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Royal Marine Barracks, Chatham
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2008, 11:54:00 »
20 Apl. , 1777 , Navy Board letter. The Hill House field having been approved as a proper place to build Marine Barracks, we have purchased the remaining lease.

02 Sept , 1779 , First occupation of their new Barracks by Royal Marines, Chatham Division.


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