SO8944 : Defford Satcom Site

taken 10 years ago, near to Besford, Worcestershire, Great Britain

Defford Satcom Site
Defford Satcom Site
Originally built in 1941 as RAF Defford. The Telecommunications Flying Unit TFU carried out Radar flight trials for TRE from 1942 : onwards.LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) . After the war Flying for the Royal Radar Establishment moved to Pershore and an interferometer was built at Defford: two large dishes mounted on railway lines could move along the old runways. When SRDE from Christchurch moved to Malvern in the 1970s to form the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment Deford was turned into a satcom site.
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SO8944, 29 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 4 August, 2007
Category
Research centre   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 899 440 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:5.7035N 2:8.9306W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 890 440
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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