SJ7369 : WWII Cheshire, RAF Cranage, near Middlewich - LAA Emplacement (22)

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

WWII Cheshire, RAF Cranage, near Middlewich - LAA Emplacement (22)
WWII Cheshire, RAF Cranage, near Middlewich - LAA Emplacement (22)
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Machine Gun Emplacement: DoB ID: e28150

On the south side adjacent to the Battle HQ is a modified brick and concrete-built machine gun post with a light anti-aircraft position. It had a dual role with an anti-aircraft machine gun position at one end, and a point defence position at the other. It housed four men, armed with light machine guns. In the centre of the two positions is an underground ammunition store that also provided a shelter for the gun crew. It was also protected by earth banking that has since eroded away.

SJ7369 : WWII Cheshire, RAF Cranage, near Middlewich - LAA Emplacement (23)
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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 6944 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:13.2798N 2:24.1437W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7324 6944
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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