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Re: Listening Post, North Foreland
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014, 19:30:29 »
Records also show that in daylight an arrow would point in the direction of the enemy aircraft, this would help the friendly aircraft on patrol which direction to aim for.

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Listening Post, North Foreland
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2014, 19:55:25 »
Not sure where this subject belongs, in the first world war a listening watch was based at North Foreland lighthouse, the watch had been based at Ramsgate, but it was found to be unsuitable. The staff at North Foreland were supplied from RNAS Westgate. On the approach of aircraft/airship, phone calls were made from the lighthouse to Westgate and later to Manston to scramble fighters. The records show that on the 27th April, a battery beneath the lighthouse, although not completed, did manage to open fire on German shipping. (Not a lot of help to the listening watch). 

 

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