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Report - Qinetiq DERA Bincleaves - Weymouth - Sept 2012



Chaos

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Site information and history borrowed from Kingers report

The QinetiQ Bincleaves site comprises the 1.3km Bincleaves Groyne that divides Newton’s Cove from Portland Harbour.
The site lies approximately 0.6km south of Weymouth town centre.

The site was primarily the test and evaluation facility for underwater acoustic ranging.
Naval hardware such as Sonar would have been developed with extensive input from the Bincleaves site during WW2 and the subsequent Cold War.
As with most MoD locations massive cutbacks during the 1990’s threw doubt over the future use of DERA Bincleaves.
Most recently the breakwater arm and the associated acoustic ranging buildings were leased by QinetiQ from Portland Port. The final “endâ€￾ of this operation is very hard to pinpoint, but our general feeling was that most of the site was mothballed between 2009-10.

Visited with the usuals MarkyMark and InnercityRob

This was a good little mooch, some interesting stuff lying around and massive japery trying to wheelie some old bikes and have trolley races in the canteen.

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