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SU2116 : (15a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - No 3 Wall Target by Mike Searle (15a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - No 3 Wall Target by Mike Searle
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Probably the most interesting of the three types of wall target, although barely... (more)
SU1914 : (5a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Tallboy bomb crater by Mike Searle (5a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Tallboy bomb crater by Mike Searle
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This popular watering hole for the indigenous New Forest ponies is actually a... (more)
SU2116 : (16b) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - "Highball" bomb ballast by Mike Searle (16b) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - "Highball" bomb ballast by Mike Searle
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The "Highball" bouncing bomb carried by modified de Havilland... (more)
SU2116 : (16a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - "Highball" bomb ballast by Mike Searle (16a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - "Highball" bomb ballast by Mike Searle
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The "Highball" bouncing bomb carried by modified de Havilland... (more)
SU1915 : (11a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - No. 1 Wall Target by Mike Searle (11a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - No. 1 Wall Target by Mike Searle
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The first of three different wall targets that were used to test the strength of... (more)
SU2014 : (6a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Ministry of Home Security Target by Mike Searle (6a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Ministry of Home Security Target by Mike Searle
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Known also by its more popular and more easily repeated name of Sub Pens, it was... (more)
SU2016 : (17b) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - site of North Tower by Mike Searle (17b) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - site of North Tower by Mike Searle
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The second of two main observation towers on the range having similar flat... (more)
SU2016 : (17a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - site of North Tower by Mike Searle (17a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - site of North Tower by Mike Searle
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The second of two main observation towers on the range, the North Tower was... (more)
SU2015 : (14a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - No 2 Wall Target by Mike Searle (14a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - No 2 Wall Target by Mike Searle
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Similar to the No. 1 Wall Target with two 40 ft square walls of 9"... (more)
SU2014 : (8a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - C & D Fragmentation Target by Mike Searle (8a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - C & D Fragmentation Target by Mike Searle
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The second of two separate fragmentation target zones on the range, this one is... (more)
SU2014 : (7d) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Observation Shelter (detail) by Mike Searle (7d) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Observation Shelter (detail) by Mike Searle
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New for 2015 is a notice board inside the shelter giving an overview on the... (more)
SU2014 : (7a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Observation Shelter by Mike Searle (7a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Observation Shelter by Mike Searle
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The most tangible relic that exists on the range today is this brick-built... (more)
SU1913 : (4a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - A & B Fragmentation Target by Mike Searle (4a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - A & B Fragmentation Target by Mike Searle
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Two sites on the range were specifically for testing fragmentation bombs, and... (more)
SU1912 : (2c) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Illuminated Target by Mike Searle (2c) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Illuminated Target by Mike Searle
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This area consisted (probably) of an array of 12 concrete light boxes (I noted... (more)
SU1912 : (2b) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Illuminated Target by Mike Searle (2b) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Illuminated Target by Mike Searle
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This area consisted (probably) of an array of 12 concrete light boxes (I noted... (more)
SU1912 : (2a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Illuminated Target by Mike Searle (2a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Illuminated Target by Mike Searle
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This area consisted (probably) of an array of 12 concrete light boxes (I noted... (more)
SU1813 : (1d) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Main Practice Tower site by Mike Searle (1d) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Main Practice Tower site by Mike Searle
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Site of the Main Practice Tower on Hampton Ridge from where inert bombing was... (more)
SU1813 : (1c) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Main Practice Tower site by Mike Searle (1c) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Main Practice Tower site by Mike Searle
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The site of the Main Practice Tower on Hampton Ridge from where inert bombing... (more)
SU1813 : (1b) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Main Practice Tower site by Mike Searle (1b) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Main Practice Tower site by Mike Searle
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Located on Hampton Ridge this direction indicator could be illuminated for night... (more)
SU1813 : (1a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Main Practice Tower site by Mike Searle (1a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Main Practice Tower site by Mike Searle
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Located on Hampton Ridge this direction indicator could be illuminated for night... (more)
SU2015 : (13a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - large cross target by Mike Searle (13a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - large cross target by Mike Searle
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Originally this was a chalk target whose white outline has now all but... (more)
SU2015 : (12a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - "Bullseye" target by Mike Searle (12a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - "Bullseye" target by Mike Searle
