The west end of Stokes Bay, Bay House and Alverbank Hotel were requisitioned by the 79th Armoured Division for the training of the crews who would operate the Duplex Drive (DD) Tanks on D Day.
Over the 9 month period 1200 men trained here – with each Regiment attending for three weeks before moving on to train with the forces they would join on D Day.
|Address||Gosport PO12 2QT, UK|
|Site Ownership and Access Information||Sea front and open space open to the public. Car park at beach side. Leaflets are available in Bayside Café or the Diving Museum. Bay House and Bayside Mobile Home Site are private, however Alverbank Hotel and Park is public open space.|
|Contact details||For more information on the history of this site, contact Stuart Burgess: Stuart@duplexdrivetanks.co.uk.|
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