Carronbridge Camp

In 1941 much of the Norwegian Army moved to a larger barracks they had built at Carronbridge, which consisted largely of the distinctive round Nissen huts of corrugated iron.[1] This was later used for training other Allied forces, including Polish and British infantry, as well as French Canadians of the Forestry Corps.[2] Carronbridge became POW Camp 293 in 1945, one of over a dozen around Nithsdale.[3] In the 1970s it was almost completely dismantled, with only a slight traces remaining today.

[1] Dumfries & Galloway Museum Service, Top Secret: The Second World War in Dumfries & Galloway (Stranraer: Dumfries and Galloway Council, 2003), p.27

[2] Isabelle C. Gow, Nithsdale at War (Catrine: Stenlake, 2011), p.65

[3] Dumfries & Galloway Museum Service, Top Secret: The Second World War in Dumfries & Galloway (Stranraer: Dumfries and Galloway Council, 2003), p.18

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