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HER Number:MDV71806
Name:Exeter, Site [B] AA Battery


Light AA Battery at Site '[B]', Exeter.


Grid Reference:SY 008 936
Map Sheet:SY09SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClyst Honiton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLYST HONITON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Military structures; earthworks and archaeological remains of World War II, RAF Exeter and post medieval catchmeadows and orchard banks on footprint of modern Exeter Airport and to the east

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Dobinson, C. S., 1996, Anti-aircraft artillery, 1914-46 (Monograph). SDV323690.

Light AA Battery at site '[B]', Exeter. Equipped with a single 40mm Bofors gun on a MkII platform. Manned by 75 Regt, 303 Bty. Other details: AAI.

Francis, P., 1999, Exeter Airport. Historic Airport Survey for Devon County Council & East Devon District Council, 39, 138 (Report - non-specific). SDV323390.

Treasbeare Farm South EL2 (EL2). Equipped with a MkIII Bofors gun and supporting Lewis gun, 12 Regt, 34 Bty (temporary 35 bty). 13 April 1941 to 5 June 1941. On night of 9/10 May 1941 Single aircraft attacked aerodrome, aircraft engaged by Bofors gun. On night 11/12 May 1941 a total of 93 40mm rounds and 250 .303 rounds were fired during two air-raids.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV323390Report - non-specific: Francis, P.. 1999. Exeter Airport. Historic Airport Survey for Devon County Council & East Devon District Council. Airfield Research Publishing Report. Digital + A4. 39, 138.
SDV323690Monograph: Dobinson, C. S.. 1996. Anti-aircraft artillery, 1914-46. Twentieth Century Fortifications in England. I.4. A4 Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV48842Related to: Exeter Airfield (Military) (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 16 2021 1:34PM