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    This is one of only six surviving 5.25 inch Heavy Anti-Aircraft gun sites known nationally and was established at this site by June 1940 as part of the Second World War anti-aircraft defences centered around the Humber. This was known as Station S and was equipped with four 3.7 inch calibre guns set in concrete emplacements. In April 1944, construction was underway for four new emplacements for 5.25 inch calibre guns; the work being scheduled for completion in May 1944. The guns were operational by 2nd November 1944. This was designated as HAA gun site H20, and is known to have been one of just 15 gun sites nationally mounting 5.25 inch guns. After the end of the war, this site was selected for retention as a Battery Headquarters as part of the Nucleus Force documented in January 1946. It is not known when it was finally decommissioned, but it could well have been as late as spring 1955 when the use of artillery for anti-aircraft defence was finally abandoned and the last gun sites decommissioned.

    Part of the site was reused from 1961 when a Royal Observer Corps nuclear fallout monitoring post was built and opened at the site. Some time between 1976 and 1984, the concrete emplacements and buildings associated with the 3.7 inch gun site were cleared.

    The site consists of the command post, gun emplacements, guard house/gun store, and generator house. This was an absolutely fascinating place to have a look around and I really enjoyed it!















































    Thanks for looking,

    Rubex
    Last edited by Rubex; 12th Apr 16 at 19:46.

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    Beautifully captured, Thanks for posting

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    Looks like it's slowly silting up with detritus, Nature's in the process of reclaiming the site, Nicely Done Rubex, Thanks
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    Pretty cool that, looks like you had a good day :)

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    What a cool place! Ace photos too. I lovre it when function is ahead of form and it creates beautiful structures like this.
    Thanks for sharing :)
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    So glad to finally get to see this..great start to a good day.lovely post rubex.photos and write up
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    So glad to finally get to see this..great start to a good day.lovely post rubex.photos and write up
    Yes it was a good day! All we needed was some BB guns and we could have played soldiers for a while! Just so you know, I pretended to shoot you a couple of times when I saw you through the trees when you were over the other side :laugh:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubex View Post
    Yes it was a good day! All we needed was some BB guns and we could have played soldiers for a while! Just so you know, I pretended to shoot you a couple of times when I saw you through the trees when you were over the other side :laugh:
    Ha ha you never told me that..fancy wanting to shoot me.I did not even know that ;)
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Superb post and write up but me thinks your camera caught something out of the normal in one of your pictures, or maybe just lens flare.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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