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    Ashford WWII AMWD Repair Depot

    Bankside ? WWII US Army, 50th Ordnance Bomb Disposal Squadron

    Betteshanger & Almanstone ?
    (probably Tilmanstone) WWII D-Day Marshalling Area Camp F8

    Biggin Hill, South Camp Post WWI Wireless Experimental Establishment

    Bostall Heath
    Volunteer/TF Annual Camp

    Bourne Park, Bishopsbourne (F2)
    WWII D-Day Marshalling Area Camp F2

    Bridge, ‘Bifrons House’
    WWII camp used by 64th (7th London) Field Regiment RA

    Broome Park, Denton (F4) WWII camp used by 64th (7th London) Field Regiment RA D-Day Marshalling Area Camp F4

    Canterbury WWI Veterinary Hospital

    Canterbury, 67 Old Dover Road
    WWI RFC No.10 Stores Distribution Depot (former Skating Rink) Now a pub

    Canterbury, Chaucer, Howe, Northgate & Wemyss Barracks Wemyss demolished, Howe extant

    School of Military Engineering WWII No.3 Depot Battalion, RE (Kitchener Barracks)

    Chatham Area HQ (13 The Terrace, Kitchener Barracks)

    Charlton Park & Barham
    WWII D-Day Marshalling Area Camp F3

    Cranbrook (AAF number n/a) WWII US Army 3 Platoon, 32nd Special Service Company, Detachment A 56th Field Hospital, 39th Medical Field Hospital

    Deal (EF2) WWII D-Day Embarkation Area EF2

    Deal Depot RM Royal Marines School of Music

    Dering Wood, Pluckley (AAF-431) WWII US Army 814th Chemical Company. 1922nd Ordnance Ammo Company

    Detling WWI Army Camp

    Dibgate, Shorncliffe WWI Canadian Camp, WWII US Army camp Dover Duke of York's Royal Military School Opened in August 1803 as a haven to the orphaned children of soldiers who had fallen in the Great War with France that began in 1793 and ended with the Battle of Waterloo in 1815

    Dover, Archcliffe, Connaught Barracks
    1861 - 2006

    Dover (EF3) WWII D-Day Embarkation Area EF3

    Easole Street & Knowlton (F6) WWII D-Day Marshalling Area Camp F6

    Elham, Acrise Place WWII camp used by 64th (7th London) Field Regiment RA

    Farningham London Mobilisation Centre with Camping Ground, built c.1900

    Folkestone WWI Canadian Camp

    Folkestone WWII No.1 AMPC and RE (Stevedore) Centre (until Feb 1940)

    Folkestone (EG2)
    WWII D-Day Embarkation Area EG2

    Foots Cray Royal Artillery Annual Camp

    Fort Darland, Gillingham Ancient Fort used as RE Training Camp during WWII

    Goodnestone Park (F5) WWII D-Day Marshalling Area Camp F5

    Gravesend, Milton Barracks Pre-WWII Army Barracks

    Gravesend, Northumberland Bottom
    WWII Overfill Camp

    Greenwich - The Royal Naval College WWI RFC School of Ground Training

    Hastings (5 ITW)
    WWII RAF No.5 Initial Training Wing

    Hythe Small Arms School

    Kingshill, Chattenden Pre-WWII Army Camp

    Lydd Pre-WWII Army Camp occupied by 3rd Battalion, Royal Tank Corps c.1938

    Lydd, Carke Camp ? WWII Overfill Camp occupied by the RE

    Lynsted WWII US Army, 24th AAA Group

    Maidstone (AAF number n/a) WWII US Army Detachment 'A', 1223rd Military Police Company Aviation

    Maidstone Barracks (Invicta Lines) WWII RE Barracks

    North Foreland Wireless Station WWI Camping Ground

    Old Park Barracks, (F9) Whitfield
    WWII D-Day Marshalling Area Camp F9. Barracks closed 1990s

    Otterpool, Shorncliffe ? WWI Canadian Camp

    Patrixbourne (F1) WWII D-Day Marshalling Area Camp F1

    Richborough, Sandwich
    WWI Army Camp, possibly Stonar

    Richborough, Sandwich WWII No.3 AMPC Training Centre (1939 until July 1940)

    St Martins Plain, Cherton, Folkestone
    WWI Canadian Camp. WWII PoW. Still in use 2000 Site of a Landrover attack by the Axons in Doctor Who !

    Sandling Park, Folkestone/ Hythe TF/WWI Camping Ground, No.2 Casualty Clearing Station. AMC WWII Army Camp, 56th (London) Division RE, No.2 Casualty Clearing Station AMC

    Sevenoaks, Montreal Park
    WWII RE Camp known to be occupied by 72nd Medium Regiment US Army, 24th & 28th Ordnance Bomb Disposal Squadrons

    Sevenoaks, Shendon Manor ?
    WWII Home Counties Area HQ

    Sheerness WWI RFC No.1 Balloon Training Base Senior Officers' School

    Shorne, Rochester WWII Army Camp

    Shorncliffe WWI Veterinary Hospital

    Shorncliffe - Moor, Napier, Risborough, Ross & Somerset Barracks WWI Army/RFC Training & WWII Army Camp

    Shorncliffe & Sandling Camps
    WWI RFC Cadet Brigade

    Sittingbourne, Gore Court Park WWI, transit camp for France

    Sittingbourne WWII REME Camp associated with Thames HMS Tongue Sands Fort & HMS Knock John Fort

    Slades Green, nr Erith WWII Army Camp

    Staplehurst, Loos Barracks ?

    Stone Farm, Hythe WWI Army Camp, possibly near Newington

    Stonar WWI and II Army Camp, see Richborough

    Surrenden, Little Chart WWII US Army Camp

    Tonbridge, Mabledon Park WWII pre-D-Day Transit Camp occupied by Canadian Army units

    Waldershare Park, Eythorne (F7) WWII D-Day Marshalling Area Camp F7

    Wainscott, Rochester WWII REME Workshop No.6 maintaining AA equipment

    Westerham, Betsom's Hill London Mobilisation Centre with Camping Ground, built c.1900

    Wootton Park & Denton (F10) WWII D-Day Marshalling Area Camp F10

    Wouldham WWI & WWII RE Camp

    WWII Army Camp

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    Richborough was one of the most important sites in world war one. The port of Dover was full up with the Navy, Folkstone was the port for troops going to the Battle front. Which left a gap which was filled with the building of Port Richborough, which shipped out the supplies needed at the front.In less than a year 70 mile of rail track was laid, dock yards built to construct 1000 ton barges built for use on the French canal system, a Roll on Roll of train ferry built, electric travelling cranes were used to load the ships.As well as equipment going out to France damaged equipment was brought back for re-use. The RNAS had a section at the port for reclaiming parts from aircraft. The first tanks used at the front were shipped from the Port, which at its peak was manned by 24,000 staff. When the Port was re-used in World War Two sections for the Mulberry harbour were built there.

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