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Monument Number 1487466

Hob Uid: 1487466
Location :
Kent
Swale
Dunkirk
Grid Ref : TR0850058500
Summary : The domestic site of Dunkirk radar station. It was built in the early 1950s as part of the Rotor programme and accommodated station personnel. Aerial photography from 1972 shows bases for huts visible amidst woods and scrub.
More information : The Rotor programme was developed to upgrade the wartime radar technology to detect and locate fast-flying jets. It was approved by the Air Council in June 1950. There were three main components to the Rotor stations: the technical site, including the radars, operation blocks and other installations; the domestic site, where personnel were accommodated; and the stand-by set house, a reserve power supply.

The domestic site for Dunkirk radar station was located at TR 085 585. (1-2)

Aerial photography from 1972 shows bases for huts visible amidst woods and scrub at TR 0880 5868. (3)

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Source : Twentieth century fortifications in England. Volume XI.1. The Cold War (text)
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Source : Twentieth century fortifications in England. Volume XI.2. The Cold War (Appendices)
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Source : Twentieth Century Military Recording Project: Cold War Rotor Stations
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Mid 20th Century
Display Date : Mid 20th Century
Monument End Date : 1959
Monument Start Date : 1950
Monument Type : Domestic Site
Evidence : Demolished Building

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TR 05 NE 62
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, LANDSCAPES OF WAR RECORDING PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2008-01-01
End Date : 2009-12-31