The Hooke, Plumpton (J5) D-Day Marshalling Area Camp

Discussions related to the second world war.
Post Reply
jcressey
Assistant
Assistant
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:50 pm
Commendations: 3

The Hooke, Plumpton (J5) D-Day Marshalling Area Camp

Post by jcressey » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:55 pm

Good Afternoon,

Jason Here from the UK, I have been trying to carry out some research of the J5 Marshalling area in Chailey East Sussex.

I saw some maps of Marshalling areas but not Area J.

Does anyone have any pictures / maps / or general information regarding this camp or anyone who was based there?

Thanks you all !


Jason

User avatar
Temujin
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 2110
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Location: Canada
Commendations: 105

Re: The Hooke, Plumpton (J5) D-Day Marshalling Area Camp

Post by Temujin » Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:02 pm

jcressey wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:55 pm
Good Afternoon,

Jason Here from the UK, I have been trying to carry out some research of the J5 Marshalling area in Chailey East Sussex.

I saw some maps of Marshalling areas but not Area J.

Does anyone have any pictures / maps / or general information regarding this camp or anyone who was based there?

Thanks you all !


Jason
Have you checked this document that is on this website:

https://wartimes.ca/wp-content/uploads/ ... -Areas.pdf

jcressey
Assistant
Assistant
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:50 pm
Commendations: 3

Re: The Hooke, Plumpton (J5) D-Day Marshalling Area Camp

Post by jcressey » Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:00 pm

Evening,

Yes I did, You may be more familiar with Chailey Airfield, The section of land im referring just a couple of fields across, the house called 'The Hooke' was taken over and housed Canadian Officers. Im keen to see if anyone knows who may of trained there, or any photos. Long shot I know ;)

Thanks again

User avatar
Temujin
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 2110
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Location: Canada
Commendations: 105

Re: The Hooke, Plumpton (J5) D-Day Marshalling Area Camp

Post by Temujin » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:54 am

jcressey wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:00 pm
Evening,

Yes I did, You may be more familiar with Chailey Airfield, The section of land im referring just a couple of fields across, the house called 'The Hooke' was taken over and housed Canadian Officers. Im keen to see if anyone knows who may of trained there, or any photos. Long shot I know ;)

Thanks again
Still searching, the Home itself (if it was Camp J5) was used by Sword Beach troops before D Day. Canadian’s would not have been in this area while marshalling for D Day.......BUT, of course Canadian troops were all over that area during the war, training etc..so I’m trying to find out more, and if a specific unit used the house etc
B796FF39-F1CA-4D0F-BB19-58157E51DD6A.jpeg
B796FF39-F1CA-4D0F-BB19-58157E51DD6A.jpeg (108.84 KiB) Viewed 1959 times
4E536550-F25B-4FF8-8551-EC3A82A17703.jpeg
4E536550-F25B-4FF8-8551-EC3A82A17703.jpeg (90.55 KiB) Viewed 1959 times
EE140816-5D77-4293-88E9-2FC735946AE8.jpeg
EE140816-5D77-4293-88E9-2FC735946AE8.jpeg (120.94 KiB) Viewed 1959 times
6AD87D79-AF28-400B-8527-DC72E458BD55.jpeg
6AD87D79-AF28-400B-8527-DC72E458BD55.jpeg (205.5 KiB) Viewed 1958 times
D7704C5D-B81A-427B-BE70-7F5428FCC02A.jpeg
D7704C5D-B81A-427B-BE70-7F5428FCC02A.jpeg (723.25 KiB) Viewed 1958 times
5D83FC91-2E7B-42F7-9F24-568664345CB7.jpeg
5D83FC91-2E7B-42F7-9F24-568664345CB7.jpeg (472.16 KiB) Viewed 1958 times
58793C09-C9FF-41E0-A0F8-FC3B3616B51F.jpeg
58793C09-C9FF-41E0-A0F8-FC3B3616B51F.jpeg (562.86 KiB) Viewed 1958 times
85BB2C9C-729A-407E-94B9-5AA190B927AE.jpeg
85BB2C9C-729A-407E-94B9-5AA190B927AE.jpeg (1.46 MiB) Viewed 1950 times

User avatar
Temujin
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 2110
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Location: Canada
Commendations: 105

Re: The Hooke, Plumpton (J5) D-Day Marshalling Area Camp

Post by Temujin » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:21 pm

Have you attempted to contact the current owner of the house, who may have information on its history:

I believe he is - James Philip Blencowe TILLARD

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/offi ... pointments

jcressey
Assistant
Assistant
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:50 pm
Commendations: 3

Re: The Hooke, Plumpton (J5) D-Day Marshalling Area Camp

Post by jcressey » Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:14 pm

Evening, I cannot thank you enough for your extensive research you have done, yes me and my brother spoke with James, his is aware of locations of certain places that the Canadians were, pointed out where the tank tracks used to be ect, however that’s about it!

Very interesting reading your research, and yes that’s the write Hooke house and the maps correct too!

Thanks again, I’ll keep digging!

Jason

Post Reply