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ANTI-AIRCRAFT RANGE TONFANAU, MERIONETHSHIRE, NORTH WALES

 

29th April 1954 to 27th June 1956

 

Contributed by George MILLIE

 

Map showing the position of Tonfanau Camp to the north of Towyn

 

Detail map of Tonfanau Camp and Anti-Aircraft Range

 

 

Aerial view of Tonfanau Anti-Aircraft Range looking eastward from Cardigan Bay

 

The single-track railway can be seen running across the photograph from left to right (north-south), with the Camp complex to the east (upper portion) and the Anti-Aircraft Range and REME Workshops occupying the narrow strip of land between the railway and the beach

 

These buildings are on the eastern boundary of Tonfanau Camp

 

The building (left-foreground) was the barrack block occupied by Permanent Staff REME other ranks

 

 

Heavy anti-aircraft artillery guns live-firing on the Range

 

 

 

NAAFI Break a group of visiting Gunners and WRACs

 

 

Tonfanau beach

 

 

 

The weekend card school

 

A regular all-weekend pastime for some

 

 

The ascent of Cader Idris

 

 

 

My climbing companion

 

 

 

 

 

The descent: a tarn on the other side of the mountain

 

 

 

More photographs

 

 

 

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Latest Update: 1st May 2013.

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