PoW Camp 11 Island Farm

The Hut 8 as used in a famous escape attempt is all that remains of this former PoW Camp

Location

Hut 9 Preservation Group, Island Farm, Former German PoW Camp, Bridgend, Wales

Description

Site Visits

May 2019

Material

DSLR and Drone Photos
UK Foreign Office Inspection Report

Island Farm is perhaps one of the more famous of the PoW Camps in the UK in that it was the site of a large PoW Escape.

Today, the Hut associated with the escape attempt has been preserved and surrounded with a modern secure fence – this time to keep people out! Having said that I made repeated attempts to contact the preservation group that run the site in order to gain access, but with no success. Owing to this my images have been shot from outside the fence and by flying my drone around the site’s perimeter being careful not to cross the fence for fear of not being able to retrieve it.

For more info, please use the links at the bottom of the page.


Camera and Drone Images of the site of former PoW Camp 11 Island Farm


Extracts from UK Foreign Office Inspection Report from UK National Archives Kew:

FO 1120/183 PoW Camp List 20Feb47 – Inc Camp 102