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Report - RAF Stenigot, Lincolnshire, July '11

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by tablets, Jul 3, 2011.

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    RAF Stenigot was opened in 1940 as an east coast Chain Home radar station. Stenigot provided 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.

    East coast stations were built to the same design as the experimental radar establishment set up at Bawdsey in 1936 consisting of a protected transmitter and receiver block with transmitter aerials suspended from four 350' steel towers and the receiver aerials mounted on four 240' timber towers. The operations blocks of an east coast CH are classified as Type A with a 5' 6" layer of shingle on the roof to disperse blast, and earth banks around them.

    RAF Stenigot was also provided with a buried reserve which consisted of duplicate transmitter and receiver blocks at a dispersed location. The stand-by set house, which at Stenigot has now been demolished, was of similar construction.

    In 1959, Stenigot was selected as part of NATO's Ace High communications programme developed in the mid 1950's.

    Ace High was a tropospheric scatter/microwave link system providing an exclusive communications network comprising 49 tropospheric scatter links and 40 line-of-sight microwave links. It extended from northern Norway and through central Europe to eastern Turkey and included 570 voice, 260 telegraph and 60 data circuits at 84 sites.

    There were five sites in Britain:

    Shetland Islands
    Mormond Hill near Fraserburgh (Aberdeenshire)
    Brizlee Wood near Alnwick (Northumberland)
    Detling near Maidstone (Kent)
    Stenigot (Lincolnshire)

    Visited solo, late afternoon.

    And now time for the pics.

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    Thanks for looking :)
     
    #1 tablets, Jul 3, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2011

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