Chadwell army camp

Is it true the once was a army camp on Chadwell fields not far from Thurrock tech college?

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  • Near Grays about 3 miles away was a army camp called ORSETT CAMP on the corner of the road was a pub called ORSETT COCK I was doing national service year 1958/59. I suppose its all gone now. do anybody remember it??

    By Terry Fisher (27/12/2017)
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    there was a large Army camp on the open spaces opposite the ‘Greyhound’ pub.  The anti-aircraft guns were part of the ‘Box Barrage’ which, combined with other units on both sides of the Thames, aimed to 3u762protect the docks and the flight path to London.  I recall that there were a number of military married quarters houses on the site for a few years after the war.

    By HARRY O'NEILL (05/10/2017)
  • By John Matthews (18/09/2017)
  • I have found the following Army Camps and Barracks listed in Thurrock which includes Chadwell.

    I can’t find its location. Perhaps you will find a map at the Essex Record Office next time Tilbury and Chadwell Memories do a visit.

    Belhus Park, Aveley WWI Volunteer/TF Annual Camp.

    Belhus Park, Aveley (S4) WWII D-Day Marshalling Area Camp S4.

    Chadwell St Mary & Tilbury (S2) WWII D-Day Marshalling Area Camp S2.

    Orsett Heath, (Golf Course) Grays (S1) WWII D-Day Marshalling Area Camp S1.

    Purfleet Musketry Camp (S3) (T6) WWII London District Machine-Gun Training School. D-Day Marshalling Area Camp S3 (also another camp called T6 with a capacity of 4,000 personnel 1,000 vehicles).

    Purfleet (E6) WWII D-Day Embarkation Area Camp E6.

    St Chads School, Tilbury? WWII D-Day Sector HQ and Embarkation Area (S & T) E5 HQ.

    Tilbury (S2) D-Day Marshalling Area Camp S2.

    Tilbury Docks (E5) WWII D-Day Embarkation Area E5.

    By Cliff Cowin (17/09/2017)
  • I’m afraid I don’t know, but perhaps another of the site’s readers may do. I believe there may have been some military facility on the heath near where the Greyhound pub was. I do know that there were anti-aircraft guns somewhere near there.

    By John Matthews (16/09/2017)

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