Kirkcudbright Training Area, Dumfries & Galloway.

AddressKirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway DG6 4QZ, UK
CountyDumfries and Galloway
Location typeTroop Camp
Site Ownership and Access Information?The site remains under ownership of the MoD, and only one road can be used throughout the Training Area. All other areas are closed to the public.
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In 1942 an area of 4700 acres was acquired by the Army to the South East of Kirkcudbright. The site would be used for training on the D-Day Landings for both dry training and practice landings on the beaches along the Solway Firth.

The Training Area was mostly used for Armoured Units to practice landing on a Beach and creating a foothold on a peninsula. A firing range was also constructed within the Area at Dundrennan, where long range fire could be practiced.

This Training Area, like most around Great Britain was essential in preparing the men for what was to come on the Normandy Beaches.

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