SJ7369 : WWII Cheshire, RAF Cranage, near Middlewich - sleeping shelter (7)

taken 2 months ago, near to Rudheath Woods, Cheshire, Great Britain

WWII Cheshire, RAF Cranage, near Middlewich - sleeping shelter (7)
WWII Cheshire, RAF Cranage, near Middlewich - sleeping shelter (7)
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A sleeping shelter for night fighter aircrew. It once accommodated up to 22 men in 11 partitioned cubicles. These and the external blast walls have since been removed, along with the original entrance in the southern end that was widened to allow access post-war for farm animals. Fighter pilots of No. 96 (Night Fighter) Squadron would have used the shelter during their time here. They operated MkI Hurricanes at Cranage from the latter half of 1940 until October 1941.

SJ7369 : WWII Cheshire, RAF Cranage, near Middlewich - pillbox (8)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 3 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 11 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Air transport  Construction, Development  Defence, Military  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7391 6944 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:13.2818N 2:23.5327W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7389 6943
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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