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Report - St Martins Deep Shelter - Dover - Nov 2011

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by Nelly, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Nelly

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    Splored with Skeleton Key, UrbanX, Wevsky, SpaceInvader, Troglodyte, Mrs Troglodyte and Urban Ginger

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    Planning for this battery situated just south east of the Drop Redoubt started around 1853 and completed in the 1870's and was updated at the begining of the second world war, this included the building of the Deep Underground Shelter

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    The battery housed 10" RML guns which protectively looked out over The Straits of Dover in The English Channel

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    In 1867 a gun exploded during the saluting of the Sultan departing Dover, killing a gunner by ripping his arm off and injuring two others of the crew. The gunner was named Andrew McDowell and his grave can still be found in St. James's cemetery

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    Sadly the bottom half has broken off but the rest reads: "...by the Officers and Non-Com Officers, Gunners and Trumpeteers, No.1 Battery, 2nd Brigade, R.A., to the memory of Gunner Andrew McDowell of the above battery who was killed by acident in the Drop Battery, at Dover..."

    The Deep Shelter

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    The Deep Shelter has suffered several cave-ins

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    Thanks for looking

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