Activities on Chobham Common

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  1. webbyg

    webbyg Member

    I am currently researching activities on Chobham Common.

    Does anyone have any information on the armoured vehicle exercises held on Chobham Common around WWII? I have that the Westminster Dragoons were exercising there in Aug 1940, and that the School of Tank Technology held 'demonstrations' on the Common (1943ish). Appararently, also, trials were held on flail vehicles for mine clearance.

    Also, there are signs of a camp on the edge of the Common. Popularly, it was a camp for the Canadians (who disappeared around 1942 - Dieppe?), a German PoW camp, an Italian PoW camp. Any information, please?

    Graham
     
  2. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

  3. NickFenton

    NickFenton Well-Known Member

  4. hutt

    hutt Member

    :) There was a major battle here in the late 19th century recorded in an excellent book of the whole campaign by a Mr Wells I believe. Enemy had some amazing tanks but was eventially defeated by sophisticated biological weapons :)
     
  5. webbyg

    webbyg Member

    Posting #4 - that was Horsell Common!
     
  6. hutt

    hutt Member

    Yes, that is correct but I couldn't resist making the post.
     
  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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