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AIRFIELD BOMBING DECOY Q33A

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A Second World War bombing decoy site located at Swayfield. It was constructed as both a 'K-type' day decoy and a 'Q-type' night decoy to deflect enemy bombing from Royal Air Force Cottesmore airfield. The 'K-type' decoy consisted of a replica airfield equipped with dummy Battle aircraft. The 'Q-type' decoy displayed a series of lights at night to simulate an active airfield. The decoys were built in 1940 and the 'K-type' ceased operating on 27th June 1941, as it had become an unconvincing decoy. The 'Q-type' decoy is referenced as being active up until August 1941. A control building survives in good condition on the site, with a reasonable amount of earthern covering still attached.

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