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5th South Staffords camp at Oldfields Hall, Uttoxeter

The Annual camp for the Territorial Army was then (as it is now) an important period of training. It was the only time in the year when the territorial soldiers came together for a period of two weeks ...

Accrington Pals at Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

W (Accrington) Company group at Rugeley Camp on Penkridge Bank, Cannock Chase in 1915. Cannock Chase had been used as a military training ground since the 1870s. During the First World War two military ...

Accrington Pals at Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

W (Accrington) Company group at Rugeley Camp on Penkridge Bank, Cannock Chase in 1915. The man standing in the doorway, pipe in mouth, has been identified as 5688 Sgt. William Nuttall by his grandson, ...

Accrington Pals on Cannock Chase

X (District) Company group above a rifle range, most likely at Cannock Chase in the summer of 1915. 15925 Pte. William Henry Parkinson is third from left in the back row. Cannock Chase had been used ...

Accrington Pals on Cannock Chase

W (Accrington) Company group at musketry practice in the summer of 1915. Recent research by Bill Flentje and David Harding suggests the location to be Cannock Chase. 15223 L/Cpl. Walter Briggs is standing ...

Aerial photograph of Wheaton Aston Airfield

RAF Wheaton Aston was constructed at Little Onn from October 1940 as a relief landing ground for RAF Hixon but instead became a satellite airfield of RAF High Ercall, Shropshire. It was a training base ...

Aerial view of RAF Hednesford

RAF Hednesford was built in 1938-1939 on land purchased from the Marquis of Anglesey as No.6 School of Technical Training for RAF and Fleet Air Arm mechanics to be instructed in air-frame and engine repair. ...

Aircraft hanger, RAF Hednesford

The Hednesford site on Cannock Chase was a training establishment for Royal Air Force and Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm tradesmen, named No. 6 School of Technical Training. It did not have runways but a few ...

ANZAC Soldiers at Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

ANZAC was the abbreviation for the Australian & New Zealand Army Corps and was formed early in the conflict of the Great War answering the British Empire's call to arms. The Expeditionary Force originally ...

Army chaplain, Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

Rev. John Reay, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He conducted ANZAC services at the Army Training Camps on Cannock Chase and was Vicar of Hednesford in 1919 having previously been Curate at St Barnabas ...

Army Manoeuvres, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire

Ten men eating and drinking outside a tent during Army cavalry manoeuvres at Pond Farm, near Easterton on Salisbury Plain. Photographer: Harry Osbourne of Woodseaves.

Army Manoeuvres, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire

A hawker's tent selling fruit, vegetables and chocolate pictured during Army cavalry manoeuvres at Pond Farm, near Easterton on Salisbury Plain. Photographer: Harry Osbourne of Woodseaves.

Army Service Corps card, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

A souvenir postcard specific to the Army Service Corps, published by J. Salmon Ltd. The message on the reverse, from Leslie Walker to his parents in New Lenton, Nottingham, reads: "The train got back ...

At Our Camp verse, Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

The wording on this novelty card is not particular to the Cannock Chase Camps but could be used at any other, however, the sender of this card was stationed at Rugeley in No. 16 Hut on Battalion Line ...

Autumn Manoeuvres on Cannock Chase

Military manoeuvres at Etching Hill on Cannock Chase, Autumn 1873. Major-General Lyson's encampment on Etchinghill, near Rugeley acted as his headquarters, with his tents pitched to face the racecourse. ...

Autumn Manoeuvres on Cannock Chase

Military manoeuvres at Etching Hill on Cannock Chase, Autumn 1873. Major-General Lyson's encampment on Etchinghill, near Rugeley acted as his headquarters, with his tents pitched to face the racecourse. ...

Autumn Manoeuvres on Cannock Chase

Major General Lyson at military manoeuvres at Etching Hill on Cannock Chase, Autumn 1873. Major-General Lyson's encampment on Etchinghill, near Rugeley acted as his headquarters, with his tents pitched ...

Autumn Manoeuvres on Cannock Chase

Miss Robinson's National Temperance League refreshment tent pictured with a Gypsy caravan during military manoeuvres at Etching Hill on Cannock Chase, Autumn 1873. Major-General Lyson's encampment ...