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Markez79



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Salisbury Plain

Morning,

Would anyone be keen to do a day on Salisbury Plain midweek in March? I've never done Salisbury Plain before so would need some guidance from someone who has!

Thanks

M

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Markez79



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Any takers?!

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diesel_jim



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United Kingdom 2006 Defender 110 Td5 SW Epsom Green

It's great out on the areas. I pop up there quite often, usually mid week as there's hardly any idiots out there (weekends it's full of all the a**holes carving it up on KTM's or knackered disco 1's)

Are you local to the area?

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Markez79



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PM sent!

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markalpha



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I can be free for a trip mid week with some planning. Let me know if you get a date for a day out on The Plain.

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Markez79



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Great. Will do

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UtilityTruck



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I’ve been promising a non defender-owning friend a trip up to the plain at some point, so I’d potentially be up for a midweek jaunt depending on times Wink 2014 Keswick Utility 2.2

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Supacat



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Make sure you don't stray into areas you shouldn't Shocked

"Tidworth's King Royal Hussars have been showing us the consequences of illegal off-roading."



https://www.spirefm.co.uk/news/local-news/...ury-plain/

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seriesonenut



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One of 'the' most scary experiences I have had was on the Plain. An official AWDC event probably 25 years ago, My brother and I in a 90 along with a few others met head on about half a dozen fast moving Tanks coming back to base. To this day I have no idea how this was allowed to happen but sitting in a very small vehicle thinking have they seen me was a sobering moment Shocked 2010 XS USW
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gcc130



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I’ve had similar experiences while working officially on woodland plots near Imber. A challenger 2 heading for you at full tilt is pretty scary!

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Merlin



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PM sent

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Merlin



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Salisbury Plain features in this 'video' where we were chased by a tank and told to stop watching his exercise by being so near the action. Quite frightening seeing a Warrier coming towards one at speed. Starts at 22 seconds:
https://gopro.com/v/570J5r5Zb57Ey
Peter

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diesel_jim



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United Kingdom 2006 Defender 110 Td5 SW Epsom Green

Where you were parked is on a PRoW, so I hope you told the commander to jog on..

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miker



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How does one win an argument against a tank commander convinced that they're correct? Laughing

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blackwolf



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With great difficulty, I imagine. Over the years I have met a great many junior officers who are both unusually dim and supremely arrogant. I have also met many who are not, but you tend to remember the remarkable ones.

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