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    model showing the layout of the Battery The word TurM means Tower Turret as relevant to a ship Model StP166 Saitenspiel M K B Battery Todt K V Gruppe Gris Nez Home Richard Support GuestBook Mailing list Updates Links 22

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  • Atlantikwall.co.uk
    looks of it from all the bombing and then the attack by the Canadians in 1944 The guns were removed by the French Navy in 1946 and I presume the scrap man took the other metal parts TurM IV StP166

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    well camouflaged rear defence pill box with only two openings and a small pistol slot above the door Entrance Defence StP166 Saitenspiel M K B Battery Todt K V Gruppe Gris Nez Home Richard Support GuestBook Mailing list Updates Links

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  • Atlantikwall.co.uk
    two very heavy metal spikes for mounting a machine gun on Above a view from this pill box Inside StP166 Saitenspiel M K B Battery Todt K V Gruppe Gris Nez Home Richard Support GuestBook Mailing list Updates Links 22

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  • Atlantikwall.co.uk
    website updates CLICK HERE If you find there is no menu on the left hand side CLICK HERE Atlantikwall HOMEPAGE Home Richard Support GuestBook Mailing list Updates Links Search Google

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    email Richard Drew Thank you My e mail address is richardtdrew yahoo co uk Home Richard Support GuestBook Mailing list Updates Links Search Google Search Atlantikwall co uk

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  • Atlantikwall.co.uk
    If you need any help please contact me on My e mail address is richardtdrew yahoo co uk Home Richard Support GuestBook Mailing list Updates Links Search Google Search Atlantikwall

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  • Atlantikwall.co.uk
    New RAF Riccall Yorkshire An early WW2 bomber station used through out its life a a training station with 1658 Heavy Conversion Unit I have split Riccall into three sites Airfield Site Domestic Site Operations Block Operations block site is started but not finished as I need to sort out a plan So far about 138 pages long 08 April 2010 Updated RAF Shrewton RLG Wiltshire I now have the site plan which shows the dispersed camp to the north and the sites of the three Blister hangars I have added plans and more details 06 April 2010 New after another Easter in Yorkshire I managed to visit two aerodromes RAF Church Fenton Riccall First I have placed RAF Church Fenton a purpose built fighter base built in the 1930 s expansion plan 24 March 2010 Due to the back office update I have completely re done RAF Southrop and RAF Southrop Dispersed accommodation site 24 March 2010 I have been doing a massive back office update and adjustment to the website bringing the back office files to match the contents file Several of these files I have updated added small maps to show where items can be found 09 March 2010 Updated Wn454 La Vacquerie Cherbourg Inland France One of the outer ring of the Cherbourg defences a small Wn with 1 H622 twin group bunker 1 H630 machine gun emplacement with an armoured plate 1 H629 anti tank gun bunker A nice mix of types There should also be a Tobruk but so far we have not found it Note When I started my website I used the H suffix HEER A well known book of the time used H and I unfortunately copied it Now the revised book has corrected its mistake to R I unfortunately would have to scour every page of my website and adjust all H s for R s This I am not going to do so the H suffix will remain for the near future 19 February 2010 New Re303 Batterie Graf Spee Keringar Le Conquet peninsular Brittany 102 main pictures pages accommodation bunker AA large ammunition bunker Toll Metros Wellblech road block Tobruk s and more New Re302 Fire Control Post for Batterie Graf Spee Keringar Le Conquet peninsular Brittany Captured by two US Rangers 28 January 2010 Updated High Post Spitfire Assembly Wiltshire I have added new plans photos taken recently January 2010 Updated from Les anciens aerodromes 17 January 2010 Updated RAF Clyffe Pypard Wiltshire Updated photos maps plans etc 11 January 2010 Updated Everleigh SLG Wiltshire Updated photos maps plans etc 10 January 2010 