OLD DEVONPORT . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: April 15, 2016.
Webpage updated: April 15, 2016

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THE MILITARY IN OLD DEVONPORT

VICARAGE ROAD CAMP

The Vicarage Road Camp, which consisted simply of huts, was built on land adjacent to Vicarage Road and overlooking the Royal Albert Bridge.  Although within the old boundary of Devonport it was by now within the City of Plymouth.

It was opened in January 1944 as an administrative centre holding personnel files and pay records.  Later in the year it became the home of 6some 60,000 American troops on their way to the landing ships moored at Saltash Passage in preparation for the Normandy Landings.

From July 24th 1944 it was used as a reception centre for the returning soldiers, who were then sent on to other units.

The camp was apparently decommissioned on Monday September 25th 1944.