Portsmouth Embarkation Area Headquarters, Quay House, Old Portsmouth

Quay House, at 62-70 Broad Street, Old Portsmouth, was the Embarkation Area HQ for the Portsmouth sector. It had the role of co-ordinating the loading of troops onto the ships at the four main Portsmouth embarkation sites. One of these embarkation sites was nearby at Camber Quay.

Due to the number of Allied troops involved on D-Day, it took several days to load them onto the ships and landing craft that would take them to Normandy. This was done according to a detailed timetable, which was the result of a huge amount of planning. To prevent congestion and delays, troops were held at camps to the north of Portsmouth, only moving down to the embarkation points at the appointed time.

AddressPortsmouth PO1 2GL, UK
CountyHampshire
Location typeHeadquarters Site
AccessPrivate
Site Ownership and Access InformationQuay House is now a private residence. Please respect the privacy of the residents.
Contact detailsQuay House is now a private residence. Please respect the privacy of the residents.

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