Updated RAF Netheravon Wiltshire Added more photos maps plans etc 03 January 2010 Updated RAF Stanton Harcourt Oxfordshire After a visit on the 02nd I have found the bomb store butts the end of the main runway 31 December 2009 Updated RAF Hampstead Norris Berkshire I now have the site plan have updated the information and included more maps plans 30 December 2009 I have updated Oxford Berkshire airfields and placed the stations correctly to Willis Holliss book I have taken the opportunity of tidying up and adding more plans maps etc Updated RAF Broadwell Oxfordshire I have added plans and details from the 1945 site plan of the airfield accommodation dispersed sites 27 December 2009 Updated RAF Shellingford Berkshire I have added plans and details from the 1945 site plan of the airfield accommodation dispersed sites 26 December 2009 Updated RAF Kingston Bagpuize Berkshire I have added plans and details from the 1943 site plan of the airfield accommodation dispersed sites 22 December 2009 New Re305 Batterie MKB Von Holtzendorf Le Conquet Brittany I have just added the main four gun battery position 20 December 2009 New Re305 Batterie MKB Von Holtzendorf Le Conquet Brittany I have just added the French Fire Control Post 20 December 2009 New Re305 Batterie MKB Von Holtzendorf Le Conquet Brittany A large area I have split it up the first an M182 search light emplacement garage bunker then Batterie Arnika a flak site and more to come 20 December 2009 New Re137 Pointe st Mathieu Le Conquet Brittany Just south of Le Conquet the pointe was a very religious area with an abbey a lighthouse a lookout a small French defence position Then walking along the cliff path we found another French position a searchlight bunker 20 December 2009 New StP Kerlohic Le Conquet Brittany Just south of Le Conquet point des Renards An StP with many more bunkers than we found so if you wish to visit the area look hard plenty more to find 20 December 2009 After a very successful visit to Brittany in November I have and will continue to update We started at St Pol de Leon Roscoff area and then down to Le Conquet to the U boat pens at Brest New StP Kermorvan Le Conquet Brittany A peninsular defended with many bunkers casemates Vauban French fortifications Oh a lighthouse 08 December 2009 I have made some adjustments to the left hand menu on the French side I hope it is easier to use This style of website design does get very difficult to handle the larger it gets If you have any problems please let me know There are now at least 172 sites covering from just north of Oye Plage Pas de Calais to the Ile de Re in the Vendee and about 164 covering airfields and other related sites from Yorkshire to Cornwall Carmarthenshire to Nottinghamshire 06 December 2009 New StP Kermorvan Le Conquet Brittany A peninsular defended with many bunkers casemates Vauban French fortifications Oh a lighthouse 30 November 2009 New Mo86c south of St Pol de Leon Brittany One of three batteries that were sited just south of St Pol de Leon Complete in its four H669 casemates 28 November 2009 Update Mo94 at Roscoff KVGr Morlaix Brittany After a visit in very heavy rain and high winds this November I have added some more photos detail plans etc 15 November 2009 New for no reason at all except I have been off work with Flu I started to look at the remains of WW2 airfields in Egypt on Google Earth Knowing they were being built at the same time as airfields here in Britain and wondering if there was any similarity I have found many They like here have been remodeled by later use Some remains can still be seen from the air and identified Several postwar conflicts between Egypt its neighbours have meant that lots survived but the latest round has been the replacement of Russian fighters for a new breed of US fighters and they seem to have needed new airfields I see one wartime field has been completely obliterated to accommodate these new jets The three are RAF Abu Sueir RAF Cairo West RAF Kilo 17 I have no real information on them but if I find out any more I will gradually add to it RAF Abu Sueir 06 November 2009 Update Cr346 Batterie Kerbonn Crozon Brittany I have added some more detail plans etc 05 November 2009 Update Mo94 at Roscoff KVGr Morlaix Brittany I have added some more detail plans etc 09 October 2009 New Recovery of the propeller blades of a Spitfire Mk I N3231 of No 