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Offline cliveh

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Re: Upchurch A.A. Battery
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2016, 10:43:22 »
Nissen Huts:

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Re: Upchurch A.A. Battery
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2016, 21:41:39 »
Thank you for the update, I like how much remains here of the billets and it would be great to see the site clearer.  Tempted to offer my time but am enjoying the extra free time I have at the moment!

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Re: Upchurch A.A. Battery
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2016, 17:14:54 »
General View. (Sorry all on separate posts.When I tried to load all six the system chucks me out.

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Re: Upchurch A.A. Battery
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2016, 17:13:00 »
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Re: Upchurch A.A. Battery
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2016, 17:11:29 »
Ammo Lockers

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Re: Upchurch A.A. Battery
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2016, 17:07:21 »
Other door is behind the corrugated sheet.

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Re: Upchurch A.A. Battery
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2016, 17:05:34 »
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Re: Upchurch A.A. Battery
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2016, 17:01:46 »
4 years on from my first set of Photos.

The landowner has started another go at unearthing and clearing parts of the site mainly around the 2 heavy pits. The Command Centre/Shelter. has been exposed now showing the slab roof and 2 doors.Also some of the Ammo Lockers have been exposed..
Don't know what his plans are but will keep you all updated as things progress.

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Re: Upchurch A.A. Battery
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2016, 17:01:06 »
4 years on from my first set of Photos.

The landowner has started another go at unearthing and clearing parts of the site mainly around the 2 heavy pits. The Command Centre/Shelter. has been exposed now showing the slab roof and 2 doors.Also some of the Ammo Lockers have been exposed..
Don't know what his plans are but will keep you all updated as things progress.

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Re: Upchurch A.A. Battery
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2014, 20:32:55 »
Here is the comparison between then and now. The radar plinth will allow you to compare. I haven`t got the knowhow to over lay the two pictures.


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Re: Upchurch A.A. Battery
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2012, 20:50:59 »
You are righ Bobdonk.  The vegetation is growing well since I took my photos back in April when it was first cleared.

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Re: Upchurch A.A. Battery
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2012, 18:50:43 »
I came across this site near Upchurch on the Saxon Shore Way.

I think it might be Wetham Green Heavy AA Site.







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Re: Upchurch A.A. Battery
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2012, 13:28:48 »
Maybe it's big horse I'm a Londoner. :{

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Re: Upchurch A.A. Battery
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2012, 08:53:11 »
Having written the text you just quoted I can confirm this is a GL Radar plinth, they are common to most fixed HAA sites. A small wheeled caravan would have stood upon it surrounded by a large hexagonal wire mesh known as A GL mat. This had the effect of removing local clutter and noise from the display allowing it to work efficiently. Google HAA GL radar and you should turn up some pictures of the radar caravan.



This image shows a site on Tyneside, the plinth is clearly visible to the south west of the gun pits and the large hexagon around it is the GL mat.
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Re: Upchurch A.A. Battery
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2012, 16:50:57 »
That nails it then Radar Plinth it is. I had my doubts as another resident said it wasn`t built till nearly the end of WW2 which would agree with the 2 multi sided square hexagon heavy emplacements that I have pictured. The 4 smaller gun placements are further over nearer the domestic site that is well inside the poultry farm. The owners are very strict with no access allowed.

 

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