SS5035 : Heanton Punchardon: towards Chivenor airfield

taken 10 years ago, near to Heanton Punchardon, Devon, Great Britain

Heanton Punchardon: towards Chivenor airfield
Heanton Punchardon: towards Chivenor airfield
A field of ripening barley with RMB Chivenor beyond. The airfield retains its runways largely in square SS4934 and control tower but no helicopters are visible: no 22 Squadron search and rescue is or was based here. Chivenor was the base where the Leigh Light was brought into use by Coastal Command in the U-Boat offensive in World War II. Squadrons of Vickers Wellingtons were stationed here equipped with a searchlight used at night to locate German submarines recharging their batteries on the surface in the Bay of Biscay. Today the complex is a Royal Marines base. Beyond the airfield, the Taw estuary
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Date Taken
Thursday, 2 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 3 August, 2007
Category
Farmland   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 504 354 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:5.9061N 4:8.2410W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 505 354
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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