609Sqdn Shot down and Crashed at Child Okeford 07 10 40 Dorset 02 October 2009 New RAF Talbenny Pembrokeshire An A type bomber station on the coast of Pembrokeshire not far from RAF Dale 30 September 2009 New Winterborne Whitechurch Search Light Base Dorsetshire A search light and small 4 hutted camp was set up in a garden of a thatched house 27 September 2009 New Arne Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery Dorsetshire A standard for emplacement Vickers 3 7inch AA site still in reasonable condition and easy to access 22 September 2009 New Elstree Aerodrome Hertfordshire A small airfield now used by light aircraft helicopters In WW2 it converted Wellington s after the war Halifaxes It has two non standard hangars one MAP type R a very rare type 12 September 2009 Updated re made with lots more photos and plans in all 66 pages Neville Batterie Blankenese Wn126 east of Cherbourg An important battery of the Marine Artillerie Abteilung 260 Four casemates a fire control post and a seaward defence of tunnels bunkers I now have the inland side of the battery to cover next which will include their living accommodation ammunition magazines ablutions etc 31 August 2009 Updated Underground Hospital Guernsey I have revamped the old pictures taken in 2000 and added some more photos 30 August 2009 Updated Battery Mirus Guernsey I have revamped the old pictures taken in 2000 and added some more photos plans maps 30 August 2009 New Marine Peilstand 4 Pleinmont Guernsey I visited Guernsey in 2000 and I have just put together the few pictures that I took then 30 August 2009 New Battery Dollmann Pleinmont Guernsey I visited Guernsey in 2000 and I have just put together the few pictures that I took then 30 August 2009 Updated Arromanches les Bains Wn44 43 Normandy The town where the Mulberry harbour was built I have updated maps details photos 25 August 2009 Updated Maker HAA Battery Plymouth Plymouth was ringed by several heavy anti aircraft batteries I have added some more pictures and details 23 August 2009 Updated Hankley Common Surrey The British Atlantikwall Updated with some new details and pictures Updated Stp08 Riva Bella Ouistreham Normandy Updated with some new details pictures and plans Updated RFC Rendcombe Gloucester Updated with some new details pictures and plans 22 July 2009 NEW RAF Dale Carmarthenshire Opened in 1942 as a Coastal Command airfield with No 304 Polish Squadron who flew Wellington s Later in the war it was handed over to the Royal Navy as HMS Goldcrest and more hangars infrastructure was added 20 June 2009 Updated RAF Long Newnton Wiltshire I have updated with new maps photos and site plan details 20 June 2009 Updated RAF Tarrant Rushton Dorset I have updated with some maps and more pictures but this was one of my first efforts on my website now many years ago and really needs a full update But I do not have the time yet to do it New RAF Tarrant Rushton Dorset I have placed my photos of the D day celebrations for the 65th anniversary when veterans and two Spitfires one Hurricane and a Dakota turned up for fly pasts Also the start of a charity run to the Orne Rivers Pegasus Bridge 16 June 2009 Updated RAF Stanton Harcourt Oxfordshire an OTU with Whitley s Halifax bomber I now have a site plan have added the drawing numbers to the relevant buildings 15 June 2009 Updated RAF Tholthorpe Yorkshire an A class bomber base used by the Royal Canadian Air force equipped with Halifax aircraft 14 June 2009 Updated RAF Thruxton Hampshire I now have the airfield site plan 01 June 2009 Updated RAF Acaster Malbis Yorkshire I now have the airfield site plan 25 May 2009 New RAF Carew Cheriton Carmarthenshire an early three hard runway airfield with an interesting control tower New RAF Dishforth Yorkshire An expansion scheme airfield updated t A class heavy bomber in 1943 taken over by the Royal Canadian Air force under 6 Group and now in the hands of the Army Air Corps I have placed several items onto my website and changed part of the menu New the menu is now France Great Britain used to be South of England owing to the fact I have now five airfields in Yorkshire and one airfield at the moment in Carmarthen more to come New Alderney Channel Islands my friend John Hand Maid Tours Normandy kindly gave me these photos to place on my website Not yet completed New RAF Dalton Yorkshire an A class bomber base used