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Offline JohnG

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Re: Langdon Battery, Dover
« Reply #61 on: June 06, 2012, 12:56:33 »
VIP's visit Langdon Battery with gun in background,

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Re: Langdon Battery, Dover
« Reply #60 on: April 19, 2012, 10:55:01 »
A few pictures sent to me a couple of years ago

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Re: Langdon Battery, Dover
« Reply #59 on: April 30, 2011, 14:36:17 »
This is a few extracts from the Langdon Battery Fort Record Book.  It should be noted that a 12 pdr is a 3-inch gun.

Extracts from Langdon Fort Record Book

10-09-14   3-inch AA Gun mounted in Battery, near tear fence.
      1 pdr Pompom (AA) mounted in Battery between F/1 and H/1
      on Naval mounting.

05-02-15   1 pdr Pompom on field carriage received.

17-05-15   2 am. Zeppelin approached from NE, passed over harbour dropping no bombs, proceeded E and dropped 13 bombs near Oxney.  11 rounds of 1 pdr pompom fired from Langdon Battery

09-08-15   1-10 am Zeppelin attacked Dover Harbour and dropped several bombs.  Approached from NW. Engaged by all AA guns. Passed over
   Harbour and headed towards submarine basin and Langdon:- but being severely damaged by 3-inch AA fire from Langdon Battery,
   rose and disappeared in cloud.  The Zeppelin eventually came down
   in the sea 16 miles outside Ostend, being crippled by gun fire and was finally destroyed by a French sea-plane whilst attempt was being
   made to tow her in to Ostend.  Rounds fired from Langdon Battery
   10 3-inch shrapnel and 123 1 ponnders.

There are records of many other AA actions from Langdon Battery.
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Re: Langdon Battery, Dover
« Reply #58 on: April 21, 2011, 16:19:32 »
Would this be the Battery Observation Post set in the cliff?:





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Offline Ted Ingham

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Re: Langdon Battery, Dover
« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2011, 21:37:09 »
Have tried to get a comparison compilation of 1940 and 2009.
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Re: Langdon Battery, Dover
« Reply #56 on: December 22, 2010, 17:26:45 »
Absolutely brilliant photos, Ted. Thanks so much for posting them.
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Offline Ted Ingham

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Re: Langdon Battery, Dover
« Reply #55 on: December 22, 2010, 17:08:39 »
Some aerial photographs of Langdon taken December 2008.The photographs were taken using a new very high resolution camera.The original files are huge.We held up a newspaper on the window and when enlarged you could read the Headlines.I haven chosen the ones with an interesting background beyond the Battery.







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Re: Langdon Battery, Dover
« Reply #54 on: November 30, 2010, 14:44:28 »
Here it is.




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Re: Langdon Battery, Dover
« Reply #53 on: November 30, 2010, 13:35:32 »
The quay that the crane is on was called Ordnance Quay.  JohnG

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Re: Langdon Battery, Dover
« Reply #52 on: November 30, 2010, 13:02:31 »
The crane that is lifting the barrel still exists today, being a Listed Structure, as is Wellington Dock itself, altho' that's not stopped DHB from infilling the slipway for car parking.

 . . . . . CRANE: The crane is a small hand-driven rotatory crane with swan-necked jib of riveted box frame construction. It was built by the Fairbarn Engineering Co. of Manchester in 1868. It was once used by the Ordnance Department and was originally capable of lifting 50 tons. It was later de-rated to 20 tons and used for lifting yachts out of Wellington Dock . . . . .

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http://
www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-507159-wellington-dock-and-associated-structure

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Re: Langdon Battery, Dover
« Reply #51 on: November 30, 2010, 11:48:43 »
Another photo from the Langdon presentation.I notice it is being unloaded from a Thames barge.Would it therefore have been loaded at Shoebury or Woolwich?.


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Re: Langdon Battery, Dover
« Reply #50 on: November 28, 2010, 21:08:14 »
A plan of Langdon Battery dated 02-02-1905.


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Re: Langdon Battery, Dover
« Reply #49 on: November 27, 2010, 15:57:46 »
Some more bits and pieces from the display and archives.








On the back is written "Sheerness Gun Drill 1937" Similar to the Langdon 9.2 Gun



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br />Towards the edge of the cliff you can see the concrete mountings for the aerial ropeway
which were not used.







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Re: Langdon Battery, Dover
« Reply #48 on: November 25, 2010, 09:34:24 »
The 2nd and 4th pictures from Teds collection show a good shot of the two storey pillbox to the castle side of the side.

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Re: Langdon Battery, Dover
« Reply #47 on: November 24, 2010, 12:11:58 »
Ted.

Excellent photo's there, My Dad says , that during radar tests , he thinks there was always a chap there nearly 24 hours a day on site in a white car, that did the final " this site will do "  .

I'll help with the ' clean up '  as you know , I am your mate  :)


Andy

 

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