On 7th February 1945, the Belfast Newsletter reported on an escape attempt from Kinnegar Prisoner of War Camp, Holywood, Co. Down.
A total of 9 German prisoners of war escaped from the complex on Saturday 3rd February 1945. Members of the Ulster Special Constabulary and Royal Ulster Constabulary captured 5 of them near Comber, Co. Down. The remaining 4 escapees did not make it far from the Kinnegar camp.
The British Army has maintained a base at Kinnegar Barracks, Holywood, Co. Down for many years although the site looks set to close in 2022.