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Report - HMS Forward, South Heighton, July 2012



troglodyte

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After hitting a few sites around Kent and Sussex we headed down to the final explore of the day.
HMS Foward has always been on my list of explores ever since I started, so hearing it was doable I didn't want to miss the chance of seeing it.

History stolen from Wevsky :thumb
HMS FORWARD maintained a comprehensive maritime surveillance of everything that moved on, under or over the English Channel from Dungeness to Selsey Bill. Ten coastal radar stations between Fairlight and Bognor Regis reported directly to HMS FORWARD. All information was filtered and plotted and also relayed by teleprinter to similar plots at Dover and Portsmouth.

HMS FORWARD was heavily involved in the saga of the German battle cruisers Scharnhorst, Gneiseneau and Prinz Eugen on 11 February 1942, the Dieppe Raid of 19 August 1942, D-Day, and nightly MTB harassment raids and commando 'snoops' on the occupied French coast. Air/sea rescue was also coordinated from here.
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