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    Hi , i am trying to find out if a Air firing Range existed at ACKLINGTON . if so where was the range situated ?

    or was a range in existence in another location that served all OTU'S in this general area

    Many Single seat Fighter OTU'S were stationed in Northumberland and would it have been the case that all these OTU.S used the same firing range ??

    Hope someone can help me out here
    TIA Phill Jones

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    Hi Phill,

    There was a firing range at Goswick Sands and Druridge Bay along the Northumberland coast and another inland further north at Doddington North Moor. These ranges were used by the OTU's at Milfield, Eshott and Brunton so most likely by units at Acklington too.

    It was also commonplace for aircraft to carry out mock attacks on military convoys along the Great North Road and towards Otterburn Camp.

    Hope that helps.

    Jim
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    Hi Jim,

    that's great thanks very much Phill Jones

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    Phil, Hi,
    You might try "flying a kite" over on http://www.airfieldinformationexchan...eld-Discussion. They have a great deal of info on such things.
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    Hi Phill,

    Depends what period; wartime ranges as already stated. However, there were ranges at Druridge Bay during the 50s/60s, mainly at the Hauxley Point (north) end. A watchtower was at the southern end, (2 miles) north of Creswell village. Shells can still be found in the dunes at the Hauxley end.

    Robert.

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