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Offline JohnG

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Re: Anti Tank Blocks, Dover Castle
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2016, 20:16:20 »
The small anti-tank looking blocks in the first few photographs were put there in the 1980s but English Heritage or the DOE, after a load of gypsies were moved off the area to stop them or others returning.  The big ones are original WW2.. johnG

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Re: Anti Tank Blocks, Dover Castle
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2016, 21:06:39 »
Some additional shots...

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Re: Anti Tank Blocks, Dover Castle
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2015, 01:03:13 »
The full formation.

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Re: Anti Tank Blocks, Dover Castle
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2010, 18:41:18 »
I had a look on Google Earth to see what could be seen of the stop line near Tin Town.I couldn't see the chalk scar but the road plan of Tin Town can be seen in the field.Down the hill is the Old Charlton Road.Google has taken photos here too.The 360 degree one showing the pillbox may also show in the potholed tarmac where the Stop Line crossed the road in the form of removable blocks.I believe these blocks lie in the remains of the ditch nearby.I think unfairytale put some photos on the forum of this pillbox.I'll have to have a look at it again.

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Re: Anti Tank Blocks, Dover Castle
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2010, 18:10:43 »
You could be right about the ones lining Upper Road Keith.The WW2 ones coming down the steep bank were the start of a stop line anti tank ditch according to my books on the subject.This apparently continued on the other side of the Deal road in the field.It used the West Wing ditch and continued down a hillside near Tin Town then carried on from the other side of the Old Charlton Road.I remember it as a chalk scar on the hillside in my farmhand days.Some more remains could be seen near the Roman Road railway bridge.

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Re: Anti Tank Blocks, Dover Castle
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2010, 21:07:06 »
Nice pics - but I think I am right in saying that the little 'pimples' which line the edge of Upper Road (first 2 pictures) are actually quite recent in date - put there to stop travellers and campers getting onto the grass.  Although they are of a basic WW2 pimple design they are much smaller and date from the 1980 or 1990s.  Others were added on the road though Conaught Barrracks at about the same time.

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Re: Anti Tank Blocks, Dover Castle
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2009, 17:44:58 »
I've managed to find out that its a mk2 cordite filled blank produced sometime between 1891-1916. Thats a lot older than i thought.

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Re: Anti Tank Blocks, Dover Castle
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2009, 22:48:40 »
When you've got your back to wall, there's only one thing to do and that's to turn around and fight. (John Major)
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Re: Anti Tank Blocks, Dover Castle
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2009, 22:47:37 »
There stamped with L1A2 which i presume is for the SA80a2  and all dated either 93/94. I think the paras from connaught barracks used to train in that area. Four of the blanks came from over the road in the eastern outworks of fort burgoyne along with literally hundreds of spent cartridges.
 The 7.62 rounds are all late 70s which im guessing go with the SLR magazine. And the single .303 round has no date but is marked R^L c II, any ideas what date that might be?

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Re: Anti Tank Blocks, Dover Castle
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2009, 22:30:55 »
I thought they were .300's
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Re: Anti Tank Blocks, Dover Castle
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2009, 22:19:12 »
Seems strange to have 5.56 in that area?

They must be .223's :)

Thought it would be mainly .303 the .223 was for a Remington?
Maybe it's big horse I'm a Londoner. :{

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Re: Anti Tank Blocks, Dover Castle
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2009, 21:06:08 »
The 5.56mm blanks are live :)

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Re: Anti Tank Blocks, Dover Castle
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2009, 20:11:59 »
A few bits i found up there over the years.


Are those blanks live?
Maybe it's big horse I'm a Londoner. :{

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Re: Anti Tank Blocks, Dover Castle
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2009, 17:51:21 »
Here's a picture of the assault course climbing wall.


http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=4531.0
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Re: Anti Tank Blocks, Dover Castle
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2009, 16:48:26 »
A few bits i found up there over the years.

 

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