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KINMEL MILITARY CAMP, BODELWYDDAN

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NPRN 401319

Map Reference SH97NE

Grid Reference SH994755

Unitary (Local) Authority Denbighshire

Old County Flintshire

Community Bodelwyddan

Type of Site MILITARY CAMP

Broad Class Defence

Period Modern

Site Description Kinmel Military Camp was a huge facility constructed during the First World War. It was served by the Kinmel Camp Railway (nprn 34761) from Foryd Junction on the North Wales main coast line from 1915. The Camp is infamous for the riot of homesick Canadian troops in 1919 awaiting de-mobilisation after the war.
Most of the site is now an industrial estate but a part to the south of the A55 road (which cuts through the site) is still in military use: it includes a camp, small-arms ranges and a dry training ground. As well as accommodating up to 250 troops, it is used as a base for training in nearby Snowdonia National Park. Several original buildings are believed to remain in this area.
B.A.Malaws, RCAHMW, 30 April 2008.

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