Hilsea Barracks

AddressPortsmouth PO2 0TU, UK
Location typeTroop Camp
AccessPublic Access
Site Ownership and Access Information?Most of the former barracks site is now an area of housing, and is crossed by several public roads. Several buildings remain from its earlier use.
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Hilsea Barracks and the nearby Hilsea College (now City of Portsmouth Boys’ School) were taken over for the use of US troops. These were quartermasters and other supply troops, who supported the many US forces that were based in Hampshire.

Initially, US forces involved in D-Day were outnumbered by those of Britain, Canada and other nationalities. Reinforcements from the more numerous US armed forces were vital in the months after D-Day, and before long comprised the majority of the troops under Eisenhower’s command.

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