TG2502 : Receiver block at the former RAF Stoke Holy Cross radar station

taken 8 years ago, near to Upper Stoke, Norfolk, Great Britain

Receiver block at the former RAF Stoke Holy Cross radar station
Receiver block at the former RAF Stoke Holy Cross radar station
"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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Date Taken
Tuesday, 13 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 13 October, 2009
Category
World War II defences   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 252 027 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.5324N 1:19.3451E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 251 027
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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