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Offline twitcher

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Re: Prince's Golf Club WW1 training area/WW2 Battle training ground
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2016, 14:43:06 »
Re. the school of Musketry at Sandwich Bay. Is there any documented evidence that this was located in the original buildings now occupied by the Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory (Old Downs Farm) and are there maps/diagrams showing the disposition of other army buildings in this area?

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Re: Prince's Golf Club WW1 training area/WW2 Battle training ground
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2011, 18:52:18 »
The school of musketry was based at Sandwich Bay during WW1. Some of the buildings were still in use until recently by a nature trust/ or bird trust.

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Re: Prince's Golf Club WW1 training area/WW2 Battle training ground
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2011, 16:16:24 »
Having been shot up in a dogfight over France in 1944, Wing Commander 'Laddie' Lucas orientated himself using the Guilford Hotel in Sandwich Bay before force landing his Spitfire 'out of bounds' behind the 9th Green, having lined up on the Clubhouse! His father had been the secretary and co-founder of Prince's Golf Club and his intimate knowledge of the course probably saved his life.
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Re: Prince's Golf Club WW1 training area/WW2 Battle training ground
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2011, 15:47:53 »
I gather that some Home Guard exercises were done in this area and I would like to find out more, if possible.

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Prince's Golf Club WW1 training area/WW2 Battle training ground
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011, 19:32:21 »
I am aware that the golf club nr. Sandwich was used before/during both wars, in the first world war providing a training area along with coastal defences, anti-aircraft batteries and barbed-wire entanglements and other obstacles. In the second world war the club house again was requisitioned and the area became a battle training area complete with rifle range.

Some features still remain ie, a row of anti-tank blocks some of which are scattered on the Golf course and partially buried and there is another row heading out to sea and in-land across the course.

Does anyone have any photo's or other information about this area??  :)

 

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