army Camp

    Tetbury, Westonbirt (AAF-529) WWII US AFSC 1st QM Mobile, Truck Companies. l5th, 6th & 7th Hospital Train; 22nd General Hospital

    Tewkesbury (G-25)
    WWII US Army General Stores Depot G-25

    Tewkesbury, Northway House Camp ?

    Teddington Camp ? WWII US Army Camps

    Tortworth Court TF/TE Annual Camp used in WWII as a US Army Camp, 26th Signal Construction Btn & US 128th Evacuation Hospital SM

    Ullenwood, Cheltenham WWII US 62nd General Hospital,110th Military Hospital. Post WWII AA Ops Bunker

    Wapley Common (AAF-515) WWII US 3rd Port Intransit Depot, Base Air Depot Area, 8th AF Intransit Depot Group

    Wickwar WWII US Army, 572nd and 767th Engineer Truck Companies

    Williamstrip Park (AAF-550) WWII US Army, 2106th Ordnance Ammo Battalion

    Winchcomb(e), Toddington Park Camp
    WWII US Army Camp, 51st Ordnance Group, 4058th Quartermaster Service Co

    Woodland Belt ? WWII US Army Camp, 6th Cavalry Group (Mechanised)

    Woodchester WWII US 486th Ordnance Evacuation Company

    Wotton-under-Edge WWII US Army, 15th Ordnance Battalion; 45th Evacuation Hospital SM; 50th Ordnance Bomb Disposal

    Yate WWII US 3473rd Ordnance MAM Company

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    Paul,
    "Teddington" and "Toddington" were separate camps, a few miles apart. The camp at Teddington, immediately south of the Teddington Hands pub, is visible on GE "1945". According to Wikipedia "During the second world war an American military base was in the field to the rear of the pub and Joe Louis the heavyweight boxer fought an exhibition match in the field and all the surrounding villagers were invited. Glenn Miller also entertained troops in an adjacent field and visited the pub for refreshments prior to going to Cheltenham to perform a further concert. The following day he left from a nearby airfield and was never seen again. So The Teddington Hands Inn is possibly the last pub Glenn Miller ever visited."
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedgehopper View Post
    According to Wikipedia "During the second world war an American military base was in the field to the rear of the pub ... Glenn Miller also entertained troops in an adjacent field and visited the pub for refreshments prior to going to Cheltenham to perform a further concert. The following day he left from a nearby airfield and was never seen again. So The Teddington Hands Inn is possibly the last pub Glenn Miller ever visited."
    Dave
    Oh dear, Wackypedia again!

    From Geoffrey Butcher's 'Next to a Letter from Home - Major Glen Miller's Wartime Band':

    7 Aug 1944: Cirencester American Military Hospitals. 'Local residents claim to remember the band playing at Cheltenham Town Hall, however no mention of this appears anywhere in the Activities List'.

    9 Aug 1944: Concert at SHAEF Bushey Park, Teddington, Middx.

    12 Dec 1944: Last live performance by the AEF Band (conducted by Miller) in England. For some time now all performances had been in Bedford or London - recording sessions as the Band were soon to depart to Europe.

    15 Dec 1944: Glen Miller went missing from Twinwood Farm airfield 70 miles to the west of the Inn.
    Last edited by Carnaby; 17-09-2014 at 21:13.

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    I have just checked for any information in my book ; Glenn Miller in Britain Then and Now. There is no mention of Cheltenham anywhere. Cirencester on August 7th as above, two concerts were held there on the that day, the first to an estimated 3,500 people, later during the evening concert 4,000 people. I have investigated this park, but so-far can find no remains, asked my local customers...nothing. I was there today, as usual, but alas no time to go exploring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnaby View Post
    Oh dear, Wackypedia again!

    From Geoffrey Butcher's 'Next to a Letter from Home - Major Glen Miller's Wartime Band':

    7 Aug 1944: Cirencester American Military Hospitals. 'Local residents claim to remember the band playing at Cheltenham Town Hall, however no mention of this appears anywhere in the Activities List'.

    9 Aug 1944: Concert at SHAEF Bushey Park, Teddington, Middx.

    12 Dec 1944: Last live performance by the AEF Band (conducted by Miller) in England. For some time now all performances had been in Bedford or London - recording sessions as the Band were soon to depart to Europe.

    15 Dec 1944: Glen Miller went missing from Twinwood Farm airfield 70 miles to the west of the Inn.
    Carnaby, quite right about "Wackypedia"! I'll encourage dissing the myth in the locality!
    Dave

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