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Offline LenP

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Re: Ravelin Battery Sheerness
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2011, 21:37:30 »
What a cracking postcard!
Is it postally used? or any other clue to the date?

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Re: Ravelin Battery Sheerness
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2011, 08:37:01 »
I believe this photo shows one of the guns apparently in camouflage to the left of the photo

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Re: Ravelin Battery Sheerness
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2010, 12:33:06 »
A lot of pics were taken of Fletchers Battery etc in 1919, Could this be 1919?
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Re: Ravelin Battery Sheerness
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2010, 23:33:10 »
No I do not have a date. best estimate would be 1920's but could be wrong. Has anyone else got any idea?

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Re: Ravelin Battery Sheerness
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2010, 10:32:43 »
Great find :)

Any idea of when it was taken?
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Re: Ravelin Battery Sheerness
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2010, 10:18:34 »
after many years of searching I finaly found a picture of Ravelin Battery. It is not a good pic but its the best I have seen. Has anyone gat anything better?

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Re: Ravelin Battery Sheerness
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2010, 00:00:13 »
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Re: Ravelin Battery Sheerness
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2009, 18:00:48 »
These guns were handed over in a completed state on 11th February, 1908, to the Royal Artillery. The total cost of guns, mountings, ammunition, etc., and emplacements was £54,473. They were mounted for the protection of the approaches to the Medway and Chatham Dockyard.

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Re: Ravelin Battery Sheerness
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2009, 16:38:04 »
This was also the site of Barrage Balloon's in WWII, in 1943 one of these drifted from its moorings and exploded causing enough damage to the accomodation huts for the garrison to be moved to the local barracks.

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Ravelin Battery Sheerness
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2008, 12:56:56 »
Demolished in 1993 for the building of Tesco on the site this victorian gun battery had 2 9.2" guns, has been used as a zoo and had a scenic railway run around it.  Unfortunatly the only pictures i have are from other sources  :'(  (Although Colin has a few (I'm sure they have been posted before).

Here is one picture from 1978 showing the extent of flooding


 

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