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  • united kingdom HMS Cambridge

    Yealmpton, Devon, England

    United Kingdom

    Satellite and aerial maps of HMS Cambridge with nearby locations

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    3.1309 Anchorage Delta, England
    3.3349 Staddon Heights, England
    3.5305 Anchorage Charlie, England
    4.9342 Mount Batten, England
    5.5337 The Citadel, England
    5.8333 Plymouth Hoe, England

    1956 to 2001

    50° 19' 7'' N - 4° 6' 28'' W
    Heybrook Bay
    Elevation: 250 feet

    History of this Location

    HMS Cambridge was commissioned in Aug 1956 as a live firing gunnery school. The site was named after a former wooden warship which served as an RN gunnery school between 1856 and 1907.

    As well as close working with FOST, during the 1970s the range often worked with Target Tug Canberra TT.18 of 7 Sq from RAF St Mawgan and those of the Fleet Requirements and Air Direction Unit (FRADU) at RNAS Yeovilton.

    The range was marked on aeronautical charts as Danger Area EG_D009, 9A and 9B. The gunnery school closed on 30 Mar 2001, although there is still a small RN presence at the site.

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    List of aircraft and events at HMS Cambridge

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    1981-dec-10 DisembarkingRN HC.4 ZA296
    1981-dec-10 DisembarkingRN HC.4 ZA299
    1981-dec-10 DisembarkingRN HC.4 ZA294
    1981-dec-10 DisembarkingRN HC.4 ZA290
    1982-mar-18 772 NAS HU.5 XS479
    1982-nov-16 826 NAS HAS.5 ZA137
    2000-nov-14 Accident702 NAS HAS.2 XZ698

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