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AIRFIELD BOMBING DECOY Q48A

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A Second World War bombing decoy located at Lullingstone. It was built to deflect enemy bombing from Royal Air Force Biggin Hill airfield. The site operated as both a 'K-type' day decoy and a 'Q-type' night decoy. The 'K-type' decoy consisted of a replica airfield equipped with dummy Hurricane aircraft. It was operational from 1940 until its closure on 11th June 1942. The 'Q-type' decoy displayed a sequence of lights, which when seen at night resembled an active airfield. This decoy was in operational between 1940 to 1942. By the 1980s the site had become part of a golf course and no features of the decoy survive. Lullingstone was also the location of a 'Starfish' decoy to protect the city of London (see HOB UID 1469751). The two sites were so closely located that they shared personnel and an operations room.

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