SH2826 : The site of RAF Hell's Mouth

taken 10 years ago, near to Towyn, Gwynedd, Great Britain

The site of RAF Hell's Mouth
The site of RAF Hell's Mouth
This view in a southerly direction encompasses much of this former grass airfield which was used as a gunnery and bombing range between 1936 and 1945.
Now peaceful, it was then at times a very noisy, and dangerous, place. Injuries and, at least one fatality, resulted from pilot error. In one night time bombing incident in which a searchlight on the nearby cliffs was being used to illuminate the target - a raft a mile out at sea - the bombs were dropped over the searchlight end of the beam.
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SH2826, 34 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 21 December, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 2 January, 2008
Category
Airfield (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 283 268 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:48.7127N 4:32.9225W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 286 269
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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