Bushfield Training Camp, Winchester

“Firing Range at Bushfield Camp Looking into the open ends of two adjacent U-shaped brick walls having pits in front of them. Someone who trained as a National Serviceman at Bushfield Camp between 1951 and 1953 has confirmed that this was firing range. Bushfield Camp was an army training camp functioning during WWII and also used to train recruits to the Royal Green Jackets regiment between 1961-64. The internet is strangely silent about its history. It is totally derelict today. The area is the subject of an ongoing debate as to its future use.”

I can’t really find anymore information on this place, if you do happen to come across it please let me know!

The Visit

Well it’s fairly easy to find no restricted access. It’s a real shame these places get trashed, not much left but always still worth a visit before it’s gone. Really overgrown, graffiti everywhere. Still a few out buildings around the site worth having a little look.

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11 Comments on Bushfield Training Camp, Winchester

  1. Hi UrbanX,

    We are looking to film at the Bushfield Army Camp near Winchester and we were enquiring how it is you went about asking for permission? Also, we are still unaware of where it actually is so would love some feedback from you. Great pictures by the way.

    Kind regards,

    Thomas Young

  2. I spent about two months basic training at Bushfield (National Service). Joined KRRC and left for Minden West Germany as a rifleman in the 1st Rifle Brigade.
    I was fed on arrival with a corn beef sandwich smothered in ketchup – I hate ketchup. January 20th 1949

    • Hi Les on the off chance did you serve with someone called edward (ted) Surridge i think he was later 1950s but went to Germany my dad wnt to malaya Charlie walker riffleman walker army number 22153897 Ted married my dads sister and was my uncle sorry to bother you kind regards Martin

  3. Hi, my mother was based there in 1947 in the WAF undertaking admin duties among other things. She is now 91. I will forward this page to her, she will find it very interesting

    • Hi Cath i was wondering if you knew my dad and uncle my dad was charles (charlie) walker riffleman walker from hounslow london army number 22153897
      i have a picture of his battalion he served bushfield barracks 1950 ish onwards went to malaya
      edward surridge (ted)was his mate and married my dads sister he went to Germany and was around the same time also from london be great if any knew them my dad has been gone for 26 years mow. im learning bits about him he was a great dad thanks for any help kind regrds Martin

  4. In the early-mid 80s, they sold off a lot of the materials from the timber buildings. as I kid I helped my dad build a garden shed with panels from there. Must have a look to see if that shed is still standing next time I’m in Winchester. My old folks have been walking round there a lot during the lockdowns. I’ve not been back since the early 90s when I twisted my ankle on brick in the main yard.

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