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CHAIN HOME LOW STATION CHL28A

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  RAF DUNWICH
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The site of a Royal Air Force Chain Home Low radar station at Dunwich established by December 1939. It provided early warning for low-flying enemy aircraft approaching the central East Anglian coast. It formed part of the radar warning systems for the key RAF Fighter Command 11 Group 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 1973 shows that two building bases are visible at TM 478 683 and potentiall more could exist under the scrub. A rectilinear outline shows the original fenced limits of the site.

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