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    Default Re: 200 yard Moving Target Ranges

    Quote Originally Posted by PNK View Post
    I have found the Theddlethorpe MTR. You have to search zoomed in as it is not apparent when zoomed out.
    Excellent Peter. I shan't ask how many hours it took. Bing Link and Google Link

    And your next challenge is...

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    Default Re: 200 yard Moving Target Ranges

    Quote Originally Posted by PNK View Post
    Have we got them all now?
    West Freugh? There's been a lot of development there though. Bing is useless for this site.

    Graham

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    Default Re: 200 yard Moving Target Ranges

    According to AP 3236 a total of 13 MTR were built. Are they now all accounted for?

    I doubt that I would have spotted the Theddlethorpe example so good spot PNH.
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    Default Re: 200 yard Moving Target Ranges

    If I have this right we have located the following:

    Barrow
    Hells Mouth
    Jurby
    Millom
    Wigtown
    Tain
    Towyn - Don't know how this got here as its not in my master list!
    Dumfries
    Dalcross (Fort George)
    Pembrey
    Silloth
    Theddlethorpe

    Identified but not located (yet)

    West Freugh
    Last edited by Peter Kirk; 01-08-2009 at 19:20.

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    Default Re: 200 yard Moving Target Ranges

    Then West Freugh must be the last man standing. But I bet there were more than 13!

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    Default Re: 200 yard Moving Target Ranges

    I thought I would look at the 1940 Luce Bay range map on the Defence Estates Byelaw pages to see if was mentioned. Alas the map is almost unreadable. My next thought was that it might be on the fringes of the range area. Another 30 miles of coast to check!

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    Default Re: 200 yard Moving Target Ranges

    Just edited my list as Towyn (Twywn) crept in despite not being in my list.

    I have made a GE kmz file for all the ones so far with West Freugh marked as a wild guess.

    Hope it works
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    Default Re: 200 yard Moving Target Ranges

    I would have expected it to be located near or on the Luce Bay (Sands) Range area adjacent to the airfield to simplify logistics. It ought to have had the semi permanent turret building rather than using mobile turrets on the back of trucks.

    As Carnaby has said, after hours of looking at coastal sands you begin to see shapes that fit the bill (or not!)

    I think this is a possibility:

    http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepat...z=18&oz=3&gt=1

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    Default Re: 200 yard Moving Target Ranges

    PNK

    I am wearing my stupid hat today, you reckon Towyn should not be on your list, I would tend to agree as I thought it had always been an Army camp. So what it the Towyn camp in one of your early posts on this thread?

    Yours

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