Monument record WLB 033 - World War II anti-aircraft battery and associated nissen huts, trenches and trackways just to the south of Walberswick
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 49026 74210 (492m by 493m)|
|Civil Parish||WALBERSWICK, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (4)
Aerial photographs from 1945 (S1) show an anti-aircraft battery with four gun emplacements to the south of Walberswick. There are two small structures close to the battery, and trackways join it to a number of nissen huts and other military buildings c 100m to the north. To the south and west of the battery are two sections of trench, both c 30m in length. These trenches would have been used for practice or defensive purposes during the Second World War. The only remaining traces of the WWII site by 1970 (S2) are the trackways.
Site of a Second World War heavy anti aircraft (Diver) battery in the Diver Strip at Lampland Marsh. 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).
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Record last edited
Nov 9 2013 12:45PM