British Amphbious Assault Training Base, Tarbat Ness, Highland.

Address2 Bindal Cottages, Portmahomack, Tain, Highland IV20 1RD, UK
Location typeNaval Base
Site Ownership and Access Information?The site now resides on farmland where several buildings are still standing but not in good condition. There is also a rather obscure concrete arrow on the site which can be seen from aerial photography. Please respect the farm owner and their land.
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The base at Tarbat Ness was set up for British Forces due to land at Sword Beach in Normandy could get some training prior to the actual invasion. In less than a month around 900 inhabitants of the local area were evacuated to clear the site of any civilians that might get hurt because live ammunition would be used, and to prevent details being found out about the exercises.

Training included practice landings on the nearby Beach at Gaza and around the Tarbat Ness peninsula, but most training at Tarbat Ness was on land and included things such as fighting once they were off the Beach and general Landing Craft maintenance.

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