From Historical Hastings
During both World War 1 and World War 2, Canadian soldiers were stationed in the town, whether for recuperation from injuries sustained, being billeted in the town as air-defence gunners or in preparation for the eventual Normandy landings. A camp was established in Hastings during 1916 for the Second Canadian Division of the Canadian Army in addition to a number of other towns in the South East.
References & Notes
- ↑ Microsoft Word - THE MILITARY ON ASHDOWN FOREST 1793- 1924.doc - THE MILITARY ON ASHDOWN FOREST 1793- 1924.pdf, accessdate: 1 September 2020