Marshalling Area camp X3, Singleton Park, Swansea

Camp X3 was a tented camp, and had a capacity of 1,566 personnel men. Among the American units units thought to have been camped here were the 5th Engineer Special Brigade, 12th Port of Embarkation, and the 52nd Quartermaster Base Depot

Troops camped in Marshalling Area X in South Wales were part of follow up Force ‘B’ which landed on the American beaches in Normandy in the days after D-Day. Among the units camped in South Wales before D-Day were the US 2nd Infantry Division, who began landing on Omaha Beach on D+1 (7 June 1944). Units in Marshalling Area X embarked through ports in the Swansea area.

AddressSwansea SA2 8PY, UK
CountySwansea
Location typeTroop Camp
AccessPublic Access
Site Ownership and Access InformationToday the site is occupied by botanical gardens.
Contact detailsSee Singleton Park website

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