NS4277 : Starfish Decoy control bunker

near to Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Starfish Decoy control bunker
Starfish Decoy control bunker
For another contributor's earlier picture of the bunker see NS4277 : Starfish Decoy Site - Control Bunker, Auchenreoch Muir. See the end-note for further details; for related images, click on the end-note title.

The edge of Square Wood can be seen on the left, and the land on the right slopes away into the glen of NS4277 : The Garshake Burn.
Auchenreoch Starfish decoy
During the Second World War, so-called Starfish decoys were carefully designed to provide very convincing false targets for enemy bombers. See LinkExternal link (at Secret Scotland) for a full explanation, and LinkExternal link (at the same site) for a detailed description (with many photos) of the particular site shown here.
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Sunday, 1 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 12 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Period (from Tags)
Second World War 
Near (from Tags)
Square Wood 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4204 7754 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.8885N 4:31.9336W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4203 7753
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Starfish Decoy  Control Bunker 

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