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Starfish Bombing Decoy SF8E, Lullingstone
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2013, 14:27:32 »
A Second World War bombing decoy site at Lullingstone. It was built in January 1941 as a 'Permanent Starfish' site to deflect enemy bombing from London. The 'Starfish' decoy operated by lighting a series of controlled fires during an air raid to replicate an urban area targeted by bombs. The site was decommissioned in September 1943. Aerial photos from 1982 show that the site had become part of a golf course and no surviving features of the decoy are visible. Lullingstone was also the location of a bombing decoy for RAF Biggin Hill, the two sites so closely located that they shared an operations room and personnel. Further 'Starfish' sites for London were located outside Kent at Richmond Park (SF8A), Farleigh (SF8B), Rainham Marshes (SF8C) and Lambourne End (SF8D)

See http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1469751

The site came under the control of 80 Wing RAF.
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