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    Default Re: AAF 8AF Gunnery School, Cornwall

    ....... yes I see what you mean PB, it looks very much like it doesn't it

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    No, not Treligga-the cliffs there are higher-horizon is not hilly enough!

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    Default Re: AAF 8AF Gunnery School, Cornwall

    Walked around Penhale and Ligger this afternoon with a camera. Ligger is looking favourite;

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    Default Re: AAF 8AF Gunnery School, Cornwall

    Documentary confirmation at last...

    8AF 1st Bomb Wing Summary of Events for March 1943:


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    Default Re: AAF 8AF Gunnery School, Cornwall

    Not sure how, but only just seen this thread, the first shot is definitely Penhale camp.
    The place is worth a visit as there are many Nissens and Handcrafts still standing, though the place has recently been sold off with consideration for use as a campsite - so be quick!
    Some interesting cold war stuff remaining as well.

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    Hi.
    I did a practice Camp at Bude in Cornwall in 1948/9 and I remember having to carry a 3.7 misfire to the safety range, that started the sweat!

    Ken

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    As the local press are reporting on the sale and development of the Penhale site

    http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/Con...ail/story.html

    I decided today being nice and sunny like was a good day to walk around and take a few photos before it all disappears under hotels, holiday apartments and second homes.

    Penhale 001.jpg
    The camp seen from the south east.
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    Consultation party already at work.
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    Hut 24.
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    View from the west.
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    Huts 24 and 25.
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    View from Ligger. If the coastal erosion continues at the present rate parts of the camp won't be there in ten years time!
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    Another view of Hut 24.
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    I know some of you like your butts!
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    I even found a few old War Department Boundary Stones!
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    View from Ligger Point AA position.
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    View from Ligger Point AA position. You can see the old count house and the sand dunes in the distance that are in the American photo at the beginning of this thread.
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    AA Gun mounting.
    Last edited by CornwallPhil; 26-03-2015 at 21:46. Reason: Make captions fit right photos!

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    Default Re: TRAINING SCHOOL - Penhale

    Good move Phil; thanks for the pics.

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    Default Re: TRAINING SCHOOL - Penhale

    I also liked the flying display put on as I went round the perimeter of the Penhale Training Area:
    Perran 001.jpgPerran 002.jpgPerran 03.jpgPerran 004.jpgPerran 005.jpgPerran 006.jpgPerran 007.jpg

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