Keys to the Past

Ottercops Chain Home radar station (Elsdon)

A radar station was built at Ottercops during World War II (1939 to 1945). It was part of the Chain Home Stations (East Coast type) and had a transmitter, receiver huts and four 240-feet (73m) tall wooden receiver towers. The radar station was protected by four light anti-aircraft artillery sites nearby.

Reference number:N9403
Historical period: Second World War (1939 to 1945)



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Elsdon


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