Unit History: Blackdown Camp

Blackdown Camp
This permissive footpath has been created as part of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme which provides a circular walk and an interesting link between the Iron Age hill for at Blackdown Rings and Ladies Wood. The route affords panoramic views into Cornwall to the west and Dartmoor to the north. Part way along the route you will enter a woodland which is carpeted with bluebells in the spring. Ground nesting birds breed on this site from April until July. During this period please keep dogs on leads to avoid disturbing the birds.

Memories of Blackdown Camp

(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)

Blackdown Camp Deepcut Camberly Surrey in 1964

Written by George Davis

Here is a photo of 6 platoon B Company Basic Training 2 Nov to 22 Dec 1964. I remember Ptes Jock Lenehan and Jock Lavery, Pte Lamb(New Zealand) Coy Cdr wasMaj Mears, 2i/c Capt De-Wolfe, Pln Sgt Kenny, Pln Cpl North and Pln L/cpls Patterson and Ford.Also I remember CSM "Chippy" Chandler was also there at the time. Chucking his pace stick on the ground at our sheer inability to understand his simplest orders/commands!

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