Beauregard, Stab. Gren. Reg. 150, Camiers

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Beauregard, StP. Gren. Reg.150, Camiers

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Stab Grenadierregiment 150 (Staff of the Grenadierregiment 150)
The Grenadier Regiment 150 was formed on February 1, 1944 near Boulogne from the Reserve Grenadier Regiment 267 and the Reserve Grenadier Battalions 467 and 487. The regiment came under the 49th Infantry Division and was later destroyed in August 1944 after retreating from the Paris area.

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StP Beauregard, Stab. Gren. Reg.150, Camiers
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Stab. Gren. Reg.150, inside the red square.
5 x Vf51a bunkers.
5 x Vf Personnel bunkers large.
1 x Vf Command bunker
1 x Toilet bunker.
5 x Storage bunkers.
1 x Steel observation tower (removed).

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8P7 Hochstandf.Artl-Beobachtg. Steel observation tower.

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Vf51a shelter.

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Vf personnel bunkers.

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Route de Widehem

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At Ferme de Beauregard. There was possibly a road block and guard.

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The roadway out to the camp.

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The camp in the far corner. Situated on rising ground back from the sea. This HQ would have had all the Regimental Officers and reserve infantry ready to be used if an invasion had taken place.

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StP Beauregard, Stab. Gren. Reg.150, Camiers
An Allied air photo

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This air photo was taken to search for V weapons sites. ("NOBALL" was the Allied code name for anything to do with V weapons).
The dotted outline is the area of a large hospital, which is still there today. They may thought that the work camp had something to do with a V weapons site and/or possibly StP Hasso.

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Photo reconnaissance Spitfire.

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Cameras being fitted.

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Looking at the photos.

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StP Hasso, Dannes

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This is a plan of the complex at StP Hasso (link to StP Hasso), a group of tunnels built to store sea mines and torpedoes for use on ships in the channel ports of Boulogne, Calais & Dunkerque.

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Torpedo.

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Schiffsminen, Marine Mines.

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E boats from Ostende.

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Walking towards the camp

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After a long walk we arrived at some very scrubby ground and hard to negotiate.

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Plan.

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This is the far end of what would have been a large underground army camp.

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Plan.

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It was very hard going through the undergrowth and you have to be very careful as there are many holes that you can fall down.

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Plan.

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Quite a lot of escape routes were blocked up for safety reasons by pieces of concrete.

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Escape (MKB).

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Geoportail 1946

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Plan

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Plan to the best I can do.
Green - Trenches.
Red     - entrance stairs.

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Two of the bunkers we visited.

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Plan of A & B. (MKB).

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Plan C (MKB).

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Vf bunker 'A'

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The odd chimney hole through the concrete roof structure.

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WT80K heater & cooker.

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Bunker Chimney.

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Vf bunker 'A'

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Then you come up trumps and these were the staircases down into the barracks.

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Plan (MKB).

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Vf bunker 'A'

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Stairs down into the barracks. Note the thickness of the concrete roof structure.

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Plan (MKB).

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Vf bunker 'A', Barrack room

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Two large rooms and a kitchen room.

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Plan (MKB).

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Vf bunker 'A', Barrack room

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About four tiers of bunks. The rooms could hold quite a lot of men. I think we worked out that you could get about 30men per room, 60men per bunker. With about five of these Vf bunkers making about 300men.

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Vf bunker 'A', Barrack room

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An escape tunnel exit going through the wall and then up to the outside.

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The covered escape.

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Escape.

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Plan.

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Vf bunker 'A', Barrack room

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'Caution carbon dioxide gas'.

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Details of the painting on the walls.
'Be Careful when talking
enemy hears'

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'Caution carbon dioxide gas'.

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WT80K bunker heater.

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My Elevation

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Vf bunker 'A', Barrack room

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My elevation of a barrack room.

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Plan (MKB).

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Escape (MKB)

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WT80K bunker heater.

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Vf bunker 'A', Stairs

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The stairs out. There were no signs of doors and windows as they were probably stolen at the end of the war.

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MKB Bunkertour plan

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Plan of Vf bunker 'A'

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Vf Unterstand plan showing the stairs down and the three escape hatches each end and one in the kitchen.

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MKB Bunkertour plan

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Plan Vf bunker 'A'

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Plan of the barrack bunkers showing the rooms.

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HQ Bunker roof

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Roof of the bunker, just shows how dangerous it is walking through the bushes.


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HQ Bunker light well

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On this single bunker it has a light well, allowing light to enter the bunker. The middle escape ladder can be seen.

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Steel ladder.

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HQ Bunker light well

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Escape steel ladder out of the light well. The way we entered the bunker.

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Light well plan.

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HQ Bunker light well

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The light well showing the two kitchen windows and three windows of the far room.

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Light well plan.

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HQ Bunker Kitchen

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Kitchen windows. There probably would have been wooden floor boards and window frames. But all removed.

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Kitchen.

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HQ Bunker Kitchen

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The kitchen and the chimney.

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Chimney pipes.

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WT80K heater.

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Cooking.

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HQ Bunker barrack room

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The square holes are for blocks of wood that would have been removed and bolts cemented into the hole to hold up bunks.

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HQ Bunker

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Lobby area with kitchen behind.

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Entrance & Kitchen.

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MKB Bunkertour plan (adjustments by me)

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HQ Bunker plan

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Plan of the HQ bunker.

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HQ Bunker stairs

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One of the stairs.

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Plan stairs.

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HQ Bunker stairs

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Looking up the stairs.

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Vf bunker 'C' escape

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One of the uncovered escapes.

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Vf bunker 'C' escape

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This one half covered escapes.

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Vf bunker 'C' entrance

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Entrance steps.

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Vf bunker 'C' entrance

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Entrance steps.

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Vf bunker 'C' kitchen & escape

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Looking into the lobby and the kitchen with nice pink walls..

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Vf bunker 'C' Kitchen

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'Caution carbon dioxide gas'.

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Vf bunker 'C' barrack room

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Barrack room.

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Vf bunker 'C' escape

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On this wall is an escape, a steel door would be fitted to close off the entrance and the hole filled with sand (that is still in this one). To get out, you would open the steel door and scoop out the sand and then crawl through the tunnel and climb the steel ladder to the top. Easy!.
Details of the painting on the walls.
'Be Careful when talking! Enemy hears!'

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Escape plan.

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410P9 bunker escape door, I am not sure if this type was used as the hole looks larger.

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Vf bunker 'C' barrack room

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The painted walls in white show that there may have had fittings on these walls and then painted around them. What was here we have no idea.

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Vf bunker 'C' bolt

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When building the bunkers square holes were left in the walls and then bolts cemented into the holes. These would hold a bracket for bunk beds..

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Plan.

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O.K.H./JnFestIII

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Vf bunker 'C' design of bed fitting

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Klappbelten in Befestigungsanlagen mit Kopfteil (System Pieper).
Folding belts in fastening systems with head section (System Pieper).
Red are the bolts into the concrete.

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Stores full of beds.

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Plan of a bunker bed.

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Vf bunker 'C' barrack room

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The wooden shuttering in the roof and an asbestos chimney pipe for the heating fire.

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Vf bunker 'C' stairs

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The way out.

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Vf bunker 'HQ'

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How to enter the bunker from an escape ladder..

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My thanks to MKB for a fun weekend.