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    Default Army Camps / Barracks Lancashire

    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 ?)

    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

    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

    WWI 1st Western General Hospital

    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

    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

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    Default Re: Army Camps / Barracks Lancashire

    Can anyone tell me what date the US forces arrived in Manchester to Belle Vue Park, and the other venues?

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    Default Re: Army Camps / Barracks Lancashire

    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.

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