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Airfield Bombing Decoy Q21b

Hob Uid: 1464374
Location :
North Kesteven
Grid Ref : TF0950054300
Summary : A Second World War bombing decoy at Dorrington that was built to deflect enemy bombing from Royal Air Force Digby airfield. This was a 'Q-type' decoy, which displayed a series of lights simulating an active airfield. It is referenced as being in use during 1942. By the 1970s the site had been given over to agricultural use and no features of the decoy survive. A further bombing decoy for Royal Air Force Digby was located at Ruskington.
More information : A Second World War 'Q-type' bombing decoy located at Dorrington (TF 095 543). This decoy was constructed to deflect enemy night bombing from RAF Digby. Referenced as being in operation on 12-AUG-1942. A further bombing decoy for Digby was located at Ruskington (TF 111 514). (1)

By 1975 the site had been given over to agricultural uasge and no features of the decoy site survive. (2)

NGR concords with that given in source 1. (3)

Aerial photograph referenced in source 2 showing agricultural use of site. (4)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Twentieth century fortifications in England, volume 3. Bombing decoys of WWII : England's passive air defences, 1939-45
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Source Number : 2
Source : Twentieth century military recording project: World War Two bombing decoy sites
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Page(s) : 107
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Source Number : 3
Source : Fields of deception: Britain's bombing decoys of World War II
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Source Number : 4
Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : OS/75305/28. 24-JUN-1975
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : Built by 1942
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : Bombing Decoy
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TF 05 SE 83
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1393727
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1464370
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, LANDSCAPES OF WAR RECORDING PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2008-01-01
End Date : 2009-12-31