Locations in Iceland.

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INTRODUCTION

The Brigade spent from October 1940 to December 1941 as a key part of the Iceland Garrison, defending Reykjavik and the Western Coast from possible invasion, and training hard in difficult conditions.

There was one significant move of locations during their stay on the island, to reflect a change in Brigade responsibilities within Iceland Force, or Alabaster Force, and this is reflected in the list below of the places in which Units were based - often in Platoon-sized bases, or even in Section Posts, such as Skagastrond.

The details of which Units were based in which locations are included in the Section on the Iceland Garrison Which can be read here.

The pages on the individual places are listed below and should be followed to view the relevant photographs and background information on these locations:-

Akranes

Alafoss

ARBAEJARSAFN OPEN AIR MUSEUM

ARNARHOLT

BALBO’s CAMP

BALDURSHAGI

Blonduos - this includes the Blonduos Cemetery.

Bordeyri

Borganes

Brautarholt

FISKILOEKUR

FOSSVOGUR CEMETERY

Hafnafjordur

Helgafell

Hvalfjordur

Kaldadarnes

Keflavik Airport

Kleifervatn

Lagafell

Pingvellir

LAMBTON CAMP at Reykir.

Reykerskoli

Reykjavik Airport

Reykjavik including the Harbour Exhibition.

Saurbaer

Selfoss

Skagastrond