View Full Version : Isle Of White- RAF Ventnor- Chain home Radar site

24-09-2011, 17:01
This site is on St Boniface Down, near Ventnor.
The site where the Transmitter towers were is now occupied by a large building and mast array for the CAA. But the site of the four Receiver towers is accessible,here you can see the concrete feet for the four towers in situ. The Receiver Block still exists, along withthe Variable Elevation Beam building that sat right under, and between, one of the towers four legs.


From left to right:
Outer defence pillbox of an unusual shape.
Other outer defence buildings.
Variable Elevation Beam building.
Interior of the VE building.
One of the four concrete pads for each mast.

24-09-2011, 17:04
The Receiver Block.
blast wall recess.

24-09-2011, 17:11
From left to right:
Tiled interior room in the receiver block.
Mast support block for one of the transmitter towers.
Sign at the present day site.
internal roadway.
and finally, one for Carnaby!

25-01-2012, 09:14

Chain Home: radar receiver towers and bunkers at Woody Bay near St Lawrence, Isle of Wight, England. This installation was a 'Remote Reserve' station to Ventnor CH.

Courtesy of Imperial War Museum IWM (CH 15174)