Kinnegar Prisoner of War Camp, Holywood, Co. Down

Kinnegar Prisoner of War Camp stood on the site of Kinnegar Barracks, Holywood, Co. Down. In February 1945, 9 German POWs staged a daring escape attempt.

Kinnegar Prisoner of War Camp

38 Kinnegar Road

Holywood

Co. Down

BT18 9JN

United Kingdom

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.

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