SU2180 : 'Starfish' Decoy Control Bunker on Liddington Hill

taken 11 years ago, near to Liddington, Swindon, Great Britain

'Starfish' Decoy Control Bunker on Liddington Hill
'Starfish' Decoy Control Bunker on Liddington Hill, taken 11 years ago
This is the control bunker for a WWII 'Starfish' bombing decoy site. 'SF' - standing for 'Special Fire'. This would have been used to control fires which would have acted as a decoy to enemy planes targeting the town of Swindon to the north.

The bunker consisted of two rooms off a central passage. That on the right housed generators. The control room was on the left, with a hatch in the concrete roof. At the end of corridor someone has drawn a large swastika and the name 'Hitler'.
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Thursday, 7 September, 2006   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 12 September, 2006
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WGS84: 51:31.1649N 1:41.4917W
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