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2000 Years in one amazing visit
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The Age of Global Wars

In the 1960's & 1970’s Thetford was home to the TV series Dad’s Army

Overview

Thetford had significant connections to both World Wars including the first field trials for the tank, the Desert Rats training nearby and the presence of 17 mainly USAAF airfields. In the 1960's and 1970’s the TV series Dad’s Army was filmed in and around Thetford. Today visitors can enjoy a trip to the museum in Thetford as well as the statue of the infamous Captain Mainwaring.

People

The 4th Norfolk Rifle Volunteers
‘G’ Company of the 4th Norfolk Rifle Volunteers was formed entirely of young men from Thetford, who not only trained for battle at the base at Snarehill, but participated in civic ceremonies. In 1908, the old volunteer services were scrapped in favour of a new Territorial Army.
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Places

Thetford in World War Two

Notable in no small part because the comedy series ‘Dad’s Army’ was filmed in the town, Thetford’s real World War Two experience was very much that of many small English..
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