SN7200 : Bombing Decoy Control Bunker on Mynydd Drumau

taken 11 years ago, near to Bryn-Coch, Neath Port Talbot/Castell-Nedd Port Talbot, Great Britain

Bombing Decoy Control Bunker on Mynydd Drumau
Bombing Decoy Control Bunker on Mynydd Drumau
This bunker was part of a relatively secret programme of decoy sites designed to fool World War II German bombers into targeting unpopulated countryside instead of towns, factories and airfields. The bunker has two rooms, one of which would have housed a generator and the other of which was to observe (through a hatch in the roof) and control an area of lights and fires laid out to emulate a town or airfield when viewed at altitude in the dark.
It is situated in the corner of a field, right next to a wide track, now with no obvious access through the boundaries in between.

This site was missed in the original Defence of Britain survey but has been included in the Pillbox Study Group's "Extended Defence of Britain" database with ID e09843. The entry probably comes from a book called "Fields of Deception" by Colin Dobinson which is about these sites.

For an internal view see SN7200 : Interior, south chamber, bunker on Mynydd Drumau
For another site in this local group see SS7898 : Bombing Decoy Bunker above Tonna - Exterior

Bunkers in this programme are sometimes known as QL, Starfish, SF or Special Fire.
For general info on these see:
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SN7200, 12 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 22 January, 2007
Category
Military installation   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 7254 0083 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:41.5025N 3:50.7257W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 7252 0082
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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