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Airfield Bombing Decoy Q48A. Lullingstone
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2013, 14:11:07 »
A Second World War bombing decoy at Lullingstone. It was built to deflect enemy bombing from RAF Biggin Hill. The site operated as both a 'K-type' day decoy and a 'Q-type' night decoy. The 'K-type' consisted of a replica airfield equipped with dummy Hurricane aircraft. It was operational from 1940 until its closure in June 1942. The 'Q-type' decoy displayed a sequence of lights, which when seen at night resembled an active airfield. This decoy was in operational use between June 1940 and August 1942.
By the 1980's the site had become part of a golf course and no features of the decoy survive.
Lullingstone was also the location of a 'Starfish' decoy to protect the city of London, the two sites so closely located that they shared personnel and an operations room.

See http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1465039
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