Monument record ADB 039 - World War II 'Diver' HAA battery.

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World War II 'Diver' HAA battery, visible immediately north of Eight Acre Covert.


Grid reference Centred TM 44910 58535 (334m by 311m)
Map sheet TM45NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Late World War II Heavy Anti-Aircraft Artillery 'Diver' battery visible as four gun sites with associated buildings, trackways, etc, immediately north of Eight Acre Covert (around TM 449585) (S1). Some of the buildings were still extant in 1972 (S2). The 'Diver' sites were constructed to combat the German V1s.
Site of a Second World War heavy anti aircraft (Diver) battery in the Diver Strip at South Warren. 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 663 Battery of the Independent Anti Artillery Regiment. It was remanned by 433 Battery of 127 Anti Aircraft Artillery Regiment on 24th November 1944. It formed part of 5 Heavy Anti Aircraft Brigade deployment (S3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK/929 Frames 4309-4310.
  • <S2> Photograph: OS, AP. OS/72057 Frames 27-28.
  • <S3> Index: English Heritage. Pastscape.

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Record last edited

Sep 25 2013 3:18PM

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