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Re: Iwade A.A. Battery
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2009, 08:59:19 »
Wasn't this called Rasberry Hill and later became a POW camp or had one nearby. Remember reading a press cutting dated about 1947/1948 that the German POWs had blocked Kingsferry bridge demanding to be sent home, P

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« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2009, 23:16:43 »
Was the Fire control Radar on this site ???
That building on the right looks like a radar set up.
Maybe it's big horse I'm a Londoner. :{

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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2009, 23:04:48 »
The mounds of grass at the bottom of the picture hide the original gun emplacements!

Trikeman you have some truely amazing pictures in your collection!  Is it possible to use this one on the Sheppey Website once i have done the writing for this site?

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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2009, 22:54:59 »
Aerial of Iwade taken last year - looks pretty intact from a distance.
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2009, 17:04:23 »
I think quite a lot of searchlights were of a mobile nature and didn,t need foundations just a level surface so wont be much to show where they were sited.

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Re: Iwade A.A. Battery
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2009, 12:48:00 »
Four gun emplacememnts on the first battery and four on the new and improved one!  Not seen any evidence of search lights although they may not have been on this site, maybe placed nearby?

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Re: Iwade A.A. Battery
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2009, 12:45:20 »
Hi All,
         Always knew this as Chetney Gunsite. It was a Heavy Anti Aircraft Gun Emplacement .I dont know how many defo more than one. I know the ground shook in Sittingbourbne when they were firing . I have still got a bit of Shrapnel somewhere that came through our Kitchen roof. There were also Searchlights arround the area and over Halstow way.There used to be about 5 or 6 waving about until one  spotted an aircraft then they would all home in together and really light it up for the guns. I remember they were still practicing with the searchlights quite a long time after the war.
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2009, 15:31:20 »
Thread about Amy Johnson, possibly shot down from this gun Battery...

http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=565

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Re: Iwade A.A. Battery
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2009, 14:42:04 »
Had a little bike ride earlier and decided to finally have a look around this battery.  There are loads of the original huts remaining, all seem to be owned or used by different companies and are obviously in need of some serious TLC.

The battery started its life as a standard A.A Battery however it was later adapted to hold larger guns, the original emplacements have been buried and are not easily found however the larger emplacements are visable with only one being filled with soil.


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Re: Iwade A.A. Battery
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2009, 23:30:12 »
The three/four circular features are the gun emplacements, i don't think any of us have been there recently although a group popped in today and the owner is friendly....

I will see if i can borrow any pics.

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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2009, 23:14:35 »
Has anyone been here? I have not seen it mentioned before? What are the large circular features? There appear to be three tracks when you look on Google Earth.

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Re: Iwade A.A. Battery
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2009, 21:56:52 »
I've got this labelled as Slough Fort, but it looks more like AA to me.
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