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Offline Knouterer

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Re: Dungeness West Battery
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012, 13:20:01 »
Interesting. Comparing this photo with the WD map of Dungeness published by Islesey elsewhere on this forum, it is clear that the two 4.7" guns of the DW battery are at the top of the picture, to the left of the road. The three 6" guns of the DE battery are at the bottom (the trapezoid shapes), and it seems as if the two on the left are pointing south (SSE?) while the third is at a 90° angle pointing roughly towards Folkestone - I think I can make out a semicircular glacis in front of that gun, but it's very unclear and there is a mysterious shadow.

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Re: Dungeness West Battery
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2011, 19:33:44 »
Regarding Dungeness West Battery.  I attach an AP, kindly scanned by Ted Ingham for me, which I think shows Dungeness West Battery.  The photo was taken in 1940 and is part of an album I have.  If this is the battery then it ties up with Islesy's NGR of TR 09151685.  My previous NGR being out.


Dungeness West Battery 1940.
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Re: Dungeness West Battery
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2011, 20:09:32 »
Barr and Stroud rangefinder at TR 0925 1680

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Dungeness West Battery
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 17:33:45 »
Dungeness West Battery is another WW2 emergency battery.  The Battery had installed 2 x 4.7 inch Mk V guns in July 1940.  The Battery was put in to Care and Maintenance in September 1942.  The guns are recorded as being action in July 1940 and again in November 1942.  There is no date of the removal of the guns.  The NGR of the Battery is TR 09051725.  The Battery number changed several times, started off as 374, later became 194 and then 335.  The Regiment started off as 13 CA Group, then was under 551 and later 520.  The battery position has not been confired on the ground but there are military buildings extant in the area behind.
If you can add anything please do.  JohnG

 

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