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Re: Shorncliffe Barracks / Camp
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2014, 23:41:26 pm »
Ref the Sandgate Police training centre I was there in 74 and I think mine may have been the last course held there. I can say I well remember the runs down the Folkstone sea front and back, with the prospect of the sugar loaf hill run.Marching up the gritted drive way in the snow was not much fun either.

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Re: Shorncliffe Barracks / Camp
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2015, 16:09:29 pm »
Ross Barracks..
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Re: Shorncliffe Barracks / Camp
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2015, 09:19:25 am »
The Gymnasium & Water Tower:


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Re: Shorncliffe Barracks / Camp
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2016, 13:42:13 pm »
During 1939/40 my father was stationed for a while at Shorncliffe camp, he had to stand watch in martello tower No 8  (Now a private home) and if he saw the Germans come  into sight had to run up to the camp to raise the alarm which would then mobilise the main body of troops based in the Elham Valley. To illustrate the problems of the time he had just 5 rounds for his rifle which he had to hand over to the next sentry on duty etc..
Being a very concientious corporal by then, he even bought himself a bicycle and a pair of binoculars in Folkstone to aid his task, I still have the the binoculars.

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Re: Shorncliffe Barracks / Camp
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2020, 22:40:10 pm »
I was able as part of my job to access one of the old buildings in the camp, unfortunately it wasn't one of the exciting ones!!!

I have attached some pictures of the old (believed to be) Tank Workshop.

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Re: Shorncliffe Barracks / Camp
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2020, 22:42:01 pm »
If you click on the picture on its side it will display correctly...

The company has now moved out of this building so I don't know how long it will stay standing  :-\

A few pictures of surrounding buildings.

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Re: Shorncliffe Barracks / Camp
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2021, 22:34:29 pm »
A plan, no idea of the date.

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Re: Shorncliffe Barracks / Camp
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2024, 12:08:21 pm »
An old postcard showing Risboro Lines at Shorncliffe Camp.
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Re: Shorncliffe Barracks / Camp
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2024, 12:34:58 pm »
Napier Barracks, December 1915.
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