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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 9:38 p.m. PST

…. and radio remains at World War II Prisoner of War camp.

"Six brick and concrete buildings, nine drain junction boxes, five concrete paths and a road were found at the site known as Camp 22, Temple Camp, Auchinleck Camp and Pennylands Camp since 1942.

The grounds were originally built as training facilities for the Tank Corps, but went on to become a transit camp for German and Italian captives during the Second World War before becoming a repatriation centre for Polish soldiers.

"A series of 24 concrete-surrounded postholes on the north side of the road almost certainly relate to what would have been a fairly substantial fence dating to the POW camp phase of use," says Christine Rennie, who oversaw a watching brief while topsoil and overburden were dug up in the Dumfries House área…."
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