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    Default Theddlethorpe Range - Lincs

    Walked around this area many times in the past and always wandered about these concrete structures, link below:

    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.39...17&r=0&src=msl

    They appear to be blast walls of some type and seem to form a "compound", anyone know anything about this former range, layout etc. I've also heard reference to the existence of a landing strip in WW2, can anyone pinpoint the location of this?

    Interestingly on the beach at this location:

    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.39....9&r=0&src=msl

    A surviving target can still be found!









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    Default Re: Theddlethorpe Range - Lincs

    Knackered?

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    Default Re: Theddlethorpe Range - Lincs

    A T-34 maybe? Not that I know much about tanks.

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    Default Re: Theddlethorpe Range - Lincs

    It appears to be either an A27M Cromwell or an A27L Centaur.
    The Cromwell had a Meteor engine, and the Centaur a Liberty engine.

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    I was told Cromwell, knew I'd remember if I saw the name, cheers.

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    And of course the Metoer engine was the Merlin derated to only 600 HP, and yes someone did put one in a car!!!

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    Default Re: Theddlethorpe Range - Lincs

    I would have said Ruston Bucyrus!

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    Default Re: Theddlethorpe Range - Lincs

    Here is an extract from the sale plan for the range HQ building, which closed for tenders on 28 July 1988.





    Pic also posted on 200 yard range thread.

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    Default Re: Theddlethorpe Range - Lincs

    Just a couple or so of pictures for this site.
    Dispersed site with accommodation block and then the road way down to the range.









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    Window top left was my bedroom window when I was posted to Donna Nook AWR. Thedddlethorpe was the Domestic site / HQ for Donna

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