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    Ashford WWII REME Camp

    Cranford, Meadowbank (AAF-525) WWII US Army 27th Air Transport Group, 86th Air Transport Squadron

    Eastcote WWII AMWD Repair Depot

    Eastcote (AAF-456) WWII 9th Troop Carrier Command

    Greenford WWII Royal Army Ordnance Corps Depot (at Heinz factory & adjacent Camp)

    Feltham
    WWI RFC Depot

    Hounslow Barracks WWII Eastern Command HQ (until April 1941) GHQ Home Forces from 28-07-43

    Kensington Playing Fields, Northolt WWII Army Camp

    Hounslow Heath Volunteer/TF Annual Camp

    Osterley Park, Isleworth WWI Army Camp

    Stanmore, Glenthorn(e) WWII Anti-Aircraft Command HQ

    Teddington, Camp Griffiss, Bushy Park (Kew Gardens & Bushy Park (AAF-586)
    WWII US, 8th Air Force HQ, 8th Tactical Air Service Command. US Army 8th Air Force HQ, United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe HQ (SHEAF) moved here on 5 March 1944 until September 1944

    Uxbridge WWI RFC Armament School

    Uxbridge (AAF-409) WWII 6 AA Division HQ, US Army Detachment 'A', HQ Squadron
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    Radar at Camp Griffiss on FOLD3

    Radar Installation A...
    Caption: Radar Installation At Camp Griffiss, England.
    Photo Series: WWII
    Updated Subject: ENGLAND, ELECTRONICS,RADAR
    History: Original 4" x 5" negative received 22 July 1949 from Air Force Historical Office.
    NARA Reference Number: 342-FH-3A12726-73931AC
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbriscoe View Post
    Radar at Camp Griffiss on FOLD3

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    The radar depicted in the Fold3 image appears to be an SCR-602-A or SCR-602-T8 Light Transportable Aircraft Detector. See http://ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ref/Radar/Radar-9.html.

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    Could be an original British AMES Type 6 Light Warning Set, later copied by the US as the SCR-602-A.

    The British tent & frame can be seen in Fig.3 at the following link:
    http://www.raffca.org.uk/cms/afcs.html

    See also http://www.campevans.org/_CE/html/si...61-scr602.html for more background info.

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    So what county would barracks such as Wellington Barracks and Chelsea Barracks come under?

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    It depends how far back you want to go. If only concerned with aviation related matters the London County Council should be sufficient. For many years the GPO/Royal Mail has refused to acknowledge that Middlesex exists.

    Much of the "Army Camps/Barracks Middlesex" list falls in what is now known as Greater London.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P Bellamy View Post
    Could be an original British AMES Type 6 Light Warning Set, later copied by the US as the SCR-602-A.

    The British tent & frame can be seen in Fig.3 at the following link:
    http://www.raffca.org.uk/cms/afcs.html

    See also http://www.campevans.org/_CE/html/si...61-scr602.html for more background info.
    Since the SCR-602-T8 has a mesh parabolic dish antenna, the eqipment is either the AMES Type 6 or SCR-602-A. I have not been able find a photograph of the SCR-602-A, only drawings. I would not like to commit myself which of the two it is.

    (From 1977 to 1977 I produced recognition training material, principally for photo interpreters. Drawings were a method of depicting equipment when photographs were classified.)

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    Middlesex was abolished as a county in 1965.

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