SY7681 : Ringstead Bay c.1970

taken 51 years ago, near to Holworth, Dorset, Great Britain

Ringstead Bay c.1970
Ringstead Bay c.1970
An historic photo of Ringstead Bay with in the distance the twin parabolic aerials of the US Airforce Tropospheric Scatter radio-relay link to Spain. The system at Ringstead was operated by the USAF No. 6 Detachment, 2180 Communications Squadron from Dec 1963 to 1974, with the two massive aerial arrays dismantled by March 1975. The wartime Chain Home radar station of RAF Ringstead operated on the site from Jan 1941, and continued in service after the war as a "Rotor Radar" station until 1956.
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SY7681, 83 images   (more nearby search)
Contributed by
Mike Searle   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
1970   (more nearby)
Friday, 15 July, 2016
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Construction, Development  Communications  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 7609 8138 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:37.8973N 2:20.3657W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 7677 8134
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Tropospheric Scatter Communications Site 

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