SU0447 : Westdown Camp, near Tilshead

taken 10 years ago, near to Westdown Camp, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Westdown Camp, near Tilshead
Westdown Camp, near Tilshead
Many years ago at the tender age of 14 I stayed here briefly while on a training exercise with the Army Cadets. We were taken out to the Imber Range west of Tilshead carrying rucksacks of immense weight, a Lee-Enfield rifle and several blank rounds. After several hours negotiating the range we set up camp. I fell asleep while on sentry duty for which failing I received a kicking from a sadistic 16 year old Lance Corporal. My other memory is of firing our unused blanks into the camp fire and throwing thunderflashes at each other. Happy days. Update August 2009: I recently had a communication from an American veteran who had been based here briefly in the early 1970s. You can read his story here LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 4 July, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 6 July, 2008
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Army base   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 047 476 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.6813N 1:56.0444W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 047 476
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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