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Report - Gleniffer Braes decoy bunker 5/2012

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by pantomime horse, May 19, 2012.

  1. pantomime horse

    pantomime horse Nay Nay and thrice Nay
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    Another of the decoy bunkers from the clyde AA defences from second world war.
    This one is in the hills above Paisley.
    Decoy bunkers were designed to set of lights or fake fires to make enemy bombers drop their bombs in the wrong place.

    heres a 1940 aerial photo showing control bunker next to wall in field and across the road the decoy fire pans and an aa battery gun emplacement.

    was up near here so strolled across to the bunker
    at first sight it looks a standard entrance and 2 room setup. with a big hole knocked in one side

    so I was more than a little surprised when I got closer to see it appeared to be missing a room. they are usually symetrical from the entrance

    looking in through entrance

    in entrance then you enter this room

    note big hole in wall beside escape hatch ladder

    this pipe continued through the wall

    and out to a distance of about 2 metres

    and there were a couple of holes like this

    no machine/engine room and no signs of wiring.
    rather strange. all the other clyde aa decoy bunkers I know of are 2 rooms.

    and thats about it. not much to see at all. the gun emplacement area is apparently covered by a huge electric station now.
    #1 pantomime horse, May 19, 2012
    Last edited: May 19, 2012

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