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Report - Broadmead Meadows HAA Battery - Surrey - August 2016

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by UrbanZ, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. UrbanZ

    UrbanZ 28DL Full Member
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    i had a couple of hours to kill the other day and living near to here i thought i'd walk down and take a couple of pics, not a lot has change since the last report on this place 3 years ago, to be honest not a lot has changed with this place in the 20 odd years I've been coming here, not structurally anyway, there's always new graffiti and fresh signs of a fire from a recent gathering and it's very overgrown but apart from that it never changes, just thought i would share for those interested.

    History from subterranea Britannica

    The Old Woking Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery (BM5) serving the Brooklands Gun Defended Area (GDA) was located between Broadmead Road and the River Wey at Old Woking.The only surviving structure, located alongside a footpath is the battery command post which is in good condition. The gun pits in the adjacent field have all been filled in and there is no trace of any other buildings.
    Official records for 1942 state that the battery was equipped with 4 X 3.7" mobile anti aircraft guns operated by 344 battery of 109 HAA regiment. Mobile guns were not permanently emplaced with a holdfast but were on wheels and axles and were the anti aircraft equipment of the field army. All the equipment could have been removed from the site within 30 minutes. There was no radar at this site.
    This regiment later landed in France on D Day as part of 30 Corps and fought to Germany
    There were six HAA gun sites in the Brooklands GDA of which three sites never had any guns emplaced.

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    its nothing special but thanks for looking.
     
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  2. Oxygen Thief

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    Interesting site, hefty chunk of concrete that is.

    Have you checked the other 5 sites out?
     
  3. UrbanZ

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    sure is a hefty chunk lol

    no i haven't checked the other 5 sites out yet, i plan too but like i said i was bored on sunday and had a couple of hours, this is like 15 mins walk from me.
     
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