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June 2015 Newsletter
Training levels on the Plain in June will be average for this time of year. Armoured training by the Kings Royal Hussars, 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh, 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment and 1st Battalion the Mercian Regiment will be concentrated in the first 2 weeks and the last 2 days of the month with Challenger and Warrior sub-units conducting Armoured manoeuvre training. The 2nd week of June will see the Armoured and Armoured Infantry courses from the Land Warfare Centre conducting their final exercise TEAM SPIRIT in Challenger tanks and Warrior armoured fighting vehicles across the full length of the area together with the Armoured Cavalry course Ex BADGERS STRESS in CVRTs. The last 2 weeks of June will see the Field Training Unit training 1st Battalion The Rifles using the Army Weapons Effect Simulation system on Exercise WESSEX STORM. As a light role infantry unit 1 Rifles will be conducting training mainly on foot and in wheeled vehicles.
Information about low flying is available from the MOD Low Flying Advisory Service (0845 600 7580) or on line at www.gov.uk/low-flying-in-your-area .
Artillery Live Firing Days from Areas 6, 7 and 8:Nil
Artillery Live Firing days on Salisbury Plain (East) Nil
Late firing on Larkhill/Westdown Danger Area: 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th
and 30th June 2015
AS90 Firing from Tilshead, Chitterne, Shrewton triangle: Nil
Non-firing days on Larkhill/Westdown Danger Area: 6th , 7th, 20th, 21st , 27th and 28th June 2015
Non firing days on Bulford Ranges: 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 27th and 28th June 2015
Complaints/Enquiries should be made to 01980 620819.
Upcoming Major Exercises. During exercises access may be restricted on Larkhill Ranges and in the Chitterne – Shrewton – Tilshead Triangle north of the B390.
Access to SPTA is regulated by Salisbury Plain Military Lands, Bulford, Larkhill and Imber Range Byelaws. Always comply with local signs and flags. Rights of way in Range Danger Areas are closed when red flags are flying.
This Newsletter is published up to 6 weeks before the event and changes may occur. Access timings for the next week can be found on the SPTA Walks Line: (01980) 67 4763.
Imber Ranges. The public are excluded except when the roads are specifically opened. Planned open dates for 2015 are as follows:
Event Open Closed
Summer 1800hrs Fri 7 Aug 0800hrs Mon 24 Aug
Remembrance Sunday 1800hrs Fri 06 Nov 0800hrs Mon 9 Nov
Christmas 1800hrs Fri 11 Dec 0800hrs Mon 3 Jan 15
1. Even when roads are open the village and buildings remain out of bounds to the public.
2. Dates may change if operational training needs dictate.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO REDUCE CRIME ON SALISBURY PLAIN?
If any crime is taking place call 999 and do not under any circumstances challenge the offenders.
Report suspicious activity to PLAINWATCH (01980 674700) or PLAINWATCH@landmarc.mod.uk. The more information received the better, e.g. time, place, vehicle registration, description of individuals and vehicles.
Health and Safety reminder for all Military Training Areas and Ranges:
- Do not touch or tamper with Military debris.
- Wash your hands before you eat.
- Clean your footwear before you enter your car or home.
S J MADEN
Senior Training Safety Officer Salisbury Plain