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Report (Permission Visit) Templer Barracks, Intelligence Corps Depot, Ashford Kent - visit 2002 - Part 2

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by messym, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. messym

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    These are the juicy photos. These were taken in the compound belonging to the Joint Services Interrogation Organisation (JSIO). These chaps (and ladies) were often reservists, trained in tactical debriefing of refugees and prisoners of war. They shared this compound with the "conduct after capture wing". These weren't for training regular soldiers, but those deemed "prone to capture" such as special forces and special duties personnel.

    Anyone familiar with the Baha Mousah enquiry will be interested to see where the Army's interrogators learnt their trade.

    The compound contained a larger building which housed a cell block complete with interrogation rooms and smaller locked "sheds" around the outside. Someone else looking around with me had also served here and remembered being locked into one of the external sheds to disorientate him and weaken him during one such course.

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    Cell block corridor

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    External holding cell, where students were held before being taken blindfolded to the internal cells for "questioning"

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    Reception area, where "students" were brought into the compound on the back of lorries. This was a compound within a larger camp.

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    JSIO compound, in the rear left is the roof of the cell block with the external "cells" on the outside.

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    During an exercise, the entire compound could be locked down and was "out of bounds" to regular camp personnel.

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    Training Wing, Defence Intelligence & Security School

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    Armoury, where I once had a chance to play around with AK-47's, HK-53's, MP5K's and Sig P228's.

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    DISC building which housed the BRIXMIS museum, Depot Training Wing and from memory, the photographic section.

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    Junior ranks dining

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    Looking across to the Brigadier's House and Officers Quarters. The Channel Tunnel rail line went right through which is why the Intelligence Corps moved to Chicksands in Bedfordshire before these were taken.

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    Gym

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    Contraband box by ammo store

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    Ammo store

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    Most secret building on the camp. Guarded by a very fierce female NCO PTI. Many covert entries were carried out during various relationships. I'm saying no more ;-)

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    My time in the Corps was relatively brief, I transferred out but happy memories..
     
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    The last photo was of the entrance to the WRAC block but my broadband decided to go down as I was trying to edit the photo :-/
     
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    My mate did his interrogators course here. For starters he was driven down from Brecon tied up and blindfolded, and not in the recreational way.
     
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    Fantastic. I commented on your first post too. Are you able to give us any clues as to what rough year you were there?
    Re-post the photo of the entrance to the WRAC block, by the way, the most important building on site, surely? ; )
     
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    I was there early 90's, when the camp was very much active. DISC (Defence Intelligence & Security School) was open to foreign students and the general rule was "if in doubt, salute everything that moves in case as you can't tell if they're officers or not". SIW were still training dodgy looking blokes resembling Mexican bandits and JSIO were still practising bondage. The WRAC block had some interesting foliage growing from the ceiling and walls (and that was before the relocation!)

    I'll put the remaining photos up this evening.
     
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    Crumbs, it's a walk down memory lane here - just seen a post for RH Haslar where I did my medical training in the army (well, some of it anway) and now this - I had my Int Corps selection interviews here in 1992! I got well and truly smashed on Newcastle Brown in the NAAFI and vomited in my bed that night....ahh, the memories :)
     
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    Was there 1990 ! Hilarious memories
     
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    I was stationed here in 1975 - part of the second group of females to be trained for the Intelligence Corps and I remember a lot of these buildings. Great to see the photos!
     
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