Wednesday, 23 October 2019 - 19:30 - TALK

Event date: 
23rd October 2019

Wartime Dalditch Camp 

Peter Hall, Budleigh Salterton 

Speaker: Mr Simon Fogg – Local Historian

 

An illustrated talk on the World War II Royal Marines Training Camp on Woodbury Common.  The talk tells of life on the camp and the various training which took place (rifle ranges, land mines, flamethrowers, tank range).  Simon also talks about the bombing decoys on Woodbury Common, a mock airfield representing the RAF base at Exeter.  Simon will also show some photographs of the various finds he has made on the site and how they can give us more insight to the type of training carried out.

 

Talks are open to all, members are charged £2.00 non-members £3.00.

Refreshments, wines and fruit juices, will be available from 19:00 before talks commence.