by the Royal Canadian Air force equipped with mostly Halifax aircraft and used by two Heavy Conversion Units New RAF Tholthorpe Yorkshire an A class bomber base used by the Royal Canadian Air force equipped with Halifax aircraft 04 04 2009 New adjustments to the menu it now covers Great Britain as I have airfields in Yorkshire now I am starting with RAF Pembrey in South Wales So gone is the South of England 02 04 2009 New Starveall Farm SLG Oxfordshire a storage unit for Spitfires between manufacturers and squadrons 23 03 2009 New RAF Chipping Norton Oxfordshire Opened as an RLG and was used as a training airfield 23 03 2009 New RAF Honeybourne Worcestershire I have now completed the airfield site and added a domestic instructional site New RAF Honeybourne Domestic Instructional sites New RAF Honeybourne Worcestershire A bomber Operational Training Unit throughout WW2 where most of the buildings have survived This is work in progress at the moment 23 02 2009 New StP318 Clairefontaine An StP on the west coast of the Cherbourg peninsular Two interesting H676Sk Skoda 4 7sm gun casemates several Unterstands small bunkers and a fantastic wide beach Oh and a nice walk to get there 17 02 2009 Added two links Odd Bods UK Association a group of RAAF ex crew Lots of good stories Western Front Museum NL a Dutch site dedicated to WW1 08 02 2009 I have been doing several updates and adjustments to Utah Beach area as new information has come in an answer to a question at RAF Ramsbury I asked what this structure was I have placed RAF Westhampnett on and it covers the airfield and the HF DF aerial site on the hill above 06 01 2009 Update RAF Funtington in West Sussex an ALG after a visit at the weekend of the 04 01 2009 03 01 2009 New RAF South Cerney in Gloucestershire a 1930 s expansion period pilot training aerodrome 01 01 2009 New RAF Ramsbury in Wiltshire Built as a training airfield taken over by the Americans to transport men equipment for D day and Arnhem 29 12 2008 Updated I have updated RAF Warmwell and RAF Tarrant Rushton airfields in Dorset Above a fighter pen at RAF Warmwell 20 12 2008 Updated I have updated RAF Dunkeswell airfield in Devon 26 12 2008 New I have added two new pages to the HOMEPAGE with a general map of England to show where the counties are France to show the areas I have covered there 16 12 2008 Updated Wn60 Omaha Beach Wn63 Omaha Beach Wn68 Omaha Beach with more photos and details 15 12 2008 New A1 St Pierre du Mont Advanced Landing Ground to the west of Omaha beach where Thunderbolts of the 366th Fighter Group 289th FS 390th FS 391st FS operated just after D day 13 12 2008 New Wn76 Moulin de Cricqueville another small Wn I found nothing but as it was late I will re visit another day 13 12 2008 New Wn77 Le Point du Hable a small Wn with three tobruk s one with a 5cm mortar two bunkers and an emplacement for a 2cm A T gun 13 12 2008 New Wn79 Grandcamp Maisy Town there obviously were several bunkers of some kind we know there was an R 35 and an H667 There may have been an ant tank wall and many defended houses 13 12 2008 New Wn78 Maisy east two bunkers that I need to be identify correctly one two tobruk s beach defences and a mine 11 12 2008 Update Wn84 83 Maisy Batteries west of Pointe du Hoc Omaha Beach I have updated with many new pictures 06 12 2008 Update Wn14 Utah Beach north of Utah Beach I have located a breach in the anti tank wall where I think a Belgian Gate would have been used 06 12 2008 New Wn118 Pointe De La Loge south of Barfleur and Landemer There are two 5cm KwK Ringstand and a few SK living ammunition bunkers 05 12 2008 New Wn120 Landemer east of Cherbourg There are two pill box s a Tobruk a 5cm KwK Ringstand and a few SK living ammunition bunkers 04 12 2008 Updated Wn131 Fort Joret east of Cherbourg Updated with some new finds and photos and also refreshed some of the faded images 04 12 2008 New Wn132 Freval east of Cherbourg There are at least three Tobruk s an R 35 Tobruk a few SK bunkers and lots of fresh air 04 12 2008 New Wn202 Pointe Du Brick east of Cherbourg All I have found so far is an H621 bunker 03 12 2008 New Wn205 Fort Bretteville east of Cherbourg A small French fort converted into a beach defence 03 12 2008 New Wn128 Les Mares east of Cherbourg A small Wn covering three tracks leading off the beach inland Three Tobruk s several small SK bunkers a Toll Metro Wellblech