The Desert Rats 7th Armoured Division Thetford Forest Memorial.

Discussion in 'Higher Formations' started by wowtank, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. wowtank

    wowtank Very Senior Member

    This is quite near where we live and we walk the dogs around it a few time a year. There is a walk with arrows and information on camp life and you can see the road and walkway network and the building foundations. The also have a nissan hut restored and a there is a caravan site next door.




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  2. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    Thanks for posting, wowtank, made a visit myself a couple of years ago, but the weather was awful, and pics came out even worse ;)
  3. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Thanks for the post, have not been that way for a while, very photogenic memorial
  4. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Wow, I've been past there on numerous occasions, but never stopped. Always in a hurry!

    When I think about 7th Armoured I always think about the Engineers and Infantry that preceeded them, and cleared the way for the tanks to do what they do - and quite often the 50th (Northumbrian) Division; El Alamein (not for the 7th), Gold Beech, et al.

    I don't get as excited about British tanks as some of you guys on this forum!

    Still a great memorial; and I will stop and visit one day...



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