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  • Brick buildings in Camp Griffiss, Bushy Park
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    Bushy Park

    Setting up Camp Griffiss Bushy Park

    When you visit Bushy Park today, nothing remains of the vast, bustling army and air force camp that used to be such a prominent feature of the park.

    History & heritage | Historic Moments in time | Historical figures | Second World War
  • ATS officers based in Camp Griffiss
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    Bushy Park

    The People of Camp Griffiss

    Who were the people that lived and worked in camp? Let’s explore the stories of just some of the people who called Bushy Park home in the 1940s.

    History & heritage | Historic Moments in time | Historical figures | Second World War
  • The D-Day landings in Normandy, 6 June 1944
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    Bushy Park

    Planning D-Day

    Discover the significance of D-Day and its ties to Bushy Park. Learn about Operation Overlord and Neptune's planning.

    History & heritage | Historic Moments in time | Historical figures | Second World War
  • General Eisenhower at his desk
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    Bushy Park

    General Eisenhower in Bushy Park

    Explore the pivotal role of General Eisenhower and his staff at the heart of Bushy Park in 1944, shaping history during the Second World War..

    History & heritage | Historic Moments in time | Historical figures | Second World War
  • Ceremony for the installation of the USAAF commemorative tablet, 1945
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    Bushy Park

    Bushy Park after the war

    Discover the legacy of Bushy Park's wartime occupation, as we explore the Camp Griffiss Bushy Park site in the past, present - and future.

    History & heritage | Historic Moments in time | Historical figures | Second World War
  • Leisure time at Camp Griffiss
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    Bushy Park

    Life in Camp Griffiss I Bushy Park History

    The men and women of Camp Griffiss worked hard – but they played hard too! The camp had much to offer when it came to leisure time.

    History & heritage | Historic Moments in time | Historical figures | Second World War
  • Photograph of troops landing on the beaches in Normandy on D-Day, 6 June 1944
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    Bushy Park

    Plotting D-Day in a Royal Park

    During the Second World War, Bushy Park was home to a sprawling military base where the top-secret ‘Operation Overlord’ was planned.

    History & heritage | Historic Moments in time | Historical figures | Second World War
  • Mother deer licking a newborn
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    Bushy Park

    Six things you should know about deer birthing season

    Discover when deer have babies during their birthing season. Explore their habits and the importance of respecting their privacy in Richmond and Bushy park

    Visitor education | Deer birthing | Nature & wildlife | Mammals
  • A heron, in front of a stone arch
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    What can you spot? A guide to the birds of the Royal Parks

    With this bird spotter guide, you can have a go at identifying some of these wonderful creatures while you enjoy a walk around the parks in London.

    Nature & wildlife | Birds

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