SJ7369 : WWII Cheshire, RAF Cranage, near Middlewich - Airfield Battle Headquarters (15)

taken 2 months ago, near to Byley, Cheshire, Great Britain

WWII Cheshire, RAF Cranage, near Middlewich - Airfield Battle Headquarters (15)
WWII Cheshire, RAF Cranage, near Middlewich - Airfield Battle Headquarters (15)
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Battle Headquarters: DoB ID: S0012869

A conventional airfield Battle HQ having a single observation cupola. Sited to give an overall view of the airfield, it would have acted as a command post for the defence commander if the airfield came under attack. The structure would originally have been blast protected with a covering of an earth bank that has since eroded away. Internally there was an office, messengers room, sleeping accommodation, telephone exchange (PBX) and chemical closet, while at the eastern end the observation post has a narrow viewing slit all the way round for a 360 degree view.

SJ7369 : WWII Cheshire, RAF Cranage, near Middlewich - Airfield Battle Headquarters (16)
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Date Taken
Friday, 4 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 7323 6945 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:13.2852N 2:24.1438W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7323 6945
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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