UNIT HISTORY




Register of Places Visited by the Battalion
in the ETO: Part I

We've begun this page with the pre-invasion portion of the battalion's stay in the ETO, namely, their travels and billets in Southern England, Wales, and the area in and around Newcastle-upon-Tyne. We hope to expand the information on Northern France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany soon. Anyone who has descriptive information, first-person reminiscences, or photographs of any of these locales (either from the war years, before the war, or today) and wishes to contribute to this document may contact the Webmaster. The battalion arrived at Gourock on 29 December 1943, and passed through Greenock and Glasgow briefly before heading south.

[ Scotland | Dorset | Wales | Newcastle-upon-Tyne | Southern England | Northern France ]

Scotland
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Place Dates Info? Photos/Other?
Gourock December 1943 None Available None Available
Greenock December 1943 None Available None Available
Glasgow December 1943 None Available None Available

Dorset, England
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Place Dates Info? Photos/Other?
Blandford Camp Winter/Spring 1944 None Available None Available

Crickhowell, Powys, Wales
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Place Dates Info? Photos?
Dan-y-Park Winter/Spring 1944 This was a Welsh mansion located on the River Usk None Available

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England
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Place Dates Info? Photos/Other?
Armstrong Park Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Beamish Park Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Benwell Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Biddick Hall Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Brenkley Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Billy Mill Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Cleadon Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Crag Point Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Drill Hall, Debdon Gardens, Heaton Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Easington Lane Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Frenchman's Bay Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Fulwell Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Great Lumley Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Gosforth Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Harton Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Hawthorn Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Hebburn Spring 1944 Battery Location Some Modern Views
High Spen Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Houghton-le-Spring Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Link House Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Marsden Hall Spring 1944 None Available None Available
New Delaval Spring 1944 None Available None Available
North Moor Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Ouston Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Palmersville Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Plessey Mill Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Ravensworth Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Ryhope Road Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Ryton Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Seaham Harbor Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Seahill Colliery Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Seaton Burn Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Sharpness Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Smuggler's Cave Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Springwell Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Tanfield Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Tyne "G" (HAA) Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Urpeth Lodge, Birthley Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Vosworth RAF Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Waldridge Drift Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Whitburn Spring 1944 None Available None Available
Wolsington Spring 1944 None Available None Available

Southern England
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Place Dates Info? Photos/Other?
Druid's Lodge Spring 1944 Troop concentration area for D-Day Locator Map
C-16 and C-19 Spring 1944 Troop staging areas for embarkation to France Locator Maps

Northern France and Belgium
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Place Dates Info? Photos/Other?
Coulommiers-Voisins, FR Autumn 1944 Site of Airstrip A-58 A History of the Airfield
Dreux, FR Autumn 1944 Site of Airstrip A-41 Ike on Airstrip A-41 at Dreux
Etain, FR Autumn 1944 Site of Airstrip A-82 1919 View
Metz, FR Autumn 1944 Site of HQ Battery 1919 and 1944 Views

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