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SEARCHLIGHT BATTERY EXD

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The site of Second World War searchlight battery no. EXD _ at Dousland . It was manned by 385 Searchlight Battery under the command of 46th Searchlight Regiment. The battery was operational by 9th February 1944. 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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