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    A lovely day, the ranges were open to the public and as I had never been to Imber although I have lived in Wiltshire for the last 40 years I grabbed the camera and the young master Scrote and off we went.

    A short history of the place is here

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imber

    On the way in the first thing you come across is the derelict and blown apart tanks
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    the army has built a load of new houses to practice street fighting


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    Imber court the posh house of the village although open it was guarded by a couple of chaps in a landrover which was a shame

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    sign on the wall of the court
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    a modern pillbox guarding the entrance to the court

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    the pub
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    the church
    The church is still a working building and unfortunately was closed but I've bunged a couple of exteriors up
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    war memorial

    farm house
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    farm building
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    I don't know what this one was but a substantial building nevertheless
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    I shot a fair bit more mainly signs and silly bits.I also got talking to the Range Warden who was telling how he finds unexploded ordnance including on one occasion a WW1 hand held bomb that would have been dropped by hand from an aircraft,also told me that soldiers on exercise are very occasionally killed by unexploded ordnance on the ranges
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    34 access was ever so hard

    35 but I was in:)
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    That's a bit different enjoyed looking at this thanks for sharing :D
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    Did you see the names on the war memorial, all the family's listed. Great report
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    Really very interesting report,thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night crawler View Post
    Did you see the names on the war memorial, all the family's listed. Great report
    I did mate, an awful lot of Daniels there but only three names listed as killed
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    Really interesting!

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    Very nice mate, I'd love to see this!!
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    Cracking report, was here the weekend before last myself, albeit briefly.

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    Always wanted to go back to Imber since I did some of my training there. Very interesting place.
    It suffered a tragedy during WW2 when a fighter plane fired on the wrong area killing quite a few.
    Google up "Imber incident" for the full story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mills25 View Post
    Always wanted to go back to Imber since I did some of my training there. Very interesting place.
    It suffered a tragedy during WW2 when a fighter plane fired on the wrong area killing quite a few.
    Google up "Imber incident" for the full story.
    Thanks for the link, It was quite sad really tragic and the pilot was killed not long after.

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