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Offline kyn

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Re: Gun battery / Deep Shelter B2011 Dover Hill Folkestone
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2013, 16:25:23 »
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Re: Gun battery / Deep Shelter B2011 Dover Hill Folkestone
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2013, 16:14:29 »
Is this the area?  http://binged.it/WQL6I8

Nearby were some anti-tank obstacles I believe.  Just above the area in question there is a pillbox.  This could have been a field gun battery rather than a fixed gun one, which would explain why there are no emplacements remaining.  Or it could have been for other uses.  I will have a dig around and see if I can find out anything further.

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Re: Gun battery / Deep Shelter B2011 Dover Hill Folkestone
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2013, 15:45:47 »
Hello guys, thank you for your input, the site in question is down the hill from the Capel site. It is situated in some woods behind the playground / housing estate, I literally cannot find anything about it other than the fact it is backfilled and that it was perhaps something used by the RAF

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Re: Gun battery / Deep Shelter B2011 Dover Hill Folkestone
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 13:09:53 »
The deep shelter entrance has been back filled I believe, and I think the site 'might' have had an RAF connection (Radio Station?) . That's all I can find on it...

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Re: Gun battery / Deep Shelter B2011 Dover Hill Folkestone
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 12:58:00 »
All the Coast Batteries between Folkestone, Dover and St Margaret's built during WW2 had deep shelters built with them.  There are plans available of most of them.  The Capel Battery Deep Shelter is in poor condition with parts that have collapsed.  Are you referring to the Capel Battery Deep Shelter?

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Re: Gun battery / Deep Shelter B2011 Dover Hill Folkestone
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 09:29:51 »
I don't believe there is much information about this shelter apart from that it used to exist unfortunately.

Beachbum, this may be a separate shelter to the Capel site.

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Re: Gun battery / Deep Shelter B2011 Dover Hill Folkestone
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 22:22:52 »
Look up "The Capel Battery" on this site, there is a large thread for this.

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Gun battery / Deep Shelter B2011 Dover Hill Folkestone
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 20:59:46 »
Hi guys, having recently seen a pic of the blocked deep shelter entrance on this site I am interested to find out more about the site, have searched on Google to no avail.

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