Sussex Military Research Projects

Emergency Water Supply (EWS) tank

Project ID: SMR1022

Location: Friston, East Sussex

Project date: 2016



Project Overview: Friston Forest

As part of SSAP, we excavated some sites in Friston Forest.

Description: Survey and partial excavation of a brick-built EWS tank for fire-fighting purposes near Friston Airfield. Graffiti etched into the render on the upper lip of the tank shows the tank was built in March 1944 and was therefore part of the preparations for Operation Overlord.