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SEARCHLIGHT BATTERY NO. 508 36

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The site of Second World War searchlight battery no. 508 36 at Searls Farm. It was manned by 342nd Searchlight Battery under the command of 35th Anti-Aircraft Battalion. The battery was operational by 1st January 1939. Searchlight sites typically comprised a small ring-ditch to provide the crew with shelter during an air raid, a predictor emplacement for calculating the height and range of targets, a light anti-aircraft machine gun pit, a generator and hutted accommodation for the crew.

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