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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  • Hi there was an Army Camp built on land behind the bungalows in Ridgeway in about the mid 1950s. I lived in Ridgeway with my parents Dave and Edie Clark until 1964.
    I think it was developed into houses in the 70s.

    By Neil Clark (14/06/2018)
  • The Orsett army camp was between the Orsett Cock Pub and the Golf Club. The Army houses on the opposite side of the Greyhound pub, were the married quarters of the soldiers.

    By Robert Shovlar (31/03/2018)
  • 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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