DM Glen Douglas

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DM Glen Douglas
Loch Long, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
FortAustin.jpg
RFA Fort Austin at the Glenmallan jetty
Coordinates 56°09′36″N 4°46′16″W / 56.159901°N 4.771220°W / 56.159901; -4.771220
Type Defence Munitions centres (DM)
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Controlled by Joint Supply Chain Services (JSCS)

DM Glen Douglas is a NATO defence munitions depot in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, built between 1962 and 1966. As of 1989, it served NATO as a pre-positioned wartime ammunition depot, storing around 40,000 tons of missiles, depth charges, and conventional shells. [1] It is now used only by the UK.[2] The depot lies in Glen Douglas, a six-mile (10 km) glen through which the Douglas Water flows east to Loch Lomond. The depot itself is near the glen's head, less than a mile from Loch Long. Arrochar is the nearest village.

The depot covers almost 650 acres (2.6 km2) and contains 56 magazines built into a hillside.[2] It is connected to the rail network via a short spur from the West Highland Line. In the 1970s, a jetty was built at Glen Mallan on Loch Long, linked to the depot via an MoD road through Glen Culanach.[3]

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  1. ^ United States Military Forces and Installations in Europe. SIPRI. 1989. ISBN 0-19-829132-9. 
  2. ^ a b Lisa Cole and Melanie Tanner. "Bombs, bullets, and Brimstone" (PDF). DLO News. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-27. Glen Mallen Jetty offers considerable scope 
  3. ^ Malcolm Spaven (December 1983). Fortress Scotland. Pluto Press. p. 133. ISBN 0-86104-735-4. Loch Long NATO jetty 

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