SU0447 : Westdown Camp, near Tilshead

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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Friday, 4 July, 2008   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 6 July, 2008
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Army base   (more nearby)
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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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