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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Ullenwood in Hansard 1954 ...

Ullenwood was once the subject of a Parliamentary Question and written answer as follows:

"Ullenwood Camp, Cheltenham

HC Deb 15 November 1954 vol 533 cc14-5W

Major Hicks Beach asked the Secretary of State for War (1) how much of Ullenwood Camp, Cheltenham, is at present being used for military storage and how much of the area for Territorial Army training;

(2) the type of Territorial Army training at present being carried out at Ullenwood Camp, Cheltenham, and the approximate time the camp has been used for such purpose during the past two years.

Mr. Head: This camp used to be a military hospital and consists of about 25 wards and 65 smaller huts. Eleven of the wards are used for storing mobilisation equipment and the huts are used for Territorial Army training. In the past two years, the huts have been used on 19 occasions for week-end training and on 23 occasions to accommodate units moving to or from their annual camps."

90 wards and huts in all? I guess the rest of these were on Mike Cuttell's land at Ullenwood Court.

Major William Hicks Beach was MP for Cheltenham between 1950 and 1964. Antony Head, later first Viscount Head, MP for Carshalton between 1945 and 1960, was Secretary of State for War in both the Churchill and Eden governments between 1951 and 1956.

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