Naval Camps of Bedhampton & Leigh Park in WWII by Bob Hind

16 October 2019 19:30

The Naval Camps of Bedhampton and Leigh Park in World War II
A talk by Bob Hind of the Portsmouth News
Wednesday 16th October 2019. 7.30 pm 

During the second world war accommodation was urgently needed. In Bedhampton and Havant, Belmont Camp, Fraser camp, HMS Daedalus III and Stockheath Camp were erected.  Bob Hind recounts the history of these camps and how initially they were used as overflow camps for the forces in Portsmouth where there were so many sailors waiting to be drafted to ships. He will talk about their later uses including how after the war, Daedalus III  was used for displaced persons from the Baltic States.  When they moved on the Daedalus III and Fraser Camps were used  amongst other things, by Portsmouth people who had no homes to call their own.  Eventually the camps were demolished when Leigh Park was built.  

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