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Airfield Bombing Decoy Q67a

Hob Uid: 1465275
Location :
Wiltshire
All Cannings
Grid Ref : SU0800060800
Summary : A Second World War bombing decoy at All Cannings that was built to deflect enemy bombing from Royal Air Force Upavon airfield. This was a 'Q-type' night decoy, which displayed a series of lights to simulate an active airfield. It is referenced as being in use from 1941 to 1942. By the 1970s the site had been given over to agricultural use and no features of the decoy survive.
More information : A Second World War 'Q-type' bombing decoy located at All Cannings (SU 080 608). It was constructed to deflect enemy bombing from RAF Upavon. It is referenced as being in use between 01-AUG-1941 and 12-AUG-1942. (1)

By 1973 the site had been given over to agricultural use and no features of the All Cannings decoy survive. (2)

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

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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Page(s) : 94,106
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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) : 86
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Source Number : 3
Source : Fields of deception: Britain's bombing decoys of World War II
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : Built by 1941
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : Bombing Decoy
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SU06SE525
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 06 SE 161
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1430889
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