SD3307 : Q site night bombing decoy

taken 19 years ago, near to Great Altcar, Lancashire, Great Britain

Q site night bombing decoy
Q site night bombing decoy
Near Formby at Downholland Moss the remains of control shelter for a Q site still stand. Q sites were night bombing decoys. This one was built to decoy RAF Woodvale further up the coast. The Q site itself was almost one and a half miles long and was intended to represent an airfield at night and consisted of a dummy flarepath for landing aircraft and a v-shaped approach funnel. The centre arrow shows where a car headlight was located that was rotated to simulate a taxiing aircraft. The arrow on the right shows the remains of a blast wall, now collapsed.

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Date Taken
Monday, 2 November, 1998   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 14 December, 2005
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Pillboxes   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 330 078 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:33.7512N 3:0.7805W
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