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P Bellamy
31-08-2011, 18:45
Following on from THIS (http://www.airfieldinformationexchange.org/community/showthread.php?2397-Location-of-Ship-Targets) previous thread, the Historic GE coverage of the "Yardley Hastings" range area near Lavendon shows the directional arrow and adjacent quadrant shelter some 520 yards to the south of the target triangle. I haven't spotted the second quadrant tower yet, but it may be to the west of the target.


Target Triangle: White
Directional arrow: Yellow
Quadrant Shelter 1: Red
Possible Quadrant Shelter 2: Blue

All the best,

Peter Kirk
31-08-2011, 21:07
My original post shows the triangle well. I think you are correct about QS 2 (see alternative pic below). I was looking for it but didn't spot it there. Pity GE can't draw circles.
One problem I have is that I think this range was in fact called Lavendon. I have found no record of Yardley Hastings being the name used - officialy. The other problem is the building to the NE of the target which is in the danger zone! It could have been empty or derelict though. If there was a range called Yardley Hastings it may have been swallowed up by the goings on at Yardley Chase? If anyone has come across YH in official records please let me know as I still have it as a question mark.


P Bellamy
31-08-2011, 22:08
Lavendon makes more sense, especially as I do have references to a range of that name.
First post duly amended.


P Bellamy
28-08-2013, 10:21

Source: 1AD HQ Archive

Peter Kirk
28-08-2013, 19:59
Excellent. When I saw the diagram on my mobile phone I thought it was the range itself!

Although not required it's nice to have further confirmation.

29-08-2013, 08:18
Thanks Paul for posting very interesting .

29-08-2013, 10:27
How do I open those tiny image thingies?