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Updated on Monday, September 23, 2013 12:23 PM

32nd AAA Brigade Headquarters
34th AAA Operations Detachment
Bushey Hall 1953-55 U.S. Army Base
'The Old Bushey Castle'

Welcome to this webpage.  If you served at Bushey Hall as a member of the 34th AAA Operations Detachment, the 32nd AAA Brigade HQ unit or was a member of the 6th Chemical Corps, please leave a note on our message board with your email address or contact Roy Reeves at:  vesree@cox.net  Roy Reeves ...
For a Roy Reeves' narrative  Click Here!  
32nd AAA Brigade HQ Message Board, Click Here!
32nd AAA Brigade HQ Battery narrative & photos, Click Here!  Tom Conway ...
34th AAA Ops Det Reunion 2001 photos, Click Here!  
Roy Reeves' Photos from July 2002 visit  Click Here!   (2/29/04)
Color photos Courtesy of Tom Conway and Dale Drysdale ... If you have any questions or you have any photos you would like to share and add to this page, please email me at: vesree@cox.net  Roy Reeves ...

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1)-  1954 Bushey Hall front Gate. 1a)- This picture was taken at the front gate of Bushey Hall in 1957, and was sent by a former inmate named Jim Rapinac. 2)- Bushey Hall front Gate taken Oct.  2000. 3)-  A soldier returns to Bushey Hall 45 years later, Oct. 2000.

4)-  North up narrow street past 34th AAA Opns Det Dayroom & Huts. 5)-  34th AAA Opns Det Dayroom 1954. 6)-  34th AAA Opns Det Dayroom as it is now. Oct. 2000. 7)-  Front of 34th AAA Opns Control Center 1953 to 1954.

8)-  Front of old 34th AAA Opns Control Center. Oct. 2000. 9)-  A side view of 34th AAA Opns Control Center. Oct. 2000. 10)-  Looking south at front of 32nd AAA Brigade HQ building. 1954. 11)-  Front of old 32nd AAA Brigade HQ Bldg as it looks now Oct. 2000.

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12)-  '54 shows our military formation in front of 32nd AAA Brigade HQ Bldg as it looked then. 13)- 1953 Brigade Formation with 'The Old Castle' in backgrounds. 14)- Bushey Hall 1953 looking east Mess Hall on rights. 15)- Bushey Hall 2000 looking east Mess Hall on rights.

16)- Winter 1954 looking north to Mess Hall and EM Clubs. 17)- Winter 1954 looking southwest to castles. 18)-  Looking north. The 32nd AAA Brigade HQ bldg is on the right, out of the picture.  The Quonset hut in the back ground was our NCO club.  To the left of it was our Kitchen and Mess Hall. Oct. 2000. 19)-  North side of our parade ground with the hugh pine tree.  Photo 26)- will show basically same north shot with pine tree and the addition of the 2 story brick building.

20)-  34th AAA Opns Det on Parade. 21)-  34th AAA Opns Honor Soldier. 22)-  Our first Thanksgiving dinner at BH 1953.  I am seated at third table, far left, looking at camera over my right shoulder. 23)-  Saturday afternoon Bushey Hall 1954.

24)-  More 34TH AAA Opns soldiers. 25)-  Me inside Hut #2 Bushey Hall 1954. 26)-  Photo showing the same pine tree as in the 1954 b&w # 18)- photo, looking to north side of what was our parade ground. 27)-  Looking west across from front of old 32nd AAA Brigade HQ Bldg to what was our our Parade ground 1953 to 1954.  Now partially occupied by the two story brick building.
28)-  Looking up narrow street.  34th AAA Opns Det Huts #1 and #2 sat where the brick building now stands. Oct. 2000. 29)-  The building in foreground was base NCO Club.  Next building was Base Mess Hall. Aug. 2000. 30)-  34th Opns crew on the job. 1954. 31)-  34th Opns crew plotting Aircraft. 1954.

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32)-  Lt. Ashe,  PFC Kent and First Sgt. Margolis 34th Opns. 34)-  34th Opns members in front of mess hall. 35)-  34th Opns Hut #1. 1954. 36)-  Bushey Hall winter. 1953.

37)-  Bushey Hall winter. 1953. 38)-  Walkway beside 34th Opns Supply Room. Aug. 2000. 39)-  BH Post Office Laundry Building. Aug. 2000. 40)-  Main Shower Room Latrine now.

41)-  Main Shower Room Latrine now. 42)-  Bill Cocker (on left) and I served at Bushey Hall.   We are standing in doorway of "The  Horns" pub in Watford.  Oct. 2000. 43)-  The old 'Bushey Hall Castle' was there until May or June of 1955 when it was torn down.  It was a huge place. We used it as a place to sleep and for our mess hall, for a few weeks, while we were getting our "Huts"  built. 44)- Roy Reeves with members of 34th AAA Operations Detachment on movie set at Ellstree Studios near Bushey Hall 1953.
45)- American actress, Beta St John on movie set at Ellstree Studios 46)- PFC Roy Reeves, Bushey Hall Engand, 1953 47)- S/Sgt James (Tex) McLaughlin and Jill and Cpl. Roy Reeves with Edith Taylor at 34th AAA Operations Detachment party in Watford, 1954. 48)- Cpl. Roy Reeves on top of Eiffel Tower. Paris, 1954
49)- Cpl. Roy Reeves, Aldershot Firing Range, England, 1954 50)- Cpl Roy Reeves and Cpl. Duane Miller on Watford High St. 1954 51)- Diagrams of Bushey Hall given to Roy Reeves by British Historian, Cliff Williams. 52)- Diagrams of Bushey Hall given to Roy Reeves by British Historian, Cliff Williams.
53)- Diagrams of Bushey Hall given to Roy Reeves by British Historian, Cliff Williams. 54)- M/Sgt Mitchell, PFC Bubela, SP3 Hayden.  34th AAA Brigade, Mannheim, Germany1957. 55)- L to R - Bill Lambert & wife Lavonne, Ray  Waggoner & wife Ida May, at wedding celebration of John & Val Hayden.  Aug. 25,1956.  All members of 32nd AAA Brigade, Bushy Hall, England. 56)- Sp3 John Hayden & new bride, Val, Aug. 25.1956.  Now, in this year of 2013, have been married 57 years.
 
57)- Actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr. photo taken by Roy Reeves at Ellstree Studios, England in 1953.  

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