SZ7099 : WWII Hampshire: Hayling Island - Sinah Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery (34)

taken 2 months ago, near to South Hayling, Hampshire, Great Britain

WWII Hampshire: Hayling Island - Sinah Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery (34)
WWII Hampshire: Hayling Island - Sinah Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery (34)
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Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery: DoB ID: e00047

This interpretation panel of the wartime HAA site at Sinah has been provided by Havant Borough Council. The HAA Battery site is now scheduled by Historic England as an Ancient Monument, one of the best preserved of its kind. Tragically, it was the scene of a disaster on the night of 17th & 18th April 1941, when successful decoys set up to lure enemy bomber formations away from the City of Portsmouth resulted in a direct hit on the Sinah gun site killing six men of 219 Battery, 57th HAA Regiment, Royal Artillery. They are commemorated on a wall plaque in one of the emplacements. Those who died were: James Bardoe, James Collingbine, Arthur Farmer, Reginald Knight, James Powell, and Leonard Ward.

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SZ7099 : WWII Hampshire: Hayling Island - Sinah Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery (35)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 March, 2017   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 28 March, 2017
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Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Air transport  Construction, Development  Defence, Military 
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