The Military History of Syrencot
Syrencot has an extensive military history, being used by the War Department during World War II as an establishment for paratroopers. It was the headquarters of the First and Six Airborne Divisions, playing a vital part in the successful assault on mainland Europe.
Syrencot was also the military residence of Lieutenant General Browning, General Sir Richard Cole, and Lord Allenbroke throughout World War II. It became the founding base for the airborne divisions and the planning and mounting of Operation Overlord (the Allied invasion of June 1944).