and a roadblock sand loading bay 02 12 2008 New Wn201 Le Perrey Cap Levi east of Cherbourg Part of Wn201 defences which I think is covers the whole area of Cap Levi This is Le Perrey the western side of the Cap and it matches the eastern side Wn201 Port Pignot There are several main numbered bunkers but mostly just open emplacements and field positions 18 11 2008 New Wn130 Plage Du Sablon east of Cherbourg A small defensive position with I hope more to find 18 11 2008 New RAF Lasham Hampshire England an airfield built for bombers and used by fighters scrapped a lot of airliners and is storing many bankrupt airlines planes today Now one of the largest gliding airfields in the world Oh and a lovely little museum 10 11 2008 New RAF Abingdon Oxford England started in the 1920 s opened in 1932 as a bomber airfield Throughout the war used as a bomber Operational Training Unit and post war Transport Air Support Commands with Beverly s Belfast s Closed 1992 08 11 2008 New RAF Boscombe Down Wiltshire England a WW1 aerodrome closed by 1920 1929 bought back by the Air Ministry and opened as a bomber station In the Battle of Britain used as a fighter field and aircraft test centre I have a lot more information but not enough pictures so this section is incomplete and will need updating as I can get new pictures 30 10 2008 New RAF Calshot Hampshire England where seaplanes flying boats once ruled the runways yes they were runways although on water Lawrence of Arabia Princess Sunderland Southampton s Walrus flying boats Supermarine S6b Fairey IIIf s Camel F5 s seaplanes Schneider Cup races the RAF RFC RN was all here Now its the RNLI sports men women bicycles ski snow boarders kite surfers bird spotters beach huts RFC RAF air boats crews pilots engineers ERKS and people from Tristan da Cunha 20 10 2008 Updated RAF Redhill RAF Biggin Hill RAF Kenley Surrey England all Battle of Britain airfield finished writing the histories 19 10 2008 New RAF Redhill Surrey England a Battle of Britain airfield finished just the history to write 19 10 2008 Updated RAF Biggin Hill Kent England a Battle of Britain airfield finished the history now 05 09 2008 Updated STP Norbert Rue Robelin north east of Calais France I have updated the information thanks Bart and reset the layout 03 09 2008 New RAF Biggin Hill Kent England a Battle of Britain airfield finished just the history to write 30 09 2008 New RAF Kenley Surrey England a Battle of Britain airfield Sat on the top of a hill surrounded by what is now the bottom half of London it makes a lovely walk around the perimeter track and there is lots to see if you search it out There are two Picket Hamilton pillboxes to find we did not and a few more bits that we missed but we found enough on a very sunny Sunday in September 17 09 2008 I have been spending time today on the left hand menu and I now think its working ok 17 09 2008 New Tolverne Hard a D day loading Hard for the 29th Inf Div for Omaha Beach in Cornwall England 01 09 2008 Updated with new information about a crash at RAF Westonzoyland Somerset where in the mortuary there is some pencil writing on the wall A Meteor T Mk 7 crashed at Lypsham Somerset and somebody has written the details on the wall Thank you James for your help via AIX 01 09 2008 Updated a gradual update of Battery Hamburg Fermanville Cherbourg This is ongoing I have the main four emplacements finished the 2cm AA bunker finished 24 08 2008 Updated with some new details added pictures RAF Old Sarum Wiltshire This is MY photograph 13 August 2003 16 24 26 14 08 2008 Updated and adjusted Wn113 Pont de Saire Wn115 Pointe de Saire Wn116 Rers de Dranguet 14 08 2008 Correct error RAF Funtington information from Chris via email thank you Chris for your help 11 08 2008 Updated with better photos Wn119 Landemer which covers Wn119a at le Houe spelt correctly Wn119 at Cap 10 08 2008 Added to Barfleur Wn121 Cherbourg some more details pictures 09 08 08 New Battery Vasouy in the area of KVA F Festung Le Havre A three gunned battery of three M272 casemates and a very nice M262 Fire Control Post PDT 06 08 08 New Updated I have now placed over 122 photos of RNAS St Merryn HMS Vulture and set it out into four areas If anybody can help with naming buildings on the airfield I would be very grateful I have had some help so far and I would like to thank them for all their help This is a gas