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Colleen46

The New Zealander Battalions at Sling Camp and the construction of the

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Colleen46

Thanks Wendy, appreciated. I am piecing together information here in NZ - got 3 big break throughs this week. Exhilarating!

Cheers

Colleen

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Guest bbcjoncuthill

Hi Colleen,

Really interested to chat re: Bulford Kiwi. Am a producer/presenter for a regional BBC programme in the South of England and am filming an item looking as some of the lesser known chalk carvings in the region. I'd like to include the story of the Kiwi and wondered if I might be able to pick your brains. My email is jon.cuthill@bbc.co.uk - drop me a line and will explain more. Can't believe I missed you visiting the UK last year!

Best wishes

Jon Cuthill, BBC Inside Out South.

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Stoppage Drill

If I may add a little - if you plan to see the long view of The Kiwi, go in the afternoon when the sun shines on it. It can be disappointing when in shade below Stephen's Mound, especially as it is in want of whitening in some way.

Pick a viewing position to the North West so that there is no visual distortion - the open ground known as Bulford Field, above Old Carter Barracks is pretty good, and you would only be about 20 meters below the carving.

The Kiwi Boot Polish company paid for the upkeep of The Kiwi for many years - I wonder if they have any records ?

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American Kiwi

Does anyone know of an image for the layout of the barracks at Sling?  I can't find one anywhere!  

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Moonraker

Play around with

 

this site

 

which will give you various scales of map of various periods.

 

I found


this

 

for example, and you should be able to get something larger.

 

Moonraker

 

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Moonraker

Colleen's book has now been published. Congratulations!
 

See my review here.

 

Moonraker

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