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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #63 on: August 13, 2013, 14:10:01 »
They may have been moved to the "museum" covered slip in the dockyard, which caught fire.

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #62 on: August 13, 2013, 11:40:09 »
They may have been moved to the "museum" covered slip in the dockyard, which caught fire.

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #61 on: August 13, 2013, 08:39:53 »
This postcard from the early 1900's shows the road leading up from the Main Gate to the Barrack Blocks flanked by two ships' figureheads. I know the one on the left is from the battleship Royal Adelaide but does anyone please know the origin of the one on the right?

Also does anyone know what happened to the figureheads after the Barracks closed?

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #60 on: April 22, 2013, 16:47:12 »
It looks like it is on the outside of the ditch on the Lower Lines where the old Admiralty House used to be. That looks like theGillingham end of the dockyard in the background.

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #59 on: April 22, 2013, 16:30:58 »
It looks like it is on the outside of the ditch on the Lower Lines where the old Admiralty House used to be. That looks like theGillingham end of the dockyard in the background.

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #58 on: April 22, 2013, 14:51:25 »
This postcard is from the 'Gale & Polden' series of the Barracks from the early 1900's. Does anyone please have any idea where the photo was taken?

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #57 on: April 14, 2013, 09:53:12 »
Postcard from around 1908.

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #56 on: February 25, 2013, 10:41:43 »
Does anyone have any idea why 'Duncan' & 'Hawke' barrack blocks were demolished whilst all the others were preserved? Were there structural problems with them or were they just demolished to make way for the new buildings?

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #55 on: February 25, 2013, 10:03:07 »
I had a very good walk around here yesterday. It was nice and quiet without the teeming hordes of students! I took over 100 photos but I won't bore you with them all! Just a few of the buildings that haven't featured so far on this thread:

Warrant Officers' Mess


The Canteen


The Offices


Stores


Commodore's House


Stables



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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #54 on: February 18, 2013, 09:53:46 »
A few photos from a recent visit:

The Drill Shed


The Swimming Pool Building


The Gymnasium


The Gunnery School



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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #53 on: February 13, 2013, 12:23:10 »
Hoping this is not off-topic, but may be of interest. During WW2 WRNS were billeted in the large houses in Watts Avenue, Rochester, on the left going from Maidstone Road. They occupied at least 2 of the houses, maybe more. Presumably they worked in the dockyard, barracks etc.

Thanks peterchall - I recently saw something on the internet mentioning that too.

Sorry I should've been more specific with my request - I'm trying to identify where a member of the WRNS Reserve who was re-called to Chatham to serve in a NATO excersise in the late 50's may have been accommodated? The time period involved would've been about 3-4 weeks.

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #52 on: February 13, 2013, 10:48:33 »
Hoping this is not off-topic, but may be of interest. During WW2 WRNS were billeted in the large houses in Watts Avenue, Rochester, on the left going from Maidstone Road. They occupied at least 2 of the houses, maybe more. Presumably they worked in the dockyard, barracks etc.
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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #51 on: February 13, 2013, 09:20:03 »
I think the Wrens were billeted in what was called East Camp. This was a hutted camp located in the vicinity of what is today the Kelly Drive area. The old Chatham News used to publish photos each year of the Wrens stirring the Christmas Pud mix.

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #50 on: February 13, 2013, 09:15:30 »
Hubby was in HMS Pembroke at times during the 60s, so I imagine that's what he's recalling. He finished his time on Small Craft Refitting Group.
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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #49 on: February 13, 2013, 07:11:42 »
Thanks Leofwine & Lyn L

Would the Medway Road Barracks still have been in use by the WRNS in the late 1950's or would they have moved into Pembroke by then?

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