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    Default Douglas Wood Chain home Radar Station Pic Heavy


    Ok I know this site has been posted before, that's how I found out about it in the first place.
    However in the light of new photos and new information, links and the fact the other post is now closed, I thought I'd give another airing and let others search through the links I've found.
    The family joined me on this hunt. After speaking with the owner of the horses in the field he had no probs letting us look around.
    He also told us of more underground structures nearby behind the scout camp.

    The site contained a wealth of finds, the trenches were for the electrical service and the EM waveguides, at the end of each trench was the set of four mast bases and a smal hut, this hut housed the mounts for the waveguide turning skyward.
    The main block has suffered a lot of damage, the roof has collapsed due to unknown forces, romour has it the farmer attempted to blow it up.
    The scout camp was originally the compound with the 4 240' reciever masts, reciever block and the personel, this explains the small guardhouse just inside the gates.This site was niceley documented by M Briscoe, link below.

    The Transmitter Block




    Transmitter Bases.


    Waveguide Tunnel


    A lonely Valve


    Wooden door with locking bars




    Pillbox door


    Inside the pilbox


    Air Raid SHelter


    Service Trench, these contained the electrical service and the waveguides


    A PYE reciever found in the transmitter block



    Lying in the blast trench were a lot of old equipment chassis.




    Behind the camp was a road leading up to the reserve bunker. A link below to a similar bunker in kent.
    Reserve Bunker Exhaust Vent

    The twin roller doors covering the enterance shaft

    A shot into the shaft, this used to contain a metal staircase.

    The Emergancy Escape hatch, now block up alon with theg air vents


    Hope you enjoyed the pics and the links a fantastic site,

    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=56.17....5&r=0&src=msa

    The rest of the photoset at
    http://s806.photobucket.com/albums/y...ation/?start=0



    School hill has a similar site
    http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/s...me/index.shtml

    Douglas Wood provided low level raid cover in central Scotland and the approaches to Dundee. Became CHL station.

    http://www.dundee-at-war.net/raf.htm
    http://www.mbriscoe.me.uk/page105.html
    http://www.undergroundkent.co.uk/dun...ed_reserve.htm
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    I like all those bits of electrical gear that are lying around. Looks like an interesting place :)

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    The place was great,
    I'm going back in a few weeks to venture down into the bowels of the underground block house.
    There was loads of the electical stuff lying around, My father came along for the second trip.
    He was MOD in the dockyards and had experience of the ship mounted radar systems.
    He was able to point out the finer details of the boards, including one which was the brightness/contrast board for a CRT display, we then found and old wood and metal frame for a CRT display.
    It makes you think that these might have seen action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by species8472 View Post
    The place was great,
    I'm going back in a few weeks to venture down into the bowels of the underground block house.
    There was loads of the electical stuff lying around, My father came along for the second trip.
    He was MOD in the dockyards and had experience of the ship mounted radar systems.
    He was able to point out the finer details of the boards, including one which was the brightness/contrast board for a CRT display, we then found and old wood and metal frame for a CRT display.
    It makes you think that these might have seen action.
    I look forwards to your return visit. I like anything to do with old electrical gear, especially when you can figure out the purpose and what it was used for. :)

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    Really good site. Nice to see so much remaining. Cheers for all the links too...interesting stuff. :)
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    Very nice species, ya gotta love anything with a hatch on it. And what the hell is the plural of chassis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munchh View Post
    Very nice species, ya gotta love anything with a hatch on it. And what the hell is the plural of chassis.
    Believe it or the plural of chassis is chassis


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