Salisbury Plain Training Area
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July 2015 Newsletter
July will be a very busy month on the Plain with 8 Armoured and Armoured Infantry sub-units conducting low and intermediate level armoured manoeuvre training in a series of 2 week exercises. In addition the Plain will see the largest Armoured exercise in the calendar Ex LIONS STRIKE involving the Combined Arms Tactics Course using the Imber and Larkhill dry training areas from 18th – 23rd July. At the same time four of the Royal School of Artillery courses will combine for their largest training exercise of the year Ex CROSSED CANNONS during which AS90 and Light Gun live firing will take place. As a consequence Armoured vehicle usage of the tank crossings on the A360, A345 and A338 will increase and with dry weather conditions dust clouds may produce a hazard at these crossings.
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 on the21st, 22nd and 23rd July 2015
Artillery Live Firing days on Salisbury Plain (East) 21st July 2015
Late firing on Larkhill/Westdown Danger Area: 2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 28th
and 30th July 2015
AS90 Firing from Tilshead, Chitterne, Shrewton triangle: Nil
Non-firing days on Larkhill/Westdown Danger Area: 4th , 5th, 11th, 12th, 25th and 26th July 2015
Non firing days on Bulford Ranges: 4th, 5th, 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th July 2015
Ex Crossed Cannons 20th – 23rd July
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 4 Jan 16
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