Monument record COV 114 - World War II 'Diver' Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery T10

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World War II 'Diver' Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery, visible northeast of Easton Wood but now eroded away.


Grid reference Centred TM 52218 80372 (126m by 179m)
Map sheet TM58SW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A World War II 'Diver' Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery is visible at TM 522803, northeast of Easton Wood. The site comprises two buildings, associated trackways and the sites of four guns (S1). The site has since eroded away.
Initially numbered as COV 029 during pilot survey of intertial area. Re-numbered Nov 2004
Site of a Second World War heavy anti aircraft (Diver) battery in the Diver Strip on the cliffs near easton Woods. 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, and was manned by 219 Battery of 124 Anti Aircraft Artillery Regiment. It formed part of 40 Heavy Anti Aircraft Brigade deployment (S2).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- 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> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK/929 Frames 4003-5.
  • <S2> Index: English Heritage. Pastscape.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 22 2022 2:22PM

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