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Camp Russell

(Queen Elizabeth Park)

Camp Russell housed 4,850 men in 112 tent decks and a number of officer’s quarters. This camp was home to men from the 5th Mrine Regiment of the 1st Marines Division and the 6th Marine Regiment of the 2nd Marine Division.  It had two recreation areas, a medical centre, and a number of cook houses, stores, ablution blocks and laundries.

The camp covered much of the flat land, currently used by Stables in the Park and the Tramways Museum at the northern entrance to Queen Elizabeth Park, as well as a significant amount of the flat area to the south of the Information Centre and the Marines’ Memorial.

Several relics from the camp remain in the Park, they include: the remains of an Imhoff sewage system, a Marines Hut at the Tramways Museum, concrete flooring in field, firing ranges and an aero club basin in the middle of the park. 

Camp Russell

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