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HER Number:MDV78164
Name:Standard Beam Approach Beacon, Exeter Airfield

Summary

The inner of two directional wireless beacons marking the approach to Exeter airfield.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 013 939
Map Sheet:SY09SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishRockbeare
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishROCKBEARE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RADAR BEACON (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Francis, P., 1999, Exeter Airport. Historic Airport Survey for Devon County Council & East Devon District Council, 66 (Report - non-specific). SDV323390.

Inner Lorenz directional wireless beacon . Lorenz beacons emitted a series of signals which indicated to the pilot whether he was on the correct flight path. Outer (at SX99099345) and inner beacons were neccessary to assis in approaching the runway. This system was marketed in Britain as Standard Beam Approach.

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. 66.

Associated Monuments

MDV48842Part of: Exeter Airfield (Military) (Monument)
MDV48842Related to: Exeter Airfield (Military) (Monument)
MDV48842Part of: Exeter Airfield (Military) (Monument)
MDV48842Related to: Exeter Airfield (Military) (Monument)
MDV78163Related to: Standard Beam Approach Beacon, Exeter Airfield (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4774 - Historic Airport Survey, Exeter Airport

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2020 8:19AM