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Te camp at Newton comprised several Nissen huts laid out in the fields and shallow valley to the north of the farm. Te concrete bases of these huts remain, but are not accessible being within the boundaries of the modern range.


Te better preserved of the two ranges is that laid out over St Govan’s Head. It comprises two moving target trenches, with associated power and observation dugouts, and these can be seen from the coast path (SR 974930). Te target railway on this range differed from that at Trenorgan, the trolleys being winch-hauled rather than powered by petrol engines.


Te fine dry-stone walling at the front of the observation dugouts makes them reminiscent of Neolithic burial tombs. Tose not damaged by explosives since the end of the Second World War, have now been converted in hibernaculums for bats.


Power dug-out on Trevallen Downs, part of the target trolley winch system.


A semi-sunken dug-out on Trevallen Downs with a target railway turntable alongside.


Te recruits range at Newton was active for a relatively short period from March 1941 until March 1943, when new ranges at Homsea, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, became available. Te two ranges then became classification ranges for armoured units training at Castlemartin, until going out of use at the cessation of hostilities in 1945.


After the move of the recruits training range to the north of England, Newton camp accommodated a wide variety of troops using the Castlemartin complex of ranges. Tese included both British and American armoured units and, in the early part of 1944,


Newton (Cadet) Range, St Govan’s Head impact area


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