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CHAIN HOME LOW STATION CHL13A

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  CHAIN HOME EXTRA LOW STATION K165
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The site of a Royal Air Force Chain Home Low radar station at Beer Head established by March 1941. Chain Home Low (CHL) stations provided early warning of approaching low-flying enemy aircraft during the Second World War. CHL 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. The site was upgraded in 1942 and fitted with centimetric radar to become a Chain Home Extra Low station, called site K165. Aerial photography from 1986 shows the base for the receiver block and four other structures located at SY 223 882.

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