TL9220 : RADAR Spinney Birch Airfield

near to Hardy's Green, Essex, Great Britain

RADAR Spinney Birch Airfield
RADAR Spinney Birch Airfield
The picture was taken looking east from Blind Lane (see TL9119), which was one of the secondary runways of Birch Airfield south west of Colchester. From the name the stand of trees is clearly on the site of the airfield’s RADAR installation. Birch Airfield was built so late in the war it never became fully operational as a fighter or bomber station however it was attacked twice by the Luftwaffe. The history of Birch Airfield can be found at LinkExternal link The picture clearly shows the modern road surface on top of the concrete runway.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 9 October, 2005   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 11 October, 2005
Woodland > Woodland   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 921 202 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:50.8402N 0:47.2516E
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 920 202
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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