Monument record DUN 061 - World War II anti-aircraft diver battery T4

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World War II anti-aircraft battery in Dunwich, south of Greyfriars Wood


Grid reference Centred TM 47611 69959 (339m by 175m)
Map sheet TM46NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A World War II anti-aircraft battery is visible as a structure to the south of Greyfriars Wood on 1945 aerial photographs (S1). It consists of a number of Nissen-type huts, trackways joining them together, and four gun emplacements. The feature does not appear on aerial photographs from 1941 (S2), and it's relatively 'fresh' appearance on the 1945 photographs suggest that it was a DIVER anti-aircraft battery. The batteries of the DIVER strip were constructed relatively late on in the war, and this appears to be no exception.
Site of a Second World War heavy anti aircraft (Diver) battery in the Diver Strip at Dunwich. 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 400 Battery of 122 Anti Aircraft Artillery Regiment. It formed part of 40 Light Anti Aircraft Brigade deployment (S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK476 Frms3074-3075 6-Jun-1945.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2A/BR165 FrmsA41-A42 18-Nov-1941.
  • <S3> Index: English Heritage. Pastscape.

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Record last edited

Sep 21 2013 10:55AM

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