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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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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #79 on: February 05, 2014, 18:31:35 »
Admiralty boundary edged red.
Site of barracks edged dotted red.  Area 42A. 0R. 30P.

Accommodation

Captain’s House – 1
Officers Quarters:
Senior Officers – 66
Junior Officers – 46
Servants – 8
Warrant Officers – 84
Chief Petty Officers & Similar Ratings – 388
1st & 2nd Class Petty Officers – 520
Non-Commissioned Officers Marines – 52
Seamen & Stokers – 3360
Marines – 336
Domestics – 36

Total - 4897














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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #78 on: October 07, 2013, 18:31:15 »
 :)  Excellent!

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #77 on: October 07, 2013, 18:11:21 »
Yes and I posted it!!!  :)

Here it is again:

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