TF7544 : Army tank rusting on Titchwell beach in Norfolk

taken 2 years ago, near to Titchwell, Norfolk, Great Britain

Army tank rusting on Titchwell beach in Norfolk
Army tank rusting on Titchwell beach in Norfolk
Between 1942 and 1945, Titchwell was used by the Royal Tank Regiment as a firing range. A special concrete road was built to bring tanks onto the site.

The tank gunners practised by firing blank shells at targets attached to wire cables pulled across what is now the freshwater marsh and the brackish marsh. You can still see some of the concrete buildings that housed the winches alongside the West Bank Path.

More evidence of Titchwell's past as a tank range can be found on the beach. If you turn right off the beach boardwalk and head towards Brancaster, you'll come across two rusting tank hulls that were used for target practice.

Hidden in the sand for decades and first exposed in 1991, these are the remains of two Covenanter A13 Mark III / Cruiser Mark V tanks. According to the Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset, this was arguably the worst tank ever brought into production in Britain. No wonder they were used for target practice!

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Thursday, 25 January, 2018   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 30 January, 2018
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Firing Range 
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