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    My Dad flew in Lancasters with 9 Squadron during the 2nd World War. His log book has, against a couple of sorties, the remarks ......

    "H.L.B - Epperstone"

    All his live sorties are prefixed with the word "Operation" so I assume the above entries are training sorties. The only Epperstone I can find is in Nottinghamshire. Does anyone know of a bombing range there in 1944?

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    Default Re: Epperstone ? WWII Bombing range ?

    Yes there was. Target about SK646352. Absolutely nothing to indicate its presence today.

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    Wow! That was quick. Many thanks!

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    The co-ords come up as the village of Cotgrave. Is that correct? If so I hope they cleared it before building on it.

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    Sooooorrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeee! that should be SK646FIVE02. You must be bored PNK!

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    Default Re: Epperstone ? WWII Bombing range ?

    It may have been a radar target, perhaps a wwii version of say the Tumby bomb plot.

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    Bored ? Yes. Working from home today waiting Citrix to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesleybob
    "H.L.B - Epperstone"
    What does 'H.L.B' stand for?

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    Default Re: Epperstone ? WWII Bombing range ?

    High level bombing?

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    Default Re: Epperstone ? WWII Bombing range ?

    That is correct.

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