World War 2 Tank Training Site, Fritton Lake
Somerleyton, Suffolk

Site Code
SOL 029
OASIS Number
148843
Site Type
Other Survey
Period
Modern,
Report Number
2013_052

Summary

A survey of all the known extant remains was carried out a the World War 2 Tank Training Site, Fritton Lake. The main the aim of the survey was to produce a plan of the training establishment and to undertake a basic descriptive record of the remains. Fritton Lake and the surrounding land was used by the 79th Armoured Division as a training and experimental site from 1943 through to 1947. It was used to secretly develop techniques and to instruct tank crews in the operation of amphibious tanks, known as Duplex Drive or DD Tanks, primarily for use in the allied invasion of France during World War 2.