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    WW1 Training trenches

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    last week,we visited here whilst on a break in Pembrokeshire.
    These training trenches on the coast just outside the village of Penally,were made in 1914,
    replicating a trench system as used in Europe.
    They can still be clearly seen,as the photos show.They are situated very close to the coastal foot path
    and easily viewed.When firing is in progress on a near by range,part of the footpath is closed,but they can still be viewed
    from a parallel path.
    The photos on the right are of an information board.
    Hope this is of interest.
    Tim.

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    Anything old is of interest to me, thanks. Question: These trenches are as far away from the Channel as possible. therefore they are also as far away as possible from the heavily populated areas and the War itself. This would make sense during WWII, when planes could reach very deep over UK. But not during WWI when there were no far flying bombers. So, why so far away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sksvlad View Post
    Anything old is of interest to me, thanks. Question: These trenches are as far away from the Channel as possible. therefore they are also as far away as possible from the heavily populated areas and the War itself. This would make sense during WWII, when planes could reach very deep over UK. But not during WWI when there were no far flying bombers. So, why so far away?
    These trenches were used for training troops before they went to France/Belgium during WW1,not used for defence of the UK,so location was not important...we have substantial remains of WW1 training trenches in the middle of Salisbury plain training area,Wiltshire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sksvlad View Post
    Anything old is of interest to me, thanks. Question: These trenches are as far away from the Channel as possible. therefore they are also as far away as possible from the heavily populated areas and the War itself. This would make sense during WWII, when planes could reach very deep over UK. But not during WWI when there were no far flying bombers. So, why so far away?
    If you read the info on the board,it says there has been training there since 1860 at Penally camp which is very close to these trenches and
    still used today.I presume it was just a convenient place to put them as the camp was already there.
    Tim.

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    Penally WW1 trenches

    I've just been on holiday to Tenby and also went to see the nearby world war 1 practice trench system at Penally.
    Some info is given on this link.
    http://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/26...ctice-trenches
    Photos attached.
    An interesting local place to go and see an historic trench system.
    Dave.
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    Last edited by spotter; 15th April 2017 at 10:14 AM.

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    An old post i did a few years back showing the trench system on Otterburn training Area
    http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/thread...Northumberland
    Last edited by spotter; 15th April 2017 at 09:07 PM.

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