decontamination building at RNAS St Merryn HMS Vulture It would have been nice to place some sunny pictures but as it was July when we visited it rained all x day I am gradually updating RNAS St Merryn HMS Vulture Cornwall 07 07 08 New Utah Beach Wn16 les Gougins Quineville Utah Beach area 05 07 2008 New Utah Beach Wn11 les Cruttes Mauger about 5 kilometres north of the museum at Utah Beach 27 06 2008 Updated The Dorchester to Maiden Newton Stop Line Last weekend members of the Pillbox Study Group spent most of Saturday cleaning out a Type 22 pillbox 11 06 2008 Added a link to RAF Davidstow Moor Pictures of RAF Tarrant Rushton today 06 06 2008 Updated RAF Middle Wallop Hampshire Bomb Store area Adjusted error WN24 to Wn19 26 May 2008 New Wn21 Ostreicole Quineville Utah Beach area 26 May 2008 New Wn19 la Maison Rouge Quineville Utah Beach area 25 May 2008 New Wn25 Le Polygone Quineville Utah Beach area 23 May 2008 New Wn81 Maisy Grandcamp Maisy 22 May 2008 New Wn82 Marais Maisy We did not visit this site but I managed a long range photo 21 May 2008 New Wn87 Marais Maisy 20 May 2008 New Wn88 Casino Maisy 20 May 2008 New Wn89 Le Bas Gefosse Maisy Some small ammunition niche s New Wn90 La Dune Isigny sur Mer Maisy 18 May 2008 New Wn93 Isigny sur Mer Carentan A small Wn on the River Aure near its mouth into the Grand Vey between Utah Omaha Beaches 17 May 2008 New Wn99 Brevands Carentan A Wn with several Vf bunkers 21 April 2008 New La Gravette Coast Guard Lookout which also has French pre war defences some pillboxes a Tobruk holding a gate up 1 April 2008 New information abou t RAF Grove L4 Grasshoppers were made ready to fly over the channel to Normandy from here 20 April 2008 New AOK 1 Vendee Charente Maritime U Boat Pens at La Pallice La Rochelle after a visit in November 2007 12 March 2008 New Yorkshire RAF Acaster Malbis A Class bomber airfield 12 March 2008 Tidied up Dorset area RAF Hurn added some BAC 1 11 pictures 10 March 2008 Tidied up Devon area RAF Winkleigh 09 March 2008 Tidied up Hampshire area Needs Oar Point ALG used by RAF Typhoons for D day 09 March 2008 Tidied up Hampshire area Lymington ALG used by USAAF Mustangs for D day 4 March 2008 Tidied up Cornwall area RAF Davidstow Moor RAF Cleave have been tidied up 21 February 2008 Updated Somerset area RAF Charlton Horethorne RNAS HMS Heron II has been tidied up 19 February 2008 Updated Oxford area RAF Stanton Harcourt after our last visit in February 2008 I have added some more details 19 February 2008 New a link to a website dedicated to POW s who built three tunnels at Stalag Luft III On my links page under POW s 19 February 2008 New Oxford area RAF Barford St John south of Banbury where No 19 OTU trained crews on Vickers Wellington s We found an operations block in reasonable condition 15 February 2008 New Oxford area RAF Enstone east of Chipping Norton where No 21 OTU trained crews on Vickers Wellington s 04 February 2008 New Contents page now includes Les anciens aérodromes A French website on airfields in France from WW1 WW2 and Luftwaffe occupation From Laurent Balleul New Vendee Charente Maritime StP Ro429 Karola Ro454 Kathe Ro425 Kora Ile de Re has now been finished 1111111111111 123 pages more than 150 photos plans maps 23 January 2008 Update RAF Holmsley South re visited in Jan 2008 and found the operations block pictures added 11 January 2008 New Les anciens aérodromes A French website on airfields in France from WW1 WW2 and Luftwaffe occupation as well From Laurent Balleu l 11 January 2008 New Vendee Charente Maritime StP Ro426 Karla on the north west of the island at St Clement des Baleines 09 January 2008 New Vendee Charente Maritime StP Ro414 Fanny La Noue Les Grenettes a small StP with an interesting double gun bunker 07 January 2008 New Vendee Charente Maritime StP Ro422 Isle La Martray Ile de Re An StP located in a XVII cent French fort 07 January 2008 New Vendee Charente Maritime WN Ro415 Gerda Bois Plage Ile de Re A small Wn 03 January 2008 Happy New Year New AOK 1 Vendee Charente Maritime des Sablanceaux Ile de Re Ro409Betty now finished I am still working on Ro429Karola as its such a large site it will take a bit of time 31 December 2007 New AOK 1 Vendee Charente Maritime So111 Ile Noirmoutier So115 Ile Noirmoutier So106 Ile Noirmoutier 29 December 2007 Updates and New New I have just placed AOK 1 Vendee Charente Maritime So106 Ile