Lost Military Camps - Ardmore Mar 31, 2014 15:52:39 GMT 12
Post by pjw4118 on Mar 31, 2014 15:52:39 GMT 12
With interest aroused from the Camp Hobson thread we went on an exploration the other week.
The remains of the Military Prison are at the end of Petersons Road, Ardmore but it seems a very active base still
The Eberts sign on the gate is interesting as they have done a lot of NZDF construction lately including the new RNZN training camp at Whangaparoa and the new hangar at Ohakea
What are they building at Ardmore?
The area is over 200 acres taking in the whole valley bounded by Ardmore Quarry Road with New entrances, gates and signs. On the eastern side what looks like old ammunition bunkers can be seen from the road.
Google Earth gives the best views
Other then housing the Rainbow Warrior bombers I know little about it, when it was built, who ran it, who went there?
Any archive photos out there. Over to you