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Plaster Down Camp - Whitchurch Down, Southwest England
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MoreOutdoor
N 50° 32.042 W 004° 05.476
30U E 422662 N 5598578
Quick Description: The camp was opened in 1943 an American military Hospital, following the Normandy landing, after the war amongst other things became temporary home to Uganda refugees fleeing Idi Amin in 1972. It was closed in 1976. The camp was demolished and there are no traces of the hospital site remains
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/12/2016 12:48:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMT83E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 3

Long Description:
Plasterdown Camp was used as a field hospital. I remember as a young lad seeing row upon row of huts, which still remained after the war.Some Today all that is remaining of the site is the road running across the area and stream/ leat.

Originally the camp was called "Plaister Down" but over time changed to Plaster Down perhaps named after the Hospital and all the plasters used within. A little dark comedy from the returning injured troops.

Verified web sites (visit link) There is reference to the Hospital Dartmoor Century 2 by Simon Butler published by Devon Books page 47
Address:
Plaister Down Camp Whitchurch Down Tavistock Devon


Name of War: WW2

Type of Documentation: Web Page/Historical Documentation

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