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DEAL EMERGENCY COASTAL BATTERY

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The site of Deal coastal battery, an emergency battery built during the Second World War as part of Eastern Command's coastal defences. The battery was commissioned in May 1940 and mounted two 6-inch ex-naval guns. It was armed until at least September 1944 and manned by 337 Battery of 563 Coast Regiment. Deal Castle (see HOB UID 468386) was used as a Battery Observation Post and for accommodation. Camouflaged gun emplacements were originally positioned directly in front of the castle, but were removed soon after the war.

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