Battle Ground Interview

1965 , Stanford (Norfolk)

An interview between Hugh Sykes Davies and Major General Talbot about the use of the Norfolk Breckland as training terrain.

An interview between Hugh Sykes Davies and Major General Talbot, Commanding Officer of the 54th Division T.A., East Anglia. Talbot discusses the army training area at Stanford in the Norfolk Breckland. Major General Talbot holds up a map showing the extent of Breckland, the area used for training purposes during World War II and the comparatively small area that was used in the early 1960s. He explains the need for training on this type of terrain, indeed any terrain different from the army’s usual training areas on open moor land. He emphasises the difficulty of “giving up” any more land. Hugh Sykes Davies thinks that all of this is perfectly reasonable and asks the Major General about an area near East Wretton of interest to naturalists. This, explains the Major General, cannot be relinquished for safety reasons.

Keywords

Army; Territorials

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Battle Ground Interview

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