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Community #1 Posted 03 August 2019 - 01:00 PM

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Fancy a nice weekend with tanks in south England?

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Cataphractarii #2 Posted 03 August 2019 - 01:39 PM

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Went about 3 years ago, well worth the time and money.

There are tanks, and more tanks, and so little time. There is even a Chieftan MBT to climb into with a talk on the vehicle from a guide.

The only issue I had was with the restaurant which was full, even on a quiet day. Far better bring your own rations and eat outside away from the press.

Having said that, there was plenty of space around the tanks in the display areas since this was not a premium day. If you go for the big events be prepared for a crowd, but week days and quieter weekends are great for viewing the permanent displays.

 



Evilier_than_Skeletor #3 Posted 03 August 2019 - 03:13 PM

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Have been tempted to visit for quite some time. Unfortunately London -> Bovington -> London seems to take a while using public transportation. Renting a car would solve that, but the rumor has it that the stubborn island people still insist on driving on the wrong side of the road.

onderschepper #4 Posted 03 August 2019 - 04:09 PM

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View PostEvilier_than_Skeletor, on 03 August 2019 - 03:13 PM, said:

Renting a car would solve that, but the rumor has it that the stubborn superior island people still insist on driving on the wrong correct side of the road.

Fixed it for you, you're welcome! ;)



__Eric__ #5 Posted 03 August 2019 - 04:19 PM

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No Bovington for me....but, I am on holiday in Belgium, so I will visit the Bastogne War Museum on monday :)

SlyMeerkat #6 Posted 03 August 2019 - 06:14 PM

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Been there twice so far

Simona2k #7 Posted 04 August 2019 - 11:38 AM

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Nice

_RedOrDead #8 Posted 04 August 2019 - 12:25 PM

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Went there during Tankfest this year...recommended day out, they had a special bus link provided that day which made it easier. The whole site is massive and takes some time to walk around, not sure if they serve food and drinks when the festival is not going.

ritam_nereda #9 Posted 04 August 2019 - 12:37 PM

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including Kosovo, Bosnia and..." For Your information WG they didn't see any fight in Serbia and Bosnia&Herzegovina. Just like they are in museum sitting in the base and collecting dust.

arthurwellsley #10 Posted 04 August 2019 - 02:35 PM

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View Postritam_nereda, on 04 August 2019 - 11:37 AM, said:

including Kosovo, Bosnia and..." For Your information WG they didn't see any fight in Serbia and Bosnia&Herzegovina. Just like they are in museum sitting in the base and collecting dust.

 

They most certainly left their base in Kosovo as part of their peace keeping role (which is very different from a warfighting role). WG says "in several operational enviroments including Kosovo, Bosnia and Iraq". Which is factually correct.

 

There is a picture of a Challenger II on group manoeurves in Kosovo in 2000;

 

Two more interacting with the local population;

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Miepie #11 Posted 04 August 2019 - 02:35 PM

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View Postritam_nereda, on 04 August 2019 - 12:37 PM, said:

including Kosovo, Bosnia and..." For Your information WG they didn't see any fight in Serbia and Bosnia&Herzegovina. Just like they are in museum sitting in the base and collecting dust.

Ah, but they made it all the way to that base! With the ineptitude of British tank designers, that's an achievement in itself! :teethhappy:



wsatnutter #12 Posted 04 August 2019 - 04:48 PM

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GREAT DAY OUT

WarPig996 #13 Posted 07 August 2019 - 06:36 PM

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just might be spending a good few days there next week... lucky me!!!:P

 

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View PostEvilier_than_Skeletor, on 03 August 2019 - 02:13 PM, said:

Have been tempted to visit for quite some time. Unfortunately London -> Bovington -> London seems to take a while using public transportation. Renting a car would solve that, but the rumor has it that the stubborn island people still insist on driving on the wrong side of the road.


That is incorrect.. we drive on the right side of the road matey!:playing:






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