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P Bellamy
26-01-2012, 02:01
RAF Rhuddlan was a "West Coast" type Chain Home station.
These had two pairs of 325' guyed steel transmitting masts and two 240' wooden receiving towers, instead of the original "East Coast" type with four (later three) Tx towers and four wooden Rx towers.

There's very little information available on this site, so the incomplete GE plot below has been built up from a series of historical map sources.

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k227/ramc181/RhuddCH1.jpg

GE folder: 7606

Many more West Coast CH Station GE plots coming soon... :)

PETERTHEEATER
22-07-2012, 08:16
Rhuddlan - Chain Home - East entrance Picket Post:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=rhuddlan+uk&hl=en&ll=53.275489,-3.475708&spn=0.002425,0.004823&sll=38.61687,-95.712891&sspn=51.176897,79.013672&t=h&hnear=Rhuddlan,+Denbighshire,+United+Kingdom&z=18&layer=c&cbll=53.275572,-3.475725&panoid=VKg9alK4SppLr58rmgZ03w&cbp=12,238.58,,0,7.69

mbriscoe
22-07-2012, 09:14
I would recommend getting hold of a copy of Wings Across the Border: v. 3: A History of Aviation in North Wales and the Northern Marches (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1844940101?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creativeASIN=1844940101&linkCode=xm2&tag=g8eprpyemuseu-21). It has plenty on Rhuddlan including a drawing showing the layout of the site.

MB

Bill50
05-01-2013, 02:04
I live about 500 yards from this former station.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/Bill50/RAFRhuddlan.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/Bill50/RAFRhuddlan2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/Bill50/RAFRhuddlan9.jpg

Richard Flagg
10-01-2013, 22:41
Nice photos Bill, is that the Transmitter or Receiver Block?

Bill50
17-02-2013, 09:31
Nice photos Bill, is that the Transmitter or Receiver Block?


Sorry I have no idea but found out that there are 6 large air raid shelters very close by,2 are in the wood yard about 500 meters away and the owner said there are two more in woods over there and 2 over there,he was that quick i just replied yes i will find them.

marka12
09-04-2013, 15:30
there would have been a couple more blocks,i have a proposed plan of the station somewhere.There would have been a second TX and protected power house.
the pics could be of the powerhouse but its hard to tell

Bill50
15-04-2013, 17:29
there would have been a couple more blocks,i have a proposed plan of the station somewhere.There would have been a second TX and protected power house.
the pics could be of the powerhouse but its hard to tell

Would like to know far more about the place,there was talk a few years ago that a local vet was going to turn the building that is left into a spa for horse rehabilitation .Off topic but less than half a mile away there is a tiny underground bunker used during the early stages of the cold war and operated by the ROC.

mbriscoe
15-04-2013, 22:51
Would like to know far more about the place,there was talk a few years ago that a local vet was going to turn the building that is left into a spa for horse rehabilitation .Off topic but less than half a mile away there is a tiny underground bunker used during the early stages of the cold war and operated by the ROC.

Is that the St Asaph ROC post?

http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/roc/db/987582564.html

If you have any more up to date pictures of there then you can send to me and I will put up on the Sub Brit site, send me a message if you want the EMail address.

MB

Bill50
22-04-2013, 11:32
Is that the St Asaph ROC post?

http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/roc/db/987582564.html

If you have any more up to date pictures of there then you can send to me and I will put up on the Sub Brit site, send me a message if you want the EMail address.

MB

Yes it is the St Asaph post, the pics on Sub Brit are probably as best you will get, post hatch is open and no doubt full of rain water. The cable for the big off shore windfarm which is getting built goes by the post and no doubt the construction crew have probably had a good nose inside though.

mbriscoe
22-04-2013, 19:30
Yes it is the St Asaph post, the pics on Sub Brit are probably as best you will get, post hatch is open and no doubt full of rain water. The cable for the big off shore windfarm which is getting built goes by the post and no doubt the construction crew have probably had a good nose inside though.

OK pictures or updates on any posts always welcome as many have not been photographed since the original survey.

Bill50
29-04-2013, 22:27
OK pictures or updates on any posts always welcome as many have not been photographed since the original survey.


I will take a walk down the lane and take a look.