Monument record BUC 067 - World War II military camp, visible as a range of structures and cehicles.

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A military camp of late Second World War date in Bucklesham parish is visible on aerial photographs as a range of structures and vehicles.


Grid reference Centred TM 25883 40494 (453m by 255m)
Map sheet TM24SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A temporary military tented camp is visible on aerial photographs of May and July 1944, centred on circa TM25874050, in Bucklesham parish (S1, S2). The camp is composed of Bell, Marquee and Ridge type tents and a number of vehicles, probably lorries, are parked around the perimeter of the camp. The precise function of the camp is unclear from the photographs alone, but the date of the photographs would support an interpretation as a transit camp, probably for troops en route to Felixstowe and embarkation to mainland Europe following the D-Day landings. (S3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/17 4110 28-MAY-1944.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF LA/22 4063-6 06-JUL-1944.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Cain Hegarty & Sarah Newsome. 2005. The Archaeology of the Suffolk Coast and Inter-tidal Zone:A report for the National Mapping Programme. Chapter 12, p. 131..

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 19 2013 11:09AM

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