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Bulford Camp

Bulford Camp is a military camp on the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England.[1]

Its name occurs in the lyric of the Great War song The Last Long Mile which complains of blisters incurred on a route march from the camp.

The modern day Bulford Camp is two camps separated by Marlborough Road. The camp on the eastern side contains Picton Barracks housing the headquarters of 3rd (UK) Division and Kiwi Barracks houses the 4th Battalion The Rifles as well as 158 Provost Company, 3rd Regiment Royal Military Police. The western side contains the headquarters of 12th Mechanised Brigade, 19 (Tank Transporter) Squardron, Royal Logistic Corps and elements of the 3rd (UK) Division HQ and Signal Regiment (3 DSR). Elements of 4 MI Battalion, Intelligence Corps are also spread across the two camps as well.

The section called Sling Camp was occupied by New Zealand soldiers of the Australia New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during World War I. At the war's end, it was the site of the Battle of Bulford, when the ANZAC troops staged a brief mutiny. [2][3] The ANZACs left their mark by creating the Bulford Kiwi, and also named many of the streets after New Zealand towns, including:

In addition,one of the barracks is named Kiwi Barracks to honour the New Zealand connection. Ward Barracks is also here as is Campion Lines, home of HQ SIB RMP.

Other roads are also named after troops' previous locations:

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Coordinates: 51°11′34″N 1°43′59″W / 51.19287°N 1.73297°W / 51.19287; -1.73297

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