Wednesday 24 December 2014

Christmas at Ampthill Training Camp

Ampthill Camp [Z1306/1/32/4]

Thursday 24th December 1914: At the Duke of Bedford's training depot at Ampthill Park the camp breaks up for the Christmas holidays today, and passes are given to the recruits until midnight on Monday. It is stated that recruits are coming in fast, and the sleeping room is so heavily taxed that some of the married men from the villages in the district go to their own homes to sleep. Khaki for all the men in the camp has arrived and will be served out during the week.

Source: Luton News 31st December 1914

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