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Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Spanning the years

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the bridging camp in Wyke Regis, which was established on the shores of the Fleet in May 1928.

That year, a company of sappers - so named after the trenches or 'saps' they once built - marched from Bulford Army Camp down to Wyke to erect tents for other sappers - or Royal Engineers - who were to camp alongside the Fleet while they underwent training in the art of bridge-building.

READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo Tuesday 26th August 2008

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