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Author Topic: Littlestone Bombing and Gunnery Range  (Read 462 times)
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PNK
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« on: July 01, 2013, 19:10:36 PM »

I have a record that says there was a bombing and gunnery range at Littlestone-on-sea during the latter part of WW2, enemy activity would have prevented it being used any earlier. The location was roughly where the golf course is (and was?). I managed to get a 1946 aerial photo covering the northern part of the golf course but it failed to show anything to confirm it was there and in use. I have no idea who used it but would guess it was created for the build up to the Normandy invasion and used by local 2TAF units. Has anyone come across a mention of this range in any research?


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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 09:21:11 AM »

The direction arrow pointing to the target was on the golf course (see link below)

http://webapps.kent.gov.uk/KCC.ExploreKent.Web.Sites.Public/#?&xmin=608573&xmax=608881&ymin=126075&ymax=126201

The link will take you to the location, I hope, but you will have to change the map view to 1946 to see it. I plotted the co-ordinates, as used on the map as 608698, 126135.

It is odd that this 1946 coverage is very similar to that on the Google Earth 1946 layer but seems to differ in a number of areas, not least the Littlestone bombing range. No idea why.
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