SY7481 : Defending Dorset: RAF Ringstead Chain Home Radar Station (14)

taken 2 months ago, near to Osmington Mills, Dorset, Great Britain

Defending Dorset: RAF Ringstead Chain Home Radar Station (14)
Defending Dorset: RAF Ringstead Chain Home Radar Station (14)
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Chain Home radar station: DoB ID: e25089
Upton Fort - Coastal Artillery Battery: DoB ID: S0015047

As well as its primary aircraft surveillance role, RAF Ringstead had a secondary one of shipping surveillance in which Upton Fort may have played a part. Seen here is a general view of one of its two former 9.2 in. gun emplacements - note the curved recess in the centre of the roof to allow for the traverse of the gun barrel. The fort has quite a long history having been completed in 1903 as part of Portland's coastal defences.

SY7481 : Defending Dorset: RAF Ringstead Chain Home Radar Station (15)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 11 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 15 April, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Construction, Development  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 7419 8156 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:37.9895N 2:21.9782W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SY 7419 8156
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