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Report - North Weald Mobilisation Centre - June 2010

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by MarkR, Jul 6, 2010.

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    Very overgrown since last time i went a few years ago and you cant get into the casemates anymore unless you have waders to get through the flooded minging swamp that now encircles them. The nearby radio station that dated from WW2 has now been demolished. At least the rare Allen Williams Turret still remains although falling to pieces.

    Some bits of history from the subbrit website:

    13 Mobilisation Centres were built between 1889 and 1903 as part of the London Defence Scheme. These were not planned as forts although some of them would have been armed on mobilisation. Their main function was as a store for guns, small arms ammunition, tools and other equipment required for the batteries and infantry allocated for the defence of the neighbourhood in the event of a foreign invasion. The casemates could also be used as barrack accommodation.
    The North Weald Redoubt was the first of the mobilisation centres to be constructed and the only fortified centre north of the Thames.

    When the London Defence Scheme was abandoned in 1906, the Redoubt was retained as an ammunition store. In World War I the line of the London Defence Positions was reactivated as the inner stop line to resist a German invasion.

    The Marconi Co. brought the site and the surrounding land in 1920 and set up the Ongar Radio Station. During World War II, because of the importance of the radio station, it was classed as a Vulnerable Point. Special VP Troops were stationed there to protect it and two Allen Williams Turrets were installed, one on each flank.

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