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Report - WW2 Gunnery School - Gogarth / Llandudno - Wales - August 2016

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by VauxBex, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. VauxBex

    VauxBex 28DL Regular User
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    WW2 Gunnery School - Gogarth / Llandudno - Wales - August 2016

    In 1940, early in World War II, the government decided the coastal gunnery school Royal Artillery move Shoeburyness, Essex, to somewhere safer, because it was the Nazis bombed southern England. After searching the west coast of Britain in detail, officials chose an area to the west of Great Orme Court Willow Drive. The site is ideal because of its location and because of the wide estuary nearby estuary, where ships could anchor target. The training began in September 1940. In addition to the wing gunnery, boasted wing and wing chwiloleadau radio. In April 1941 began the first radio courses, for training in radar and radio with placement. The battery is also built on the Little Orme quarry used for training and as part of the coastal defenses. By 1942 there were 150 officers, 115 cadets belonging to aa 445 other ranks gunnery school in Orme. They were able to run 14 courses at a time. The personnel are accommodated mainly in hotels in Llandudno and local residential housing. More than 130 women married local soldiers who were involved in the school shooting. Llandudno estimated that 70 babies were children for men was associated school. Home Guard in 1942 hyffordded Llandudno on guns and 12-pound six inches, and the searchlights. In 1943 they were named in Coast Artillery Battery officially, the Home Guard. The three stations searchlight is still intact but not accessible. The site was left vacant in 1946, and demolished in the 1950s the majority of installations.

    The Explore.
    Relatively easy, however some of the Gunnery's are near enough being washed away and are only accessible by risking a steep descent down a rather dubious cliff or getting onto the beach earlier up and walking up, the underground bunkers are barely visible so you've got keep an eye out.

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  2. Funlester

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    Oh very nice, may have to take a visit here at weekend.
     
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  3. VauxBex

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    The bunkers are relitavely easy to find but the gunnery stations are really awkward to get to, but where there's a will there's away, look forward to seeing your pics if you manage to get down there :')
     
  4. Techwreckie

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    Cool find, never seen this before
     
  5. Shatners

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    Yep, very nice mate
     
  6. The Kwan

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    looks pretty cool mate, the history makes it sound more like a knocking shop than a defence post :) what does the The three stations searchlight look like? good photos BTW.
     
  7. Oxygen Thief

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    Looks like a nice spot for a night out camping.
     
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