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Report - Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot - October '14

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Six, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. Six

    Six 28DL Regular User
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    "The Cambridge Military Hospital, built by Messrs Martin Wells and Co. of Aldershot, was located at Stanhope Lines. It was named after Prince George, Duke of Cambridge and opened on 18 July 1879.In the First World War, the Cambridge Hospital was the first base hospital to receive casualties directly from the Western Front.[1] The Cambridge Hospital was also the first place where plastic surgery was performed in the British Empire. Captain Gillies (later Sir Harold Gillies), met Hippolyte Morestin, while on leave in Paris in 1915. Morestin was reconstructing faces in the Val-de-Grace Hospital in Paris. Gillies fell in love with the work, and at the end of 1915 was sent back from France to start a Plastic Unit in the Cambridge Hospital.[1]

    After the Second World War, with the decline in importance of Britain's military commitments, civilians were admitted to the hospital. It pioneered the supply of portable operating theatres and supplies for frontline duties. The hospital also contained the Army Chest Unit.[6] It was closed on 2 February 1996 due to the high cost of running the old building as well as the discovery of asbestos in the walls."


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    Visited with RichPDG after finding ourselves in the area. This place was definitely peely paint porn and we had undisturbed free run of the place for a good few hours. It was only upon leaving we rounded a corner to see a Ghurka standing in front of us (with his back to us) and thus spent 15 minutes sitting in a bush trying not to giggle too loudly.

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  2. RichPDG

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    Was a good day out this was! How we managed not to get caught, I'll never know! Can't believe it was nearly 2 years ago!
     
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    Ha I know, that guy must have been deaf as a post because we weren't quiet giggling in that bush!
     
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