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Re: Iwade A.A. Battery
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2015, 23:21:08 »
4.5 inch anti-aircraft gun of 207th Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Artillery. Iwade, 28 January 1941.
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Re: Iwade A.A. Battery
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2014, 12:30:51 »
View from the air in 1946:


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Re: Iwade A.A. Battery
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2013, 07:39:54 »
The Command Post

The upper floor is open with a stand for possibly the direction finder or something similar.






To the right was a staircase into a room on the lower floor which was the depth of the building.










This room joins on to another that runs the rest of the width of the building.  It has two doorways from outside and reminded me of an engine room - although not convinced that is what it was.





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Re: Iwade A.A. Battery
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2013, 07:24:11 »
Ah right - thank you!  :)

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Re: Iwade A.A. Battery
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2013, 07:22:03 »
Armoury  :)

Was going to add that next!

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Re: Iwade A.A. Battery
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2013, 07:14:12 »
What was the building we saw with the original iron window shutters?

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Re: Iwade A.A. Battery
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2013, 22:04:18 »
This is the site of the water tank:

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Re: Iwade A.A. Battery
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2013, 11:41:46 »
There is no direction finder marked on the map and I still think that is what it is. 

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Re: Iwade A.A. Battery
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2013, 11:38:23 »
I wonder what that mounting was for then?

I still say you looked dodgy & suspicious!!   :)

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Re: Iwade A.A. Battery
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2013, 11:26:00 »
The last building we saw before our short visit ended was the Command Post :)  It was still your fault Cliveh! :)

I will add some pictures later!

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Re: Iwade A.A. Battery
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2013, 09:02:41 »
A few shots from a short visit Kyn & I made on Saturday!  :)

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Re: Iwade A.A. Battery
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2013, 22:36:47 »
ATS ladies apparently at this battery.

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Re: Iwade A.A. Battery
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2009, 22:44:37 »
A Second World War Heavy Anti-aircraft gunsite located 300 metres east of Chetney Cottages about 1 kilometre north of Iwade village overlooking Chetney Marshes. Established by February 1940 and equipped with GL Mark IA radar and four 4.5-inch guns by 1942. Upgraded to 5.25-inch guns in 1944. It was manned by 284 Battery of the 90th Royal Artillery Regiment in 1942, and by 624 Battery of the 148th Mobile Royal Artillery Regiment in 1943. In January 1946 the battery was selected to form part of the reduced post war 'Nucleus Force' as an Off-Site battery, which continued in use until 1955.

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Re: Iwade A.A. Battery
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2009, 22:03:57 »
Some members of MMRG visited a few months back and the owner took them around pointing out all the bits and then sent them some nice plans, it is worth asking if they will allow it!

Paul the plans show no buildings connected to the radar.  Not sure where that may have been?

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Re: Iwade A.A. Battery
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2009, 19:47:01 »
Raspberry Hill is the location, nice to see some new up to date photos, as normally they would not ley anyone in to have a look round.  OO

 

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