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Offline nsa-x-file

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Re: Farthingloe HAA Battery, near Dover
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2015, 17:52:00 »
Thought I would share my aerial footage from the site last month.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ6JBF1yB-0


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Re: Farthingloe HAA Battery, near Dover
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2012, 13:31:35 »
Many thanks all.


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Re: Farthingloe HAA Battery, near Dover
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2012, 12:38:27 »
Can anybody tell me if the site is accessible to the public or do you need permission to visit it? If it is accesible where is the best place to park?

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Yes mao10 is it publicly accessible. I parked in Shakespeare Road and walked there past the Citadel Battery.

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Re: Farthingloe HAA Battery, near Dover
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2012, 13:37:57 »
Regarding the gun crews and shelters, I hope the crews were at their stations if it was an air raid, not hiding away.  You can visit the site but it is a bit of a walk, several ways to get there.

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Re: Farthingloe HAA Battery, near Dover
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2012, 22:15:50 »
Can anybody tell me if the site is accessible to the public or do you need permission to visit it? If it is accesible where is the best place to park?

Thanks

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Re: Farthingloe HAA Battery, near Dover
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2012, 14:07:44 »
As far as I know the crews sheltered in semi-sunken Nissen huts within the Battery. I sure JohnG knows for sure.

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Re: Farthingloe HAA Battery, near Dover
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2012, 12:53:36 »
No Deep Shelter at Farthingloe.  Coast Batteries had deep shelters but not heavy anti-aircraft batteries.

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Re: Farthingloe HAA Battery, near Dover
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2012, 11:30:52 »
Like the pics Ive been up here a few times and missed those photographic opportunities, were there any Deep Shelters at this site ?


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Re: Farthingloe HAA Battery, near Dover
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2012, 19:25:02 »
Picture one shows the crew of 233 Battery in September 1940.  In the picture are Sergeant G. Piggott, L/Bdr W.G. Kirby, Gners J Hood, F. Hogben, C. Hart, J.F. Scopes, P.W. Day, W. Miller, D. Tapp, A.D. Stone, and S.W. Hemmings.

The second picture shows the guns still under construction.

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Re: Farthingloe HAA Battery, near Dover
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2012, 20:16:51 »
no surving plans are known

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Re: Farthingloe HAA Battery, near Dover
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2012, 20:26:40 »
Has anyone ever seen a plan for this site? I've searched the National Archives & EH on line catalogues and 'googled' for one but can't find one anywhere.

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Re: Farthingloe HAA Battery, near Dover
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2012, 13:52:43 »
Thanks cliveh :)

It's good to see details like that, that have survived.

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Re: Farthingloe HAA Battery, near Dover
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2012, 11:24:38 »
Some WWII graffitti from one of the magazines:












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Re: Farthingloe HAA Battery, near Dover
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2012, 17:06:18 »
The pillbox you spotted is a Dover Quad which overlooks the Folkestone Road.
When you've got your back to wall, there's only one thing to do and that's to turn around and fight. (John Major)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/unfairytale/sets/

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Re: Farthingloe HAA Battery, near Dover
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2012, 16:46:19 »
Found the battery today, what a trek, not to be attempted by the faint hearted. A very interesting site, one can easily imagine what the place must have been like when in operation, the noise, the flashes from guns, shouting, the smell must have been choking as was the smoke. How they got the ammo up there is beyond my ken the track is so steep.Wwas the o.p./pill box just down the hill have another role?

 

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