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Re: Camps on the Chatham Lines, 19th Century
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2016, 18:11:06 »
Exeter Flying Post - Thursday 24 April 1823

An interesting military display was exhibited on Monday night (the 4th instant) on Chatham Lines, which was highly gratifying to a numerous and respectable assemblage of spectators. Four hundred men from the various corps stationed in the garrison assembled at Fort Amherst guard-room, on Chatham Lines at half-past eight o'clock; the men of each corps under the command of a Captain, the whole of whom were posted in front of the Lines, by an officer of Engineers, to represent an attacking column, whilst four parachute light balls were fired from the ramparts, to enable the party attacked within the ramparts to discover the movements and position of the attacking party without - the defence in the mean time being prosecuted by means of grenades, musquetry, and other means of annoyance. The Royal Sappers and Miners threw the grenades, and conducted the defence, and the parachute light balls were fired by a detachment of the Rocket Brigade from Woolwich. After the manœuvres, a party retired to Government House, where there was music and a dance. - Kentish Gaz.

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Re: Camps on the Chatham Lines, 19th Century
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2016, 03:46:55 »
Morning Post - Tuesday 22 November 1803
Yesterday the encampment at Chatham was to begin breaking up. The following is the route of the different Regiments: first and third battallion of the first Regiment of Guards, to march into Chatham barracks — the bat-horses, &c. to be quartered at Brompton, in the neighbourhood. - The Warwickshire Militia to go into quarters at Rochester, Chatham, &c. The Derby to march for Canterbury, in two divisions; the first were to set out early this morning for Sittingbourne, and the second to-morrow.  The West Middlesex march to Ospringe Barracks near Faversham, tomorrow.
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Re: Camps on the Chatham Lines, 19th Century
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2016, 02:58:25 »
Morning Chronicle - Saturday 24 September 1803
Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal - Tuesday 27 September 1803
The West Middlesex regiment, commanded by Colonel Baillie, brother to Lord Uxbridge, marched into Chatham on Tuesday from Coxheath Camp, and pitched their tents at Brompton Camp. They are to be employed in the works at Chatham with the other regiments. The fortifications are getting forward with increased activity. Coxheath has now but one regiment stationed, the East Middlesex, commanded by Colonel Wood, That regiment is eleven hundred strong, and owing to the very great zeal and attention of that officer, in a high state of discipline. It is supposed it will also move from Coxheath nearer to the coast, in the course of a a very few days. 
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Re: Camps on the Chatham Lines, 19th Century
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2016, 02:34:59 »
Salisbury and Winchester Journal - Monday 29 August 1803
Coxheath Camp, contrary to general expectation, is breaking rapidly. The Westminster and Derbyshire Militia have marched to Chatham, and the two other regiments on the ground, the East and West Middlesex, follow in the present week, so that Brompton Camp will be very much enlarged. It is reported that this movement is in consequence of the Guards having received orders for more active service; some say their place of destination is Ireland.
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Re: Camps on the Chatham Lines, 19th Century
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2016, 02:26:50 »
Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal - Tuesday 02 August 1803
The Warwick Militia have marched from Greenwich to Brompton Camp, near Chatham.
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Re: Camps on the Chatham Lines, 19th Century
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2016, 02:22:43 »
Evening Mail - Friday 08 July 1803
Orders are given to form a small camp on the lines near Brompton, Kent, which it is supposed will consist of detachments from the Guards. 
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Camps on the Chatham Lines, 19th Century
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2016, 21:32:39 »
Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal - Friday 25 September 1801
Monday last his Royal Highness reviewed the regiments of Guards at the King’s Lines, near Brompton.
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