Invergordon was quite an important RN base between the wars so they would have been out on on exercises quite often.
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I thought some of mine were there but will have another look later.
Another arrow here!
That is the DA for the Trevallen Down Range used by the FAA. Survived due to it being on Army training area.
PNK probably has more.
The FAA required a range for the move to Brawdy and came to an arrangement to use Castlemartin ranges in the early 1950's. Two ranges were laid out on the eastern side, one, which the arrow points to, was the air to groung gun an rocket range and the other, further east was a purely photographic target. The photographic target (referred to in documents as an ORS target) was a series of concentric circles and once the photo was examined it was possible to calculate, along with cockpit instrument readings, the range, dive angle and likelihood of a hit.
Hello! I'm a new poster, interested in the arrow near Baggy Point asked about by PeterTheEater in the first post here. Did you ever find out which range it served? Cheers.
The arrow in question was for the Morte Bay bombing range. The associated quadrant shelter is near it and I believe it may be intact. The photo below is, I believe its northern partner taken in 1963 as part of a beach survey by the Admiralty. I can't locate its postion with any certainty but would guess about half way along Woolacombe Warren. The concrete base would have supported a 10ft square building and may still be there covered by sand and whatever green stuff grows on sand.
It was used by Coastal Command but I don't know which airfield controlled and therefore who used it. It was listed as "Relinquished" in 1945 but they may have been an intention rather than reality.
Just checked Google Streetview and the extant quadrant was there when the van went past but it was boarded up. I wonder why it survived? A nice beach view hut - wonder if it is for sale?
The Carse Bay Range Directional Arrow can now be seen in Google Earth 2009 view:
Both Quadrant Shelters are also visible, one here and one 2400 yards north.
If it wasn't for the tell tale shadows it would be difficult to be certain they were quadrant shelters. The RCAHMS/TARA websites has aerial photos from 1946/1963 and 1988 as well.
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