Draperstown, Co. Londonderry during the Second World War

Exercise "Dragoon", a British Royal Artillery training manoeuvre took place in the Sperrin Mountains near Draperstown, Co. Londonderry on 1st April 1942.

Draperstown

Co. Londonderry

Northern Ireland

150th Field Regiment in Draperstown, Co. Londonderry

Imperial War Museum Photo: H 18493 (Part of the War Office Second World War Official Collection). 150th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, 148th Independent Infantry Brigade Group firing a 25 pounder field gun during Exercise "Dragoon" in the Sperrin Mountains, Draperstown, Co. Londonderry on 1st April 1942. Photo taken by Lieutenant JR Bainbridge - Official War Office Photographer.

Sperrin Mountains Rifle Range

On 15th October 1943, Lieutenant J.R. Bainbridge took a series of photos by request of the Royal Engineers of a Rifle Range constructed in the Sperrin Mountains near Draperstown, Co. Londonderry.