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Offline debbyftm

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bowhill info please
« on: Wednesday 31 January 07 21:53 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for info on Bowhill Selkirk 1941. My father was there with his regiment before going to the far east.
Was there an army camp there ?
any info please. thankyou
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Re: bowhill info please
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 08 April 07 18:54 BST (UK) »
hi
i live in galashiels and bowhill is a country house near selkirk.  I dont know about an army camp but it is a big house with a lot of grounds
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Re: bowhill info please
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 08 April 07 21:06 BST (UK) »
Hi...thanks...i have photos of my dad in his regiment and they are taken at bowhill selkirk.
Thanks anyway!!  ;D
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Re: bowhill info please
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 08 April 07 22:17 BST (UK) »
Bowhill House may have had other uses during the WW2 years. For example:

In January 1941 the Battalion moved to the Scottish Borders and the HQ was at Bowhill House, a home of the Duke of Buccleugh. A period of intense training was now undertaken with visits to the Campsie Fells for field-firing exercises.

www.cofepow.org.uk/pages/armedforces_9th%20Northumberland%20Fusiliers.htm

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Re: bowhill info please
« Reply #4 on: Monday 09 April 07 17:53 BST (UK) »
thanks for that...great website too  ;D
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