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Offline bromptonboy

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Re: Re: Grain Fort
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009, 17:51:17 »
The targets listed are interesting as it means the Grain Fort guns could traverse through 360 degrees to fire inland directly over the top of Grain village!

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Re: Re: Grain Fort
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2009, 16:02:58 »
Grain fort 19.6.41
9.2 Battery Landwards Firing Data

Serial NumberTargetGivenFoundBearing
H.5High Halstow2293223938264
H.9Great Chattenden Wood Area1992190920259
H.10Ladys Close Cliffe1892180920259
S.3Eastchurch Aerodrome4288430881125
S.5Building Estate3390384909130
S.6Road Junction370889370889144

Signed: L. Lapping
Commanding 284th Coast Battery

(In English, these are the places that would be destroyed by Grain Forts guns in the event of enemy invasion)


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Re: Grain Fort
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2008, 11:29:38 »
Sorry I have not got this in a larger size.
It was sent to me by a grain resident asking if I had any other photos.

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