MHG47576 - Military camp - Braal Castle, Halkirk


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  • MILITARY CAMP (Undated)

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  • None recorded

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Braal Castle and its environs were requisitioned by the military during World War II.

A small military camp has been identified from RAF vertical air photographs (106G/Scot/UK73, 4042-4043, flown 9 May 1946), immediately to the W of Braal Castle (ND16SW 5). The camp was built around the eastern edge of a field and consisted of about 40 huts of varying types. The air photographs show that many had already been removed by May 1946. It is not known for what purpose the camp was built, it may possibly be linked to the oil tanks at Hoy Station (ND16SW 53).
There will be few surviving remains of the camp as several postwar houses have been constructed on the site.
Information from RCAHMS (DE), October 2004

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Grid reference Centred ND 13625 60003 (758m by 633m)
Map sheet ND16SW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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