Noirmoutier and I will place two more sites on Noirmoutier very soon I am dabbling in Ile de Re as well but this will take a bit of time as the site of Wn s Ro429 Karola Ro454 Kathe Ro425 Kora are very large with lots of bunkers and gun sites I have also continued with the contents pages and corrected I hope all the errors 10 December 2007 Updated I have updated the index France has been redesigned and increased in area from Pas de Calais to Vendee Charente Maritime South of England airfields now has two in Yorkshire five in from Nottinghamshire Lots of updated items Defence of Britain now has AA gun sites Radar stations Auxiliary Hides Miscellaneous has Fuel Storage from three sites Camps used prior to D Day Several bombing ranges with more to come 12 November 2007 Updated RAF Netheravon and Everleigh MU Wiltshire with some newer pictures and more history 09 November 2007 Updated RAF New Zealand farm in Wiltshire with some newer pictures and more history 09 November 2007 Updated RAF Keevil in Wiltshire with some newer pictures and more history 07 November 2007 Corrected errors about Grand Be St Malo Ra276 in Brittany 06 November 2007 Updating RAF Broadwell in Oxfordshire this is an ongoing project for the next week or two 05 November 2007 New Barnstaple Aerodrome 1933 then now in Devon although strictly not an RAF base the airfield does become part of RAF Chivenor s aircraft dispersal area Two of the 1933 hangars are still in place and the civilian flying control watch office has been turned into a bungalow 29 October 2007 Updated RAF Yatesbury in Wiltshire has been updated with some newer pictures and more history 28 October 2007 Updated RAF Zeals in Wiltshire we were invited by the owner to look at a compass that had been painted on the ceiling of the control tower I have also updated with some newer pictures and more history 08 October 2007 Updated RAF Clyffe Pypard in Wiltshire I have tidied up some of the pictures added many more and updated the text 30 September 2007 Updated RAF Blakehill Farm RAF Wroughton in Wiltshire I have tidied up some of the pictures and added a few small details and located the gun butts at RAF Wroughton 30 September 2007 Updated RAF Stations in Gloucester I have tidied up some of the pictures and added a few small details 27 September 2007 Updated RAF Akeman Street Stanton Harcourt Windrush Bibury Kingston Bagpuize Grove Tangmere Broadwell I have tidied up some of the pictures and added a few small details 25 September 2007 Updated RAF Long Marston Stratford I have tidied up some of the pictures and added a few small details 20 September 2007 New RNAS Yeovilton HMS Heron a Navy airfield in Somerset has had its old control tower replaced with a brand new one I have visited both towers and this is a record of that visit 11 September 2007 New Portishead Fuel depot defended by the guns of Portishead AA West 10 September 2007 New Portishead AA site East a battery of four 3 7 Vickers AA guns in concrete emplacements with ammunition magazine control post bunker and ancillary buildings 10 September 2007 New Portishead AA site West a battery of four 3 7 Vickers AA guns in concrete emplacements with ammunition magazines and a control post bunker 2 September 2007 New Ra104 Pointe du Grouin Brittany Defence of a Wurzburg Riese radar site 31 August 2007 New Dieppe West Die06 Die09 Dieppe East Die02 defence bunkers for the port and two 88mm Flak bunkers Also giving some idea of where the Dieppe Raid of August 1942 took place 29 August 2007 New Dieppe Mont Robin Die08 Die010 Die011 has been added It covers the large radar fighter control AA control bunkers not inside I am afraid and the defence s around them 27 August 2007 New Dieppe Quiberville Church added has several airman s graves in it one Polish one Australian and the rest British 21 August 2007 New KVA E Dieppe added with so far three sites Dieppe StP Marg03 Wn Mar05 an AA site and Dieppe St Marguerite sur Mere where in 1942 4 Commando landed in on Orange beach in the the ill fated Dieppe Raid 25 July 2007 New RAF Rufforth Yorkshire a Bomber station and HCU with mostly Halifax s 25 July 2007 Updated RNAS Henstridge Dorset updated with new information and the latest photos 26 June 2007 Updated RAF Membury Berkshire updated with new information kindly emailed to me this week Thank you Uploaded a link to the USS Corry a destroyer that had to