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Site Visit – Mereworth Woods Ammunition Depot

Just west of RAF West Malling is a dispersed ammunition site dating from WW2. Still owned by the MOD, the forested site is a dry training area (ie; no live ammunition is fired, blank only) frequently used by Cadet and Army Reserve units. There is an active helipad on site, and while many of the original buildings have long gone, the layout of the site is still visible in the form of tracks, earth bunds and some other features I will explore below.

Mereworth Woods as photographed in 1946. Tracks and a few buildings and an EWS is visible, but the largest open feature on the right is the vehicle park. Copyright Google Maps 2017