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Chain Home Radar Station 05m

Hob Uid: 1476545
Location :
Kent
Folkestone and Hythe
Brookland
Grid Ref : TQ9750025400
Summary : The site of a Second World War Mobile Radio Unit at Harvey Farm established by September 1940. This was reserve equipment for the Chain Home radar station at Rye (CH05) in event of it being damaged by enemy action. It comprised an aerial mounted on a trailer and other receiver and transmission equipment stored in vehicles. This was used in place of a Buried Reserve at Rye. Aerial photography shows that the unit had been removed by 1973 and the site restored to agricultural use.
More information : A Mobile Radio Unit located at Harvey (TQ 975 254) established by 02-SEP-1940. This was reserve equipment for the Chain Home radar station at Rye (CH05) in event of it being damaged by enemy action. It comprised an aerial mounted on a trailer and other receiver and transmission equipment stored in vehicles. This was used in place of a Buried Reserve at Rye. (1)

The site of a Buried Reserve at Harvey (TQ 975 254). Aerial photography from 1973 shows the partial remains of a domestic camp located at TQ 974 245, but the radar site has been removed and the site restored to agricultural use. (2)

Sources :
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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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : Established by 1940
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : Chain Home Station, Radar Station
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 92 NE 28
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1476520
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