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Report - WW2 AA Batterry, Rhossili, Wales - 20/02/07

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by Plank, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Plank

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    A friend who found this on Google Earth wanted to do this as his first foray into UE. So listening to what he described my mind started to run away with what we might find. After parking the car a massive trek (by my standards) into the wilderness started. Found another local ROC post I wanted to go and have a snoop down it but the rookie was going to have none of it (westy you chicken! :p) so on we went up this mountain, well a bloody big hill. After about 20 mins wandering round we asked a rambler if she knew of it and were we going in the right direction :thumb

    Another 30 mins and I spotted a massive pile of rubble and after walking round the corner it was right in front of us. I was a little disappointed as I was expecting roofs and rooms (a lesson to NEVER trust GE) but I was impressed with the size of the place! Bigger than the street I live in. According to a local website it would have contained

    "Nestled into the sandstone rock on the western flank is what remains of a World War II military outpost, a sentry station of protection for the industrial city of Swansea. With assault batteries, bunkers and anti-aircraft placements, Rhossili Downs, the fortress of South Wales, repelled the advancing German bombers as they attempted to destroy the industrial, social and economic fabric of South West Wales."

    Here's whats left of it today -

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    Bit of graffiti -

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    Looking out into the Bristol channel -

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    Cheers - Plank
     
    #1 Plank, Feb 20, 2008
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2008

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