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hydealfred
12-09-2011, 23:09
A few months ago I went to Culdrose but the airfield was closed due to runway works. As I drove further I came across the remains of RAF Dry Tree.

RAF Dry Tree was a Chain Home Radar Station constructed in 1940 to detect aircraft approaching South Cornwall and the Western Approaches. The site had four 110m transmitter masts and two 73m wooden receiver towers.

Many attacks came at night and these were detected by Dry Tree and Trelanvean who in turn sent intercepting Beaufighters and Mosquito’s from nearby RAF Predannack. Predannack is located near and is visible from the site on the horizon.

There were about 120 personnel located at the site with half of them being women of the WAAF. It was not until August 1945 that the Air Ministry finally admitted the existence of the up until then secret radar stations.

Some photo's follow.

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Anti glider defences located in the field next to the Radar Station

http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac307/hydealfred/RAF%20Dry%20Tree/DSC_6053.jpg

CornwallPhil
16-01-2012, 16:36
This was the result of my visit to RAF Drytree:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITa7LyVigL4

netcompsys
24-11-2012, 18:10
Found this PDF report on a "building Identification Project" at RAF Dry Tree

http://happidrome.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/ne-dry-tree-bip1.pdf

kevin