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Chain Home Station 22m

Hob Uid: 1476788
Location :
Essex
Rochford
Canewdon
Grid Ref : TQ9190093800
Summary : The site of a Second World War Mobile Radio Unit at Loftmans Farm established by September 1940. This was reserve equipment for the Chain Home radar station at Canewdon (CH22) in event of it being damaged by enemy action. It comprised an aerial mounted in a trailer and other receiver and transmission equipment stored in vehicles. The unit has since been removed and the site restored to agricultural use.
More information : A Mobile Radio Unit located at Loftmans (TQ 919 938) established by 10-SEP-1940. This was reserve equipment for the Chain Home radar station at Canewdon (CH22) in event of it being damaged by enemy action. It comprised an aerial mounted in a trailer and other receiver and transmission equipment stored in vehicles. (1)

A Second World War buried reserve at Loftmans, known as 22M. Aerial photography from 1981 shows that the equipment has been removed and the site restored to agricultural use. (2)

Aerial photograph referenced in source 2. (3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Twentieth century fortifications in England, volume 7. Acoustics and radar: England's early warning systems 1915-1945
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Source Number : 2
Source : Twentieth century military recording project: World War Two radar stations
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Source Number : 3
Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : MAL/81002/99 25-JAN-1981
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : Second World War
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : Radar Station, Chain Home Station
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 99 SW 54
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Associated Monuments : 1412472
Relationship type : General association

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