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Starfish Bombing Decoy SF77A. Frant
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2013, 23:09:48 »
A Second World War bombing decoy site at Frant. It was built in June 1942 in response to the Baedeker Raids as a 'Temporary Starfish' site to deflect enemy bombing from Tunbridge Wells. The 'Starfish' decoy operated by lighting a series of controlled fires during an air raid to replicate an urban area targeted by bombs. Aerial photography from 1969 shows that the site had been given over to agricultural use or was on scrubland and no surviving features of the decoy survive.
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