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HIGH GARRETT
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ENGLAND
In the early 60's, a detachment called High Garrett Det 2 was part of the 2163rd Air Force Comm. Sq. attached to RAF Wethersfield in England.  High Garrett was located 3 miles as the crow flys, 8 miles by road, from Wethersfield. The detachment was a micro-wave radio relay site, which was part of the communications service supplying telephone and teletye for the United States Air Force in Europe. The Marconi transmitters we worked on, were made in Chelmsford England . During the early 60's, The majority of the English bases had the Marconi micro-wave equipment.

High Garrett also had TRC-24  for communication between Wethersfield and the site.

When the 20th Tac Fighter Wing had alerts, High Garrett also became the Combat Operation Center.
  
During WWII,  High Garrett was a prisoner of war camp, for Italians. They had about 200 prisoner, and They loved it there. They would get passes and go to the movies in Braintree any time they wanted. Not one of them tried to escape. A few of them remained in Braintree after the war.

 

Below are pictures of High Garrett,
Yesterday, and Today, and pictures
of Braintree in the 60's
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CHOW HALL
SOME OF THE ROOMS AT HIGH GARRETT
The sign was approved by Disney Studios

Main Drive to Site
The Vans had the Marconi Equip
Some of the     Personnel
attached to
High Garrett
From 1960-67
were


Msgt     Cecil Eversoll
Ssgt      Carlo Parola
Ssgt      Edward Burns
Ssgt      Arron Garrett
A/1c      Frank Geyer
A/1c      Ronald Zarzycki
A/1c      Richard Ward
A/1c       Darwin Schuttler
Tsgt       Ron Weston
A/1c      Charles Young
A/2c      Kirk Dyken
A/2c      Arthur McLlin
A/2c      John Banach
A/1c      Harry Hoffman
A/2c      Bill Lease
A/2c      Jim Wills
A/2c      Doug Potter
A/2c      Joe Hernandez
A/2c      Gene Longhway
A/2c      Ronald Sams
A/2c      Stephan Garich
A/2c      James Marcum
A/2c      Allen Manzo
A/2c      Chester Groce
A1c        Bill Dempster  A2c        Alfred Linden
            Jerry Corzine
A/2c Kirk Dyken
and Mr. Howell
Marconi Tec Rep
1963
A/2c Jim Wills
1963
A/1c Charles Young And his dog Lucky
1963
A/1c Harry Hoffman
1963
"pops"
took care of the chow
hall
1963
HIGH GARRETT 2002
BRAINTREE IN THE 60'S
If you had a car, you probably took this road to Braintree,from Wethersfield.
Bank Street
Bank Street to High Street
Another look at bank Street
High Street, Keep to the right, to get to the Bell Pub, which is no longer there.
High Street- Follow the road to Sand Pit Lane were the Ember Club and the Contentinal Coffee House were located.
Market Day on Fairfield Rd. Fairfield Road takes you to Victoria St. were the Embassy Theater And the Bus Park were located.The Theater no longer there.
Market Day on Fairfield road, today
Today
The Road to High Street From Bank St, is a sidewalk
Boars Head Pub Today
1969
1969
1969
1969
1969
1965
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