Marshalling Area camp S1, Orsett Heath

Troops camped in Marshalling Area S were part of follow up force ‘L’ which landed on the British beaches in Normandy in the days after D-Day. Among the units camped in these camps in the county of Essex before D-Day were the 51st (Highland) Division, who began landing in Normandy on D+1 (7 June 1944). Units in Marshalling Area S embarked through ports in the Thames Estuary, such as Tilbury.

AddressGrays, Essex RM16 3DS, UK
CountyEssex
Location typeTroop Camp
AccessPrivate
Site Ownership and Access InformationToday the site is a golf course.
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