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Troops, Tents and Training

Bob Sheppard will be talking about his latest book which outline the history of WWll Camp 4 in Chidlow

Saturday the 18th June at 3pm Bob will giving a talk on his findings about the history of the Chidlow Army Camps

After the attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941 WWll, the military Chiefs of Staff considered Australia's safety from further attacks. After more raids on the islands north of Australia, military strategists began to see the reason for building camps that in a location that was far from Fremantle.

With most Australian troops fighting in North Africa, it was necessary to bring troops from the Eastern States. Chidlow located in the Perth hills was considered a safe place to set up staging camps.

To hear more about this fascinating story, come along to the Boya Community Centre at 3pm on Saturday 18 June. We look forward to seeing you there.


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