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Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

A postcard view looking toward “F” & “G” Battalion Lines at Brocton Camp. In the foreground beyond the upgraded track that used to come up from Brocton Village is the Farmhouse. Behind are the officer’s ...

Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

Behind the original old farmhouse centre left of the photograph are the Officers' Huts of "F" Battalion Lines. In front of the original track is the newly constructed military road (now called Chase Road) ...

Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

It is extremely difficult to identify the exact location of this photograph. Troops are walking down the track towards the woman who is playing golf. Behind them on higher ground can be seen huts. There ...

Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

The soldiers are wearing buttons on their caps as badges until they are allocated to a particular regiment. As can be seen on the door they were billeted in "N" Lines at Brocton Camp, in Hut 31 on the ...

Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

The Officers' Huts of "R" and "S" Lines are positioned aside each other off Camp Road close to Bednall Belt, in the distance is the junction of Chase Road. The three people in the foreground appear in ...

Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

These young recruits have occupied Hut 27 on Battalion Line "L" which may have been occupied previously by some of the veterans of the Battle of the Somme or have named it in their honour. They were not ...

Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

This is probably one of the most recognizable postcards of Brocton Camp and shows so many facets of what went on there. In the foreground the troops are digging trenches, an important training experience ...

Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

These are predominately young soldiers in training and have a button as a cap badge before being sent as reinforcements to an allocated Regiment. Brocton used to put the Battalion Line letter as well ...

Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

8th Training Reserve Battalion at the top of Chase Road in "J" Lines before it descends down into Brocton village. Behind the four standard accommodation huts is the Regimental Institute and the building ...

Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

Two soldiers from a Scottish Regiment, one in a kilt, the other in plaid trousers stride across Old Acre Valley with "O" lines behind them and the ever present Water Tower. The long building on the far ...

Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

A postcard view of Brocton Camp showing the undulating terrain of the north-eastern slopes of Old Acre Valley with “J” Battalion Line in the far distance on Tar Hill, above Brocton Village. The other ...

Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

The eastern slope of Old Acre Valley with the 30,000 gallon Water Tower to the right. The long roof line in the centre of the image at the back is the Ordnance Store. The layout of Brocton's main stores ...

Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

The white lines to the right of the road show the freshly dug earth covering some of the many miles of sewerage pipes laid below both Camps. The large building to the right is the YMCA, one of numerous ...

Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

The eastern slopes of Old Acre Valley. This grainy image shows the tall chimneys of the Power Station and the long roof line of the Ordnance Depot on the horizon. Most photographs show electricity poles ...

Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

These are "O" Battalion Lines with the 30,000 gallon Water Tower behind, the Officers' lighter coloured huts to the front, and the open-sided long hut on the right was built as a horse shelter but may ...

Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

"N" and "O" Lines on the eastern slope of Old Acre Valley. The long roof line in the centre of the image at the back is the Ordnance Store. The layout of Brocton's main stores and ancillary buildings ...

Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

In the only flat area in Old Acre Valley an assault course was built, with what appears to be a running track. In the foreground is one of the barbed wire entanglements to train the troops in the construction ...

Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

Officer's Huts are on the left foreground showing individual stove chimneys coming out of each compartmentalized room. Some suspended hay sacks are visible on the right slope for bayonet practice. The ...