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Top Secret Tanks at Stokes Bay (event from 2014)

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Bayside Cabin Car Park, Stokes Bay Rd, Alverstoke, Gosport , Hampshire, PO12 2QT

Meeting Point
Bayside Cabin Meeting Point

Join Historian and Researcher, Stuart Burgess in exploring this internationally important WW2 site: The western end of Stokes Bay was requisitioned by the 79th Armoured Division for training crews to operate the Duplex Drive Tanks that saw their debut on DDay. Stuart has spent the past 7 years investigating the DD tanks and the significance of the Training Wing at Stokes Bay. The leisurely walk will explore most of the site and enable visitors to interpret the landscape as it was in 1944. This informative and entertaining walk will provide a memorable opportunity to learn about this fascinating site: Children (and parents) can try and work out where 1940s images are taken from on handouts given during the tour.

View this short film clip of  ‘The Donald Duck Tank

No Booking Needed

Guided Walk

Opening Times

Please note that this an Event from 2014


Partially accessible parking Accesible parking Toilets accesible toilets refreshments Service dogs welcome rest stops family friendly

Whilst the route of the walk takes a undulaitng circuit, it it advisable to dress accordingly due to sudden changes in weather. Most of the walk will be on firm, level ground, although there may be a few short steeper routes.


Meet at the Bay Side Cabin Car Park (Toilets Adjacent to Car Park). There is a fee for car parking. Map link.


Organised by

Stuart Burgess