TG0318 : Airmen's accommodation huts

taken 4 years ago, near to Mill Street, Norfolk, Great Britain

Airmen's accommodation huts
Airmen's accommodation huts
The airmen on the 100 Group RAF camp were housed in Asbestos huts. Asbestos huts look similar to Nissen huts but have a flatter curve and use foundation walls. Unlike Nissen huts they needed no frame and were self supporting; their roofs were made of corrugated asbestos, not corrugated iron sheeting. Asbestos huts were first introduced in 1942 and manufactured by Turners Asbestos Co Ltd of Trafford Park, Manchester.
100 Group RAF
In WW2, 100 Group RAF was responsible for a series of secret operations involving the development and testing of more than 32 different devices. The specially equipped aircraft of this group flew within the bomber stream, using electronic jamming devices to disrupt enemy radio communications and radar, allowing the RAF fighters to home in onto the enemy aircraft, and shoot them down or at least disrupt their missions aimed against the allied bomber streams. By the end of the war the group had played a huge part in reducing the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe night-fighters and ground defences.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 December, 2014   (more nearby)
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Monday, 15 December, 2014
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Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 03 18 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.5508N 1:0.7265E
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