Monument record SCV 013 - World War II 'Diver' Heavy Anti Aircraft battery T19
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 50972 80409 (292m by 266m)|
|Civil Parish||COVEHITHE, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK|
|Civil Parish||SOUTH COVE, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (3)
A World War II 'Diver' Heavy Anti Aircraft battery is visible at TM 50978040, west of Middle Buildings. The site comprises a complex of buildings, associated trackways and the sites of at least four (and possibly more) guns (S1). The site has reverted to cultivation by 1955 (S2).
Site of a Second World War heavy anti aircraft (Diver) battery in the Diver Strip west of Easton Wood. 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 24th November 1944, but there are no details of the manning. It formed part of 40 Heavy Anti Aircraft Brigade deployment (S3).
- --- SSF60183 Bibliographic reference: Dobinson, C.. 1996. Twentieth century fortifications in England, volume 4. Operation Diver : England's defence against the flying-bomb, June 1944-March 1945.
- <S1> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK/929 Frames 4006-4007.
- <S2> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 58/1674 Cam. F22 Frames 263-264.
- <S3> SSF53735 Index: English Heritage. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1478639.
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Record last edited
Jun 22 2022 2:22PM