NO7464 : RAF St Cyrus WWII Chain Home Low radar station (1)

taken 1 month ago, near to St Cyrus, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

RAF St Cyrus WWII Chain Home Low radar station (1)
RAF St Cyrus WWII Chain Home Low radar station (1)
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Chain Home Low Station: EDoB ID: e25259
Transmitter/Receiver Block.

Considered pre-war for the site of a Chain Home station, it was eventually included in the crash programme of CHL stations started in January 1940. RAF St Cyrus opened and was working before the end of February 1940, and opened fully by October 1940. Located to the north of Montrose, St Cyrus existed primarily for coastal defence.

CHL stations were largely superseded in 1942 with the introduction of the AMES type 7 GCI station. CHL nevertheless continued to play an important role in the early warning and detection of low flying aircraft, often co-sited with Chain Home Extra Low (CHEL) radars, further extending detection to as low as 50 feet.

NO7464 : RAF St Cyrus WWII Chain Home Low radar station (2)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 20 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 6 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Construction, Development  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 7419 6406 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:46.0447N 2:25.4307W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NO 7420 6403
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