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Starfish Bombing Decoy SF67A. Hammer Dyke
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2013, 23:34:25 »
A Second World War bombing decoy site at Hammer Dyke. It was built in May 1942 in response to the Baedeker Raids as a 'Temporary Starfish' site to deflect enemy bombing from Tonbridge. The 'Starfish' decoy operated by lighting a series of controlled fires during an air raid to replicate an urban area targeted by bombs. Aerial photos from 1988 show that the site has been given over to agricultural use and no surviving features of the decoy are visible, Hammer Dyke was also the location of a bombing decoy for RAF West Malling.
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