Allan-Williams Turret

Allan-Williams Turret

Almost totally intact Allan-Williams on the Lulworth Tank Ranges, Dorset 1996

Refurbished and repaired a few years previous this Alan Williams Turret can be seen at Worbarrow Bay, Tyneham, Dorset. Picture by Tim Denton Summer 2015

Refurbished and repaired a few years previous this Allan Williams Turret can be seen at Worbarrow Bay, Tyneham, Dorset.
Picture by Tim Denton Summer 2015

Key facts

  • Pre-fabricated defence structure built of steel.
  • Single-man operation
  • Designed to allow top part of turret to rotate through 360 degrees for all round field of fire.
  • 199 Turrets ordered and built.
  • 64 allotted to 2 Corps.
  • 116 allotted to 11 Corps.
  • Designed to be used for all types of light weapons: Bren, Lewis, Boys, Hotchkiss & Browning
Allan-Williams Turret bases

Allan-Williams Turret bases at South Marston, Swindon, Wiltshire 2001
Photo Eric Burke

Allan-Williams Turrets at Bembridge Fort, Isle of Wight in 1988 Photographs Kevin Briggs
Allan-Williams Turrets at Bembridge Fort, Isle of Wight in 1988
Photographs Kevin Briggs

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