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Echelon Barracks Colombo, Ceylon 1945

Echelon Barracks Colombo, Ceylon 1945

Echelon Barracks Colombo, Ceylon 1945 #IMG339

Echelon Barracks was a former military barracks situated in Colombo fort, Colombo.

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Barracks were named around 1942, they are the three buildings slanting to the right and housed many hundred British servicemen at the beginning of the World War 2.
This compound gained the name Echelon Square adjoining the then old Parliament (present Presidential Secretariat) presently where the Hotel Galadari stands. The Barrcks were demolished to make way for commercial buildings in fort during the 1970’s. At present the World Trade Centre stands in the Echelon Square.

Image courtesy of “Robbie” Robinson, ex RAF.

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