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Hook of Holland
Although located in the Netherlands this small unit had a key role in the movement by sea of duty passengers (including families) and military mail between the UK and BAOR. The small complex (mainly Nissen Huts) was in the Dockside area close to the railway station and the troopship berths. It provided basic transit facilities where appropriate documentation (equivalent to customs clearance) was carried out. In addition a simple hot evening meal was provided for personnel arriving by the military trains from BAOR and British Troops Austria prior to embarkation on the troopships for the overnight trip to Harwich (Parkeston Quay). With the advent of air trooping in the early 1960s the facilities were redundant and quickly closed.
Peter Watson