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A chalk outline of a smallish encircled cross close to the No. 1 Wall Target,... (more)
SU1915 : (10a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - chalk dump by Mike Searle (10a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - chalk dump by Mike Searle
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A heap of the ubiquitous chalk that was used in the creation of targets and... (more)
SU1915 : (9a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Ship Target by Mike Searle (9a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Ship Target by Mike Searle
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Designed to represent the side of the hull of a ship, this was a large... (more)
SU2014 : (7c) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Observation Shelter (detail) by Mike Searle (7c) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Observation Shelter (detail) by Mike Searle
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Look carefully to discern the 'V' for Victory sign that an... (more)
SU2014 : (7b) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Observation Shelter by Mike Searle (7b) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Observation Shelter by Mike Searle
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Front view of the shelter built in order to observe activity in safety at the C... (more)
SU2014 : (6b) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Ministry of Home Security Target (detail) by Mike Searle (6b) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Ministry of Home Security Target (detail) by Mike Searle
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Aka "Sub Pens". A section of concrete from the structure underneath (a... (more)
SU2015 : (3e) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Line Target (end) by Mike Searle (3e) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Line Target (end) by Mike Searle
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From the air looking down over this area, the terminus of the Line Target at... (more)
SU2015 : (3d) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Line Target (end) by Mike Searle (3d) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Line Target (end) by Mike Searle
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From the air looking down over this area, the terminus of the Line Target at... (more)
SU1913 : (3c) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Line Target by Mike Searle (3c) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Line Target by Mike Searle
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A view in the opposite direction of the best preserved section of the 2000 yard... (more)
SU1913 : (3b) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Line Target by Mike Searle (3b) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Line Target by Mike Searle
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The view a short distance further along, looking towards the Sub Pens (Ministry... (more)
SU1913 : (3a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Line Target by Mike Searle (3a) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - Line Target by Mike Searle
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This is the Line Target, a former 10 foot wide 2000 yard long chalk track... (more)
SU1813 : (1e) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - N - S indicator by Mike Searle (1e) A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range - N - S indicator by Mike Searle
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Located just to the east of the Main Practice Tower is a simple North - South... (more)
SU2014 : A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range (addendum) - site of Grand Slam bomb crater by Mike Searle A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range (addendum) - site of Grand Slam bomb crater by Mike Searle
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The only live test of a Grand Slam bomb took place on 13 March 1945 at the... (more)
SU0563 : Horton - Pillbox by Chris Talbot Horton - Pillbox by Chris Talbot
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A large pillbox hidden among a stand of trees.
NX2562 : Observation Tower by David Baird Observation Tower by David Baird
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This WW2 observation tower overlooks an old practice bombing range out on Mark Broom Moss.
SD4253 : Observation tower, Bank Houses by Ian Taylor Observation tower, Bank Houses by Ian Taylor
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Used in the Second World War to monitor bombing practice. See SD4253 : Wartime Observation Tower and... (more)
NX9054 : A timber structure on Mersehead Sands by Walter Baxter A timber structure on Mersehead Sands by Walter Baxter
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This was used as a bombing range target during World War Two.
NX9054 : A timber structure on Mersehead Sands by Walter Baxter A timber structure on Mersehead Sands by Walter Baxter
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This was used as a bombing range target during World War Two.
SU2015 : Leaden Hall, bombing target by Mike Faherty Leaden Hall, bombing target by Mike Faherty
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The remains of No 2 Wall Target - a large circular area of clay and gravel,... (more)
SU1061 : Honeystreet - Defended Bridge by Chris Talbot Honeystreet - Defended Bridge by Chris Talbot
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This bridge was well defended during WW2, as well as a pillbox it has three... (more)
NX9055 : Southwick Coast Nature Reserve by Andy Farrington Southwick Coast Nature Reserve by Andy Farrington
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View across Mersehead Sands to a former bombing range target on the Solway.
SU1915 : A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range (addendum) - Ship Target (detail) by Mike Searle A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range (addendum) - Ship Target (detail) by Mike Searle
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A close-up of a base plinth for one of the angled supporting girders of the... (more)
SU2015 : A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range (addendum) - impact distance indicator by Mike Searle A tour of the WWII Ashley Walk Bombing Range (addendum) - impact distance indicator by Mike Searle
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A series of concentric circles 500 feet apart surround No. 2 Wall Target. These... (more)
TF5053 : Track and Drains at End of Sea Road by J.Hannan-Briggs Track and Drains at End of Sea Road by J.Hannan-Briggs
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Looking towards the Danger Area of the bombing range
NN8303 : Black Hill by Richard Webb Black Hill by Richard Webb
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Black in a place name often means heather, and this old bombing range is no exception.
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