TG2502 : Entrance to the former radar station

taken 7 years ago, near to Upper Stoke, Norfolk, Great Britain

Entrance to the former radar station
Entrance to the former radar station, taken 7 years ago
The former guardhouse can be seen in the background. It now houses a small museum > LinkExternal link.

"Chain Home" was the codename for a ring of coastal radar stations built before and during WWII. The system is otherwise known as AMES Type 1. It was devised by Sir Robert Watson-Watt's Air Ministry research station near Bawdsey, Suffolk, and consists of radar fixed on top of a radio tower mast called a 'station' to provide long-range detection of aircraft. The Chain Home stations were arranged around the British coast, initially in the South and East but later the entire coastline, including the Shetland Islands. The system was dismantled after the war, but some of the tall steel radar towers were converted to new uses > LinkExternal link. LinkExternal link
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Tuesday, 13 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 13 October, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 253 026 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.4815N 1:19.4298E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 253 026
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