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Denis
07-03-2009, 13:29
Often found reference to on airfield plans, these Gun Pits can be difficult to find in the undergrowth. I knew this one exists at Hunsdon, just took me some time to find it again. It was not until I cleared the moss away from the brickwork that it showed up clear enough to photograph.
look closely :)

http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp24/airfieldimages/GunPit.jpg

Richard Drew
22-03-2009, 23:12
http://www.atlantikwall.co.uk/atlantikwall/awall_use/battlehq01/pics/main04.jpg

Near RAF Ibsley Battle HQ is this sunken position and on the hill some doubles.

http://www.atlantikwall.co.uk/atlantikwall/atlantikwall_html/battle_hq.htm/south_of_england.htm

Denis
27-09-2009, 16:00
I found another previously unknown (to me!) gunpit at Hunsdon today.
This differs from others as it is above ground, and rendered on the outside.
After all the years of walking this airfield, it still throws up the odd surprise!

http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp24/airfieldimages/gunpit-1.jpg

rat256
20-10-2009, 00:00
http://www.atlantikwall.co.uk/atlantikwall/awall_use/battlehq01/pics/main04.jpg

Near RAF Ibsley Battle HQ is this sunken position and on the hill some doubles.

http://www.atlantikwall.co.uk/atlantikwall/atlantikwall_html/battle_hq.htm/south_of_england.htm

Richard, is there any chance you can either message me the coordinates, or post a map here, i'd love to visit this

Richard Drew
20-10-2009, 18:24
rat256 click on the website and there is a plan.

manda
17-02-2010, 16:25
Hi,
Would you be able to tell me the measurements of the brick built gunpits? I may have identified some of these on the RAF vertical photographs at RAF Aston Down. They appear as 'doughnuts' and are dispersed around perimeter and in geneal measure between 3-4m.

Cheers
Manda

Paul Francis
17-02-2010, 16:48
doughnuts are generally sandbagged LAA postions, these features can be found at ground level or on top of pillboxes. Today they can survive as earthworks but are difficuilt to get exact measurement but are about 6ft in internal diameter.

Brick lined circular form gunposts are also about 6ft in diameter.

Square shaped ones are 6ft 6in internal (as measured at Burtonwood).

manda
17-02-2010, 17:30
Thanks,
I guess this one could be sandbagged, its really hard to tell as its soo small. I have attached an image, best quality i'm afraid, with the 'doughnut' in the centre of the image.

(NB also another new likely Type 22 pillbox in the hedge just to the north of the circular feature. - can't tell if its been removed or not from the later photographs.)