work outside the smoke screen cover due to the aircraft laying its screen was shot down and sunk at 6 30 on D day 12 April 2007 New RAF Marston Moor Yorkshire was an Operational Conversion Unit equipped with Halifax heavy bombers 29 March 2007 New Quineville two HQ bunkers H608 with cupola s now removed the HQ post of Colonel Tripel commander of the 1261 HKAR regiment 13 March 2007 Update and sort out errors Osteck Centre East 04 March 2007 New Wn248 Lande Saint Gabriel a French fort on the hill to the south east of Cherbourg where a Fire Control Post looks out over the port 03 March 2007 Updated New Stp154 Battery Gatteville 7 HKAR1261 a four casemated battery in H679 s with a fire control post six open emplacements several ammunition and group bunkers 28 February 2007 New StP277 Amfreville Est Battery York a four 170mm gun casemated battery in M271 s with a large fire control post hospital etc overlooking the west side of Cherbourg harbour 25 February 2007 New Wn201 Port Pignot a small harbour to the east of Cherbourg 22 February 2007 New Battery Judee Ostmark a battery of four H669 Casemates covering the port of Cherbourg 10 February 2007 New Update Osteck Centre East to the east of Cherbourg where there are approximately 50 bunkers of many differing types We found several AA bunkers two radar bunkers water reservoirs views and more 04 February 2007 New Cosqueville Battery to the east of Cherbourg where two 76mm guns were mounted in field positions 20 January 2007 New RAF Selsey ALG West Sussex An Air Landing Ground used for D day also the church of St Wilfrid with several military burials and a possible AA site 20 January 2007 New RAF Funtington ALG West Sussex An Air Landing Ground used for D day 16 January 2007 New Battery Plouharnel Anti Aircraft Are a 34cm Naval railway gun battery located on Quiberon Peninsular Southern Brittany 16 January 2007 New Middlebere Air Raid Shelter a very small air raid shelter of no particular importance almost superfluous But this building could have saved lives of a very few people on a small farm in a vast war covering the whole world 07 January 2007 New Battery Plouharnel Fire Control Post Area a 34cm Naval railway gun battery located on Quiberon Peninsular southern Brittany 03 January 2007 New Battery Plouharnel Ammunition Area a 34cm Naval railway gun battery located on Quiberon Peninsular Southern Brittany 27 December 2006 New KVGr Camaret Battery Grand Gouin 1 1274 HKAA Cr 342 a Naval battery located on a cliff top covering the Crozon peninsular 13 December 2006 New KVGr Camaret Battery Kerbonn 4 MAA 262 Cr 346 a Naval battery located on a cliff top covering the Crozon peninsular 13 December 2006 added Grand Be added a picture 20 November 2006 New Gavres Fort a fort covering the entrance to Lorient harbour in southern brittany Not exactly part of the Atlantikwall but a very interesting building 14 November 2006 A New link to Paul Francis s airfield photos For this he is using Photobucket at http s133 photobucket com albums q51 norwichpaul 30 October 2006 Update New Cape Frehel Goldfisch La318 several radars and a defence system and a large Mammut radar bunker a 2cm emplacement and trenches 19 October 2006 New Ponte de la Garde Guérin StP145 is a point of rock sticking out into the sea to the west of St malo Brittany s north coast A fortified hill built originally by the French on the Maginot line principal but the war arrived and the work was taken over by the Todt Organization 14 October 2006 New StP12 Wn11 Utah Beach after a visit this month we found several group bunkers tobruk s etc at Wn11 28 September 2006 New Wn128 Plage du Vicq a continuation of the Wn s along the north Cotentin coast 27 September 2006 New Plymouth Maker Barracks Heavy Anti aircraft battery sighted to overlook Plymouths naval port Cornwall Six 3 7inch gun emplacements and a command post 25 September 2006 New Plymouth Fuel Depot Cremyll during the buildup for D day this fuel depot I believe supplied many US landing craft Plymouth was one of the main bases in the south of England used for the attack on Utah Beach D day 09 September 2006 New CWGC Plousecat on the north western Brittany coast is a cemetery to the 84 Canadian seaman from HMCS Athabaskan who died just before D day in a night action against german destroyers E boat s 08 September

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