Sat nav blunder has tanks invading tiny UK village!

January 14th, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by admin  


London, Jan 14 (ANI): The last thing residents of a tiny UK village expected to see was Army tanks in their streets. However, thats the sight they have been living with thanks to faulty satellite navigation.

The system has been sending soldiers looking for barracks at Donnington, near Telford, are being re-routed to a village of the same name in Shropshire that is 15 miles away.

Residents of the village say that at times there are as many as seven tanks lined up in the village lane. Whats more, this is happening at least seven times a week.

“It’s like an invasion. There have been cannons and some big weapons on the back of transporters,” The Sun quoted farmer David Strefford, 60, as saying.

“Their mapping systems must be a right mess. You’d have thought the Army would have realised what’s going on by now.

“There’s only six houses down here so it doesn’t even look anything like an army base. You start to think if a war broke out, how would our Army find its way around - it’s a bit worrying.”

A Ministry of Defence spokeswoman said: “We are investigating this matter and hope to resolve the issue.” (ANI)

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