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These wonderful regimental badges were carved into the chalk downs above the village of Fovant by... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
west sussex
Nice to see

You can see the chalk military badges from a layby. We planned to see them. There's a description... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Paul B
Exeter, United Kingdom
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A30, Fovant, England
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Go its fab - I was rather overwhelmed to see that the YMCA have dropped in and added their support to this amazing and touching collective memory of the fabulous people who sacrificed themselves for king and country.

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

These wonderful regimental badges were carved into the chalk downs above the village of Fovant by the soldiers of those regiments. Some were done when they were training during WW1 others are more recent. There are laybys on both sides of the road (A30 Shaftesbury...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

You can see the chalk military badges from a layby. We planned to see them. There's a description board to view with nice details. Worth a look if you're interested in this type of thing.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Pedalling along the Roman Road we were able to drop down off the crest and into the valley to view the Fovant Badges. There is a board near the layby on the A30 that gives a potted history of who sculpted them, when and why....More

1  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

The Fovant badges lay up in the hills, just off the A30 - between Salisbury and Shaftesbury. Amazing historic tribute to the past, kept very well by the local residents. Excellent place, the parking spot on the A30 allows for a great picture opportunity.

1  Thank RJMSUK
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We passed these on our way to Sherborne and missed them completely.....in fact i have driven this road on dozens of occasions over the years,mostly at night and did not know they were there...until yesterday on our return trip to Salisbury.There are several badges which...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Impressive display cut into the chalk hillside. Probably because an observer is looking at them from the north, they are not very clear; a summer visit might mean that the sun is both higher and more northerly and would illuminate the badges better. one tip:...More

1  Thank rhawkin
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Nice little stop on route for a Sunday trip out well worth the stop and a reflection if the effort our boys done before going to France God bless you boys and thank you for our today

2  Thank andrew j
Reviewed 15 August 2017

World War regimental badges including Australian and other Empire troops lived here and made chalk badges in the hillside. Some lost badges include British Red Cross. A moving and emotional site

1  Thank Annie B
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We have lived in Wiltshire for 20 years but have only just discovered these! Certainly worth travelling to see. Would like to get a closer look next time.

1  Thank AlpineOwls
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