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CIVIL BOMBING DECOY C1D

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  STARFISH BOMBING DECOY SF1A
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A Second World War bombing decoy site at Stockwood. It was built in 1940 as a 'Permanent Starfish' site to deflect enemy bombing from the city of Bristol. In 1942 a 'QL' decoy was added to the site as part of the 'C-series' of civil decoys to protect the Lysaght steelworks in Bristol. The 'Starfish' decoy operated by lighting a series of controlled fires during an air raid to replicate an urban area targeted by bombs. The 'QL' decoy featured a display of lights to simulate an active factory site. The site is referenced as being in use up until 1943, but could have been in use throughout the duration of the war. Stockwood was one of eight civil bombing decoys for Bristol, and one of six 'Starfish' sites.

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