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10-11-2010, 17:46
as i was driving down the back roads from dishforth to a village called cundall i passed a building with 2 masts that look a bit like old style radar masts/oil derricks. is dont look a ww2 style building more 50s/60s with a flat roof. has anyone past it before. i`ll get some pics tomoz.

heres the google map numbers so u can take a peek


cheers rich

10-11-2010, 18:04
Possible transmitter site for Raf Dishforth as other bases have something like these as well.

Have to add that most of these transmitter sites are now closed and derelict.




David Thompson
11-11-2010, 00:01
It's a wartime homing beacon site used by Bomber Command . I've got some gen somewhere which I will post when I find it . Some buildings have been demolished including some of the transmitter building although a lot of it still stands too and one building is used by a farmer to keep cattle in .
The wooden masts are the best feature of the site and are the typical Chain Home mast construction which you see in wartime photographs . Both have been reduced in height but one still has its cat-ladder in place and the wood appears to be in excellent condition .

tamiya monkey
23-12-2010, 18:37
Ive noticed this site before, when i used to work up that way.

David Thompson
23-12-2010, 23:55
The site is an airfield transmitter - receiver station and served both Dishforth and Leeming . These sites were described by Keith Ward in an Airfield Review article circa 2007 were he also listed all of the site locations which are within one mile of the host airfield . This one is the only one of its type in the north of England although Church Fenton had a similar TX/RX facility but housed in a different design of building .

24-12-2010, 05:00
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