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Military Exercise Areas^

Post by MikeB » Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:22 am

We've had some discussions on these recently with quite a lot of "highlevel" material posted - if anyoine would like to check the contacts provided and perhaps do a summary of the who/where/what for the areas concerned, I could turn it into a defitinitve article / download on the subject.

Any takers for a little research?

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Post by fast n bulbous » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:34 pm

With respect to Submarine Exercise Areas, there is general information here..
http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga-mld-p ... 5FF76CA909
And here…
http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mgn12.pdf

General Information abut Lulworth and Tregantle Army ranges (from a land walking viewpoint, but the range information numbers are included) here…
http://www.swcp.org.uk/walk/army_ranges.html

Document setting out the Byelaws relating to Lulworth…
http://www.defence-estates.mod.uk/byela ... P1-P18.pdf

And Tregantle ranges….
http://www.defence-estates.mod.uk/byela ... P1-P12.pdf


The Map below (copied from the above site) shows the limits of the Sea area relating to Tregantle range. It is in Whitsand bay, just West of Plymouth Sound. Firing is indicated by red flags/red lights at night. The limits are notified by signs on the cliffs by the beach if you are close inshore, or by leading marks which can be used to see if you are inside the Northern, Southwestern, or Southeastern borders of the Danger areas. In addition an extra flag/light may be shown if any vessel is inside the danger area or for half an hour before firing starts, to give time to get clear.
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Post by Mark R » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:38 pm

I heard a story about a sea kayak group who inadvertently hopped ashore onto one of the floating target platforms in the middle of the Solway Firth for their tea and sandwiches, during a live firing exercise with Tornado jets screaming overhead.

True, or myth?
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Re: Military Exercise Areas

Post by MikeB » Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:01 pm

MikeB wrote:
Any takers for a little research?

Mike.
No? Oh well - a bit like the Trips maps I suppose. Thanks for the extra info here - I'll Alamanc this discussion for now - maybe I'll look at creating something more definitive but at the moment this is as good as it gets.

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Post by John W » Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:44 pm

Don't worry Mark, safest place for tea & sandwiches is probably slap bang in the middle of the target area.

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