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    Quote Originally Posted by PETERTHEEATER View Post
    I had a look yesterday (virtually) at the 'munitions depot' and note that there are four buildings fully traversed to the eaves more typical of late war and post-war structures. Such information as I can find (unqualified) refers to Royal Navy use. I would expect mass concrete roofs for HE storage but these appear to be pitched light construction.
    They are (which, as you say, is not what you'd expect for HE storage) However, as the pics show (especially in Birds-eye view) they are pretty heavily bunkered in. Much of the site has now been cleared for caravan storage, but the buildings remain, I'll see if I can get some pics next time I go past. However, I don't think these are 'airfield' buildings so may be off topic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFleming View Post
    I don't think these are 'airfield' buildings so may be off topic!
    Don't worry about that, Dave. They are military depot buildings and we're very interested. All part of the Big Picture!

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    Cairneyhill HAA.kmzIf you live in Crossford... take a walk to Cairneyhill some time, theres one of the best preserved ww2 HAA sites I've seen just south of there at 56 3'23.61"N 331'11.06"W

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    It probably defended the Crombie Munitions Depot which has been open since WW1 and, in WW2, was used by the Royal Navy.

    http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepat...z=15&oz=7&gt=1

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    I think from something I vaguely remember reading it was down as HMNB Rosyth No3 HAA site, but as you say, is probably nearer to Crombie

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    Quite likely but I sure they would have shot at anything identified as 'enemy' regardless of the presumed target

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnaby View Post
    There were a number of RN establishments in the area. I have listed:...
    If you have any sources on RN establishments, I don't suppose you have anything on a RNAD at Fort Augustus? I am presuming it was two Nissen huts where ammunition was said to be transferred to road transport from the railway but no idea where it was going then.

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    Thanks, I discovered it by accident whilst looking at some old maps - where it is listed as 'camp'

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    Cairneyhill was listed as RNG 3. AFAIK it was the first gunsite to open fire on the JU-88s which attacked shipping in the Forth on 16/10/39. Crombie had its own complement of Bofors guns in addition.

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