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Offline kyn

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Re: Kings Bastion Expense Magazine
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 18:15:55 »
Entrance a few years ago.

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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2016, 11:06:17 »
Merc did tell me that he thinks it was the 179th tunneling company of the royal engineers that dug these tunnels.

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Re: Kings Bastion Expense Magazine
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2016, 10:58:10 »
I've been reading 'The Royal Engineers at Chatham 1750-2012' by Peter Kendall(English Heritage)which i borrowed from Dover Library.It has some great information for us fortification buffs about this fascinating area.I notice Tower Hill across the R. Medway was used by the Royal Engineers for seige warfare training.I'll have to have a look back at the thread i started re Tower Hill.

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Re: Kings Bastion Expense Magazine
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2016, 14:02:21 »
Thank you Brompton boy for your information, I did wonder if it was gun chambers, but as a kid I can remember my dad saying about the expense magazine.

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Re: Kings Bastion Expense Magazine
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2016, 17:10:08 »
The brick revetted chambers in the early set of photos are the gun casemates that gave flanking fire into the Hornwork Ditch. The tunnel coming back form them ended at a staircase that exited on the surface. The rough earth tunnels were dug by an RE Tunnelling Company in 1940 reportedly as protected accommodation for ATS personnel. There is an Expense Magazine on the Kings Bastion but very much overgrown and filled in. It is just back from the central gun position. Back in the 1960's all these structures were in much better condition and we local kids were always in and out of them.

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Re: Kings Bastion Expense Magazine
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2016, 20:27:16 »
Kings Bastion Expense Magazine

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Re: Kings Bastion Expense Magazine
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« on: March 31, 2016, 20:23:29 »
A few pictures of Kings Bastion expense magazine.

These are the tunnels that i think Leoofwine was talking about in the thread on
http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=3288.msg27021#msg27021
As you enter the room there is another room joined to the left identical in size and appearance, walking on there is an area where there is a passage way which is blocked but seems to be too narrow for another tunnel, or is it?
And as you walk on, on the left is a tunnel leading up to what I think is the top of Kings Bastion, past this is another tunnel to the left which is blocked.
Walking on you come to an area worked on in WW2 by either the R.O.C or R.E.  l was told once, but cannot remember which one it was.

 

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