Monument record IKN 102 - World War II 'Diver' battery S9

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World War II 'Diver' HAA artillery battery, visible east of High Street. Formerly IKN 029


Grid reference Centred TM 43769 55545 (386m by 198m)
Map sheet TM45NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Late World War II Heavy Anti-Aircraft Artillery 'Diver' battery, consisting of four gun sites and associated buildings, trackways, etc, visible east of High Street, at TM 43765554, in 1945 (S1). The site has almost entirely disappeared by 1969 (S2). The Diver sites were constructed to combat German V1s.
Site of a Second World War heavy anti aircraft (Diver) battery in the Diver Strip east of Grove Covert. It was armed with four 3.7-inch Mark IIc guns equipped with Predictor BTL, and Radar AA No.3 Mark V when it was deployed here on 10th October 1944, and was manned by 422 Battery of the Independent Anti Aircraft Artillery Regiment. This was replaced by 422 battery of 127 Anti Aircraft Artillery Regiment from 24th November 1944. It formed part of 5 Heavy Anti Aircraft Brigade deployment (S3).
Formerly IKN 029

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK/929 Frames 3306-3307.
  • <S2> Photograph: OS, AP. OS/69011 Frames 14-15.
  • <S3> Index: English Heritage. Pastscape. URL:

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Record last edited

Sep 24 2013 4:07PM

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