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RAOC Vehicle Depot, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, South West England, Britain

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Location Category ID: 3052
Added to Database: 30 January 2012
Last Edited: 30 January 2012
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Other Links: PastScape
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Latitude, Longitude: 51.2531325 , -1.62973165
Location Accuracy: 7
Tanks Previously Here: 1: M667 Lance Missile Carrier - Armourgeddon, Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, East Midlands, Britain (Disposal ca 1992)
2: M688 Lance Loader Missile Carrier - Tanks-A-Lot, Helmdon, Northamptonshire, East Midlands, Britain (Disposal ca 1992)
3: M688 Lance Loader Missile Carrier - Tanks-A-Lot, Helmdon, Northamptonshire, East Midlands, Britain (Disposal ca 1992)
4: M752 Lance Launcher Missile Carrier - Firepower Royal Artillery Museum, Woolwich, Borough of Greenwich, Greater London, Britain (Disposal ca 1992)
5: FV101 Scorpion CVR(T) Light Tank - Aldershot Military Museum and MWEE, Aldershot, Hampshire, South East England, Britain (Storage from 1988)
6: FV101 Scorpion CVR(T) Light Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (December 1972)
7: Sabre CVR(T) Light Tank - Wise Collection, Middletown, Butler County, Ohio, USA (Not Ludgershall but nearby Tidworth – 2003)
8: A41 Centurion Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (ca1982)
9: A41 Centurion Tank - Defence College of Management and Technology, Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, South East England, Britain (Until February 1984)
10: A41 Centurion Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (In stock)
11: FV4002 Centurion Bridgelayer - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (November 1975)
12: FV4005 Self-Propelled Heavy Anti-Tank Gun - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (October 1980)
13: FV4006 Centurion Armoured Recovery Vehicle - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (1972)
14: FV4006 Centurion Armoured Recovery Vehicle - The Tank Museum - Tankfest Arena, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (1979-82)
15: FV4203 Centurion AVRE 105 Engineer Vehicle - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (1981)
16: FV4201 Chieftain Tank - ATDU and Solitary Vehicles, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Presumed until 1992)
17: FV4201 Chieftain Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (In service 27 March 1972)
18: FV4201 Chieftain Tank - The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (ca1969)
19: FV4201 Chieftain Tank - Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton, Buckinghamshire, South East England, Britain (Dates unknown)
20: FV4201 Chieftain Tank - Witham Specialist Vehicles Limited, Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Britain (Dates unknown)
21: FV4205 Chieftain AVLB Bridgelayer - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (In service 25 July 1973)
22: Chieftain Willich AVRE Engineer Vehicle - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (1986-7)
23: Chieftain Willich AVRE Engineer Vehicle - The Tank Museum - Tankfest Arena, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (March/April 1973)
24: FV4030/4 Challenger 1 Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (August 1983)
25: FV214 Conqueror Heavy Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (1966)
26: FV214 Conqueror Heavy Tank - Isle of Wight Military History Museum, Cowes, Isle of Wight, South East England, Britain (Dates unknown)
27: FV214 Conqueror Heavy Tank - Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, East England, Britain (Until October 1967)


As Ludgershall is strategically situated on the south eastern corner of Salisbury Plain, it was always going to have some form of British Army connection. During World War II, Army depots were built to the north and south of Tidworth Road. In 1943 a railway line from the army depot south of Tidworth Road was built to join the Ludgershall to Tidworth line that had been opened in 1901. The U.S. Army prepared vehicles for the invasion of Europe at the depot in 1943. Ludgershall railway station closed in 1961 along with the northern section of the rail line to Swindon, though the southern section to Andover remained open to allow the British Army to transport tanks and other equipment to and from the depot and onwards to Salisbury Plain. The War Office transferred the Army Medical Store to a site west of the railway station, with the stores being rebuilt in 1971 and 1982. The town became host to 26 Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers based at the depot; the barracks area is named ‘Corunna Barracks’. The site was host to a large number of warehouses which are able to hold hundreds of vehicles ranging from Land Rovers to heavily armoured vehicles. The test tracks and old parade ground behind the site are now used for vehicle storage and army exercises. (Source: Wikipedia).
The Armoured Vehicle Depot was closed by 31 March 1997. The depot site was then leased out to the Medical Supplies Agency. The site consists of several large storage sheds and a railhead which aided the transportation of vehicles to and from the depot. Further structures include workshops, a battery shop, kit stores, servicing bays, washing bays and a gun testing and sight alignment shop for tanks. To the south west of the site was the disposal park where vehicles waiting to be scrapped were stored. (Source: PastScape).

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August 2011

Corunna Barracks entrance
1: Corunna Barracks entrance

Taken: August 2011
Contributor: Google Street View
Location Photo ID: 641
Added: 30 January 2012
Views: 387
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May 2009

Derelict railhead
2: Derelict railhead

Taken: May 2009
Contributor: Google Street View
Location Photo ID: 642
Added: 30 January 2012
Views: 265
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October 1990

“The Armoured Vehicle Depot in Ludgershall not only stored equipment such as this Chieftain Tank, but also had facilities for scrapping them”, photo and caption from English Heritage
3: “The Armoured Vehicle Depot in Ludgershall not only stor...

Taken: October 1990
Contributor: Crown Copyright
Location Photo ID: 640
Added: 30 January 2012
Views: 647
Has Priority: 20