SU2014 : Ashley Cross, New Forest

3 km from Fritham, Hampshire, Great Britain

Ashley Cross, New Forest
Ashley Cross, New Forest
This picture puts the observation post in SU2014 : World War II range observation shelter near Amberwood, New Forest into context, looking north from the edge of the Amberwood Inclosure. The brick structure is out on the open heath, looking north along the plateau along the ridge where new bombs were trialled during the Second World War. The area was ideal for this purpose as it was remote from settlements, flat, and considered to be "wasteland". I think the famous bouncing bomb (from the "Dam Busters") was tested here.
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Saturday, 8 April, 2006   (more nearby)
Sunday, 9 April, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 207 141 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:55.5592N 1:42.4109W
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