NO5704 : Guardroom, RAF Anstruther

taken 13 years ago, near to Anstruther Easter, Fife, Great Britain

Guardroom, RAF Anstruther
Guardroom, RAF Anstruther
The guardroom to the former domestic site of RAF Anstruther. Behind me were the barrack blocks for the RAF station which went on to see service as Anstruther's holiday village and have now been pulled down and a modern development is now taking place. The buildings to the right of the old guardroom on Toll Road were married quarters for other ranks.
RAF Anstruther was part of the Chain Home system (CH). Chain Home was the world's first RADAR system to see active service. CH was developed in the pre war years by a team lead by Watson Watt who to my mind was a bit of an unsung hero of the time. It was primitive, but when your back's against the wall you go with what you have got. In 1939 Britain did and CH worked.
RAF Anstruther's operational site and its masts were, to the best of my ability, thought to have been in the area of NO5608. This area went on to become the site of the cold war "secret bunker". Totally open to corrections please email me via the site. Thanks to James Allan and Dennis Anderson for further information about the station.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 27 April, 2006   (more nearby)
Thursday, 27 April, 2006
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 571 040 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:13.5967N 2:41.6091W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 572 040
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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