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Report - RAF Stenigot 16/07/08

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by Rookinella, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Rookinella

    Rookinella I should have danced all night
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    We went here on day 6th of our road trip (I think) and we nearly didn't find it. Apparently huge dishes have the power to hide when you're looking out for them from the sunny heights of the lowest Rover in the UK. The dishes are beautiful and really photogenic when the light faded. I was told it's possible to climb to the top but I kept sliding down, being stabbed by little bolts all the way down:p Here's the pics! Cheers to OT for helping us find them!

    RAF Stenigot was a World War 2 radar station situated near Donington on Bain, Lincolnshire, England.

    It was part of the Chain Home radar network, intended to provide long range early warning for raids from Luftflotte V and the northern elements of Luftflotte II along the approaches to Sheffield and Nottingham and the central midlands.

    After World War II, the site was retained as part of the Chain Home network. In 1959 it was upgraded to a communications relay site as part of the ACE High programme, which involved adding four tropospheric scatter dishes.

    The site was decommissioned in the late 1980s and was mostly demolished by 1996.


    Subbrit's page on what the dishes looked like when in use-I can't believe they were only held up by those little spindly legs:eek:

    http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/sites/s/stenigot/

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