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    Default RAF Market Harborough Pillbox


    Anyone who has ever been to Foxton Locks in Leicestershire for a day out would have seen this on the way. A pillbox for RAF Market Harborough which looks under a stalled development into industrial units. Pics were taken with nokia cam phone so nothing fancy camera wise.





    Way in was smelling a bit nasty and blocked



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    'tis a little more than a mere pillbox. 'tis the Battle HQ for the nearby airfield. Nice one. :)
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    Nice Battle HQ, King. Any defence of the airfield from a land assault would have been directed from it.
    Entrance probably blocked by a dead sheep/cow; it's almost compulsory! These places are also usually flooded too.
    There should be an escape hatch on the other side of the cupola at the far end, which if open, gives access to the cupola itself and there would be a couple of steps to the left going down to the lower level.
    Down there (just below roof level not metres underground or anything!) should be an office, a toilet, and a switchboard. These were not always fiited out in wartime, the one at Findo Gask in Perthshire wasn't, but the actual rooms should still be there.

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    Ohhh looks like i got a little more than i bargained for. i do have a pic of the escape hatch but as this was a random find i had no torch and a fiancee wanting to be elsewhere and telling me " it's the sort of place serial killers hide, don't you watch the movies" lol




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    That's a really nice find, Kb...they're not always easy to spot. Good going! :)
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    Nice find mate did you decend the ladder?

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    Where are these Battle Hqs located in relation to the Airfield?
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    You mean in general, Black? Usually somewhere with a good view of the airfield, sometimes on slightly higher ground, definitely within easy reach of the station HQ building.
    They were also quite often located in hedgerows for camouflage (this was actually officially recommended).


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