The 2nd battalion
DLI were stationed at Deerbolt 1952.
The Green Howards
did a parade at Deerbolt September 1952 for General Sir William Slim.
The 2nd Battalion
Green Howards served at Streatlam Camp from 22nd April 1952 to 2nd April 1953.
Battalion Green Howards served at Humbleton Camp from November 1952 to March 1953.
The Royal Northumberland
Fusiliers served at Deerbolt Camp from October 1952 to ?
A Company 2nd Green Howards, Streatlam
am 3rd in the 3rd row from front L/H side.
Over the years I have tried to find out those regiments that served at Streatlam camp as I am interested in the military.
I am the founder member of The North East Area of British Korean Veterans of which I am chairman of the Scarborough
& Ryedale Branch, vice chairman of the 2nd Battalion branch Green Howards and secretary of the Pickering
I enjoyed being stationed at Streatlam Camp especially the summer months training on Cotherstone Moor; it helped with
my being a country lad and not town. The route marches were through all the villages
such as Lartington, Cotherstone, Romaldkirk and Eggleston and up to the top of Woodland and back down to Staindrop. Another route we took was by Little
Newsham and Cleatlam. We also did training at Hawsley Hill and passing The Little
Brown Jug at Kinninvie with our tongues out.
I left Barnard Castle
late 1952 to go to Korea with The Duke of Wellingtons Regiment and returned to the Green
Howards at Richmond in April 1954, although it is 60 years since I was stationed at
Streatlam I still love going back for a look round also to Broomielaw station or what is left of it.
The 2nd battalion have a large photographic display which is at Eden Camp, Malton.
A few years age I was talking to a member of the Glosters who served
at Barnard Castle
and he said he thought Korea was desolate until he served there.
is who we are today; we are the only ones who can protect it.
The Memories of Stainton Grove Military Camp Project was one of a number of community-led projects along and
nearby the route of the proposed South West Durham Heritage Corridor.
The South West Durham Heritage Corridor will be a multi-user route along the former Bishop Auckland to Barnard Castle railway line.
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The Memories of Stainton Grove Military Camp Project is being led by Stainton Grove Community Association and coordinated
by Groundwork West Durham and Darlington. It is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund through the 'Your Heritage' grant programme.
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