Canadian Links

Bramshott Military Camp, established by the Canadian Army, existed during both WWI and WWII.

Bramshott Military Camp (often simplified to Camp Bramshott), was a temporary army camp set up on Bramshott Common during both the First and Second World Wars.

Camp Bramshott was one of three facilities in the Aldershot Command area established by the Canadian Army; the others being Bordon and Witley.

During the Second World War, there were actually four Canadian camps in the immediate vicinity of Camp Bramshott, each one given the name of one of the Great Lakes:

  • Huron and Ontario Camps were located on Bramshott Common near the Portsmouth Road
  • Superior Camp was located at the Grayshott end of Ludshott Common
  • Erie Camp was located at Headley Down, in the area now occupied by Heatherlands estate.

Close links exist to this day, with the annual church service celebrated on Canada Day attracting a good local turnout from residents, associations, and representatives of the Canadian armed forces.

Please read the Information Sign in the churchyard, and learn the tragic fate of many returned soldiers due to the ‘ Spanish Flu’ pandemic, upon their return to the UK.