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    Default Fort Darland Naval Detention Barracks

    Hi all,

    anybody has info about this establishment? I understand it was used a as prison during WWII and laso for the airmen.
    Any details about such a place and the full and correct name for 1942 much appreciated.

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Quote Originally Posted by CZ_RAF View Post
    Hi all,

    anybody has info about this establishment? I understand it was used a as prison during WWII and laso for the airmen.
    Any details about such a place and the full and correct name for 1942 much appreciated.

    TIA

    Pavel
    Hi Pavel,i think the place your looking for was Fort Darland in Gillingham,Kent.It was originally one of a ring of defensive forts around Chatham dockyard,An important Naval Yard,so would fit in with it being a Naval Detention prison.I had a quick trawel online and came up with this site http://www.users.space.net.au/~dcmorgan/Dad.htm a sons tribute to his father who was appointed to the prison,he mentions Darland as being the "English Belson".It's not much i'm afraid but should give you a starting point.

    Kind Regards Mark

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    Default Fort Darland Naval Detentrion barracks

    Further to my previous reply ,i came across this "Death in the Darland Glass House" on the medway Memories website.http://www.medwaymemories.co.uk/?page_id=350

    It Made interesting reading.

    Mark.

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