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Chain Home Radar Station 02m

Hob Uid: 1476481
Location :
Kent
Canterbury
Blean
Grid Ref : TR1290061700
Summary : The site of a Royal Air Force Mobile Radio Unit at Cutballs Farm established by September 1940. This was reserve equipment for the Chain Home radar station at Dunkirk (CH02) 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. This was used in place of a Buried Reserve at Dunkirk. Aerial photography shows that the unit had been removed by 1969 and the site restored to agricultural use.
More information : A Mobile Radio Unit located at Cutballs (TR 129 617) established by 02-SEP-1940. This was reserve equipment for the Chain Home radar station at Dunkirk (CH02) 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. This was used in place of a Buried Reserve at Dunkirk. (1)

The site of a Buried Reserve at Cutballs (TR 129 617). Aerial photography from 1969 shows that the equipment has been removed and the site restored to agricultural use. (2)

Aerial photograph referenced in source 2 showing agricultural use of site. (3)

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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Source Number : 3
Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : MAL/69029/122 05-APR-1969
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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 : Radar Station, Chain Home Station
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TR 16 SW 53
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1377189
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