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Offline JohnG

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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #43 on: April 25, 2016, 20:36:53 »
It should be remembered that the RML battery was St Martin's Battery and the WW2 battery was Western Heights Battery..  johng

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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #42 on: October 23, 2015, 15:47:56 »
The gate was open for a very brief time back in July:

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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #41 on: September 04, 2012, 21:27:37 »
Apparently the gate at the entrance to the deep shelter has had its top replaced and is now unaccessable.

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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #40 on: November 01, 2011, 15:12:41 »
Oops! sorry. I replaced the photo with a larger one. Here's the earlier one.

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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #39 on: November 01, 2011, 08:14:46 »
But evidently later as the guns are now gone.  :(

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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #38 on: October 31, 2011, 20:22:24 »
Great shot thanks :-)

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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #37 on: October 31, 2011, 00:58:29 »
My pleasure. Here's a clearer shot.


Which also shows St Martins's final armament of two 6" BLs still in situ...

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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2011, 21:06:32 »
My pleasure. Here's a clearer shot.

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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2011, 21:04:28 »
Thanks unfairtale :-)

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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2011, 20:53:27 »
It's the laundry. The Married Soldiers Quarters are next door but just out of shot. The building at the extreme edge of the photo are the Workshop and Wash House. Part of the Grand Shaft Barracks and no longer there.
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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2011, 19:29:50 »
I am aware of the car repairers. I mean the buildings to the right of that looking like they are on the bank between there and the old barracks site with the footpath that seems to come down to St Martins Battery / Barracks footpath or are they part of the same site now.

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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2011, 21:35:17 »
Riding with the Angles, the building behind St Martin's battery, above the battery, is the old gun sheds.  The building is still there and in use as some sort of car repair centre.
It all looks very different now due to the vegitation.

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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2011, 17:13:14 »
John G - what are the buildings top right of your larger vertical image? Are they still there?

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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #30 on: October 26, 2011, 14:58:37 »
A few pics of the three gun emplacenents taken on a visit earlier this week:







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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2011, 20:01:39 »
Inside of rail to inside is approx 32 inches.  Outside to outside is approx 35.5 inches.  JohnG

Thanks JohnG, that confirms it was for a movable loading platform (34inches) as suspected.
I have had no luck so far with a diagram or plan as this form of mounting was short-lived.
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