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WW1- Oxney Camp

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WW1- Oxney Camp

Oxney camp, c1910?

Can the date on this photo be correct ?

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Chris Baker - June '05
The date possibly indicates that this was a group of men of a unit of the Territorial Force, on their annual summer camp. The part time soldiers of the TF had a fortnight's camp as part of their training. For many of them, it was the nearest thing they had to a holiday. Oxney Farm was near Borden in Hampshire, a large military training facility. It is not easy to tell which regiment they are, but the cap badges and white lanyards may indicate Royal Field Artillery.

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