TG2721 : WWII site south of RAF Coltishall (detail)

taken 3 years ago, near to Great Hautbois, Norfolk, Great Britain

WWII site south of RAF Coltishall (detail)
WWII site south of RAF Coltishall (detail)
Remains of an old door with the number "31" stencilled on the door frame, on an old military site near RAF Coltishall. The site > LinkExternal link comprises a number of buildings and structures and two pillboxes, one at each end. Known locally as the "old radio station", there were large masts secured by concrete stanchions and wooden accommodation huts encased within the brick walls, which would indicate a direction finding radar station serving RAF Coltishall.
RAF Coltishall
The station opened in 1939 as a fighter airfield during WW2. It later became a station for night fighters and then for ground attack aircraft until it was closed in 2006. Coltishall was the last surviving operational RAF airfield involved in the Battle of Britain other than RAF Northolt. The station was home to more than 80 fighter squadrons during its time of operation and 207 enemy aircraft were destroyed during the war. The airfield is currently owned by Norfolk County Council, with most of the former domestic site now being occupied by HMP Bure. See also: LinkExternal link
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TG2721, 48 images   (more nearby )
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Evelyn Simak   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 12 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 16 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2744 2115 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.4061N 1:22.0697E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2741 2115
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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