My interest in World War 2 started a few years ago after a chance conversation with my 82 year old uncle at a family get together. I had some vague idea he was in the war but had never given it much thought. I was astonished to learn he was a marine and had been involved with the operation at Dunkirk, it was all very harrowing and the conversation ground to a halt as he was extremely uncomfortable talking about it. I started doing some research and found that in the area I live ( Cannock Chase in the U.K ) there were over 10 military and POW camps alone !
Below are are some of the places I have visited and I have many more to investigate. Sadly several of these have already been bulldozed and those that remain are extremely forlorn.
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RAF Coleby Grange
RAF Nocton hospital
Brigg POW Camp
Springhill POW camp
There are some great sources of info about this stuff on various websites out there including;
A forum called midlandsheritage This place has several military forums and I post lots of my stuff up here first. There are also a number of very knowledgeable people who will usually answer specific questions about these places
Control Towers located here is an amazing source of info on WW2 airfields
This website here lists nearly all the 1045 Prisoner Of War camps located across the U.K