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CHAIN HOME LOW STATION CHL05A

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  RAF FAIRLIGHT
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The site of a Royal Air Force Chain Home Low radar station at Fairlight established by June 1940. It provided early warning of low-flying enemy aircraft approaching the south coast between Hastings and Rye. It formed part of the radar warning network for the key 11 Group of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain. Chain Home Low sites typically comprised two gantries carrying the transmitter and receiver aerial arrays, a transmitter and receiver hut, a standby set house for the reserve power, and a general purposes hut. Defence measures installed at radar stations included Light Anti-Aircraft gun emplacements, pillboxes, road blocks and air raid shelters. Aerial photography from 1972 shows that the station had been removed, but an air raid shelter was visible in a disused quarry.

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