united kingdom HMS Cambridge

Plymouth, England
united kingdom






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3.1309 Anchorage Delta, England
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6.0327 Trinity Pier, England



1956 to 2001

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


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 EGD009, 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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1981-dec-10 DisembarkingFleet Air ArmSea King HC.4ZA296
1981-dec-10 DisembarkingFleet Air ArmSea King HC.4ZA299
1981-dec-10 DisembarkingFleet Air ArmSea King HC.4ZA294
1981-dec-10 DisembarkingFleet Air ArmSea King HC.4ZA290
1982-mar-18 Fleet Air ArmWessex HU.5XS479
1982-nov-16 Fleet Air ArmSea King HAS.5ZA137
2000-nov-14 AccidentFleet Air ArmLynx HAS2XZ698


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