Ian, do you know what the purpose of the wee loophole below the man loophole on the right hand side of the gate in your first & second photos - ? Boy's a/t rifle -?
Ground level loopholes are thought to be to accommodate a Boyes Anti Tank Rifle which had to be fired prone unless the user enjoyed having their shoulder dislocated. This pillbox is previously unrecorded so well done Ian, can I link your picture to the new placemark in the DoB overlay?
The chap who designed the anti-tank rifle was called Boys not Boy or Boyes
And apparently the Boys found a new and little known lease of life when it was noted in the Far East that the .55" bullet could go THROUGH the trunks of trees that Japanese riflemen were concealed behind - !
Thanks Ian, much appreciated.
Possibly not airfield related but you never know. While travelling on the train from Uckfield to London I noticed a number of pill boxes in the fields between Eridge and Ashurst. What could they be defending?
All part of the outer defences of London. There were scores of PBs and suchlike along that stretch of railway covering any likely approaches by invading troops. Nothing specifically airfield related.
If you are interested you should Google 'Defence of Britain' such as: http://www.google.com/gadgets/direct...=1001114772780
and download the KMZ/KML file. It is linked somewhere on AiX too. member tigger should be able to give a pointer.
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