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Offline grandarog

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #94 on: July 14, 2015, 21:14:29 »
'Anson',     'Blake',      'Drake',    'Grenville',    'Hawke'      'Nelson'.

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #93 on: July 14, 2015, 20:29:39 »
I have just visited Pembroke for the first time in 38 years. Of course, it's now the Medway Campus but it's nice to see many of the old blocks still in use. Walking in from the Main Gate there is the old Officers Blocks, Blake Block, Nelson Block, Anson Block and Grenville Block. Could anyone tell me the names of the other two blocks that have now gone? I was there '67 doing my SA’s course and ’78 doing my POSA’s course. I remember the end block had the NAAFI shop and the dance hall (for want of better words) but have totally forgotten the names of the two missing blocks.
Would appreciate any help on this, if you would, please.

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #92 on: November 05, 2014, 15:05:07 »
Have come to this via Internet because I was researching HMS Pembroke, (never connecting it with the Pembroke 'Gate' at Chatham) having yesterday just found my husband's uncle Stanley's Naval records in which Pembroke & P1 & P 2 were mentioned. One mentions Pembroke 2 (Sportive) (Feb-Nov 1927) can any one give an explanation please. I also see one of the buildings were called Nelson. I have a photo of him with his cap band HMS Lord Nelson so I assumed he was on board that ship (in 1913) and presume it wouldnt have been 'Nelson' at Pembroke Chatham. Am I right?. In a photo taken of him in May 1919 when he was on the Abercrombie he has a topedo, with star above and below insignia on right arm. At that point he came back to Pembroke, a total of 12 times between 1913 & 1928. He was still in the Navy in 1933 but have no records.This probably is the reason why he settled in Chatham and later Hartlip

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #91 on: February 28, 2014, 16:26:09 »
1960's Aerial View of the Barracks:



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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #90 on: February 12, 2014, 08:48:44 »
Kyn, I think your latest set of plans posted show the new buildings for the Gunnery School which was built at the end of Central Avenue and backing on to the C in C's residence - but not too close!

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #89 on: February 11, 2014, 16:48:55 »
I have heard that peacocks were kept on the lawn in front of the Officers' Mess buildings until moved in 1982 along with much else.   Does anyone remember them and possibly be able to fill me in on their history? A frivolous question I realise but interesting. I have trawled the web but have only found one small reference to them.   

I am a new member and find your site fascinating.  Many thanks to all.

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #88 on: February 11, 2014, 10:49:54 »
From the same set of plans...

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #87 on: February 11, 2014, 08:27:48 »
Clive, I think you are looking at the wrong siding. The one going inside the barracks boundary is the lower dead-end spur.

Yes, of course, my apologies bromptonboy, I somehow managed to miss that!!!

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #86 on: February 10, 2014, 23:55:04 »
Was the Cookery School in the barracks? I have an old picture in one of my books that says "Entrance to the Cookery School", and it shows a section of railway line near a single storey wooden building. I'm not sure if the picture was taken in, or near, the barracks, or in the dockyard.

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #85 on: February 10, 2014, 23:42:39 »
Clive, I think you are looking at the wrong siding. The one going inside the barracks boundary is the lower dead-end spur.

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #84 on: February 10, 2014, 23:02:06 »
Thank-you!  :)


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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #83 on: February 10, 2014, 22:44:29 »
1904 I believe, the plans that followed were the proposal for the Church so they are very early.

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #82 on: February 10, 2014, 22:22:46 »
Great plan Kyn. Interesting to see the naval barracks had its own railway siding off the dockyard line.

If its that siding in the last photo it runs into the Receiving Store in the Dockyard and looks to be outside the Barrack boundary line. It still probably handled stores for the Barracks being sited very close to the Barracks' Dockyard Gate.

What's the date of this plan please Kyn?

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #81 on: February 05, 2014, 19:53:06 »
So it did, I hadn't noticed that.  Stores deliveries maybe?

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #80 on: February 05, 2014, 18:58:10 »
Great plan Kyn. Interesting to see the naval barracks had its own railway siding off the dockyard line.

 

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