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    Default RAF Kilkenneth Chain Home Station

    Another "West Coast" type Chain Home station, RAF Kilkenneth on Tyree on the Inner Hebrides:



    GE folder: RAF Kilkenneth.kmz

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    Default Re: RAF Kilkenneth Chain Home Station

    Kilkenneth was not open as a CH for very long then became a GEE site - I suspect they used the existing CH buildings and mast / towers as some antenna can be seen on the postwar aerial images.

    Tiree is great for radar there is ACH (a few traces visible), CHB (all bases etc there), CHL (buildings and mast bases there), ROTOR (most there).

    I have been trying to work out what it is at Ben Hough CHL. The site is on a hill with access up a footpath. Building there with the base of the tower and some hut bases; (standby?) engine house at bottom of the hill.

    There is another path continuing to the top of the hill and another building there. Not been able to work out what this building is. Not a standard type of radar building, big windows which are reminiscent of Admiralty buildings to me. No tower base just perhaps a small mast near the building. One big room inside with another smaller one which could be a latrine or signals room - it has a porthole facing towards the main room. It is a bout half way down these images with the first image marked "Ben Hough UPPER". I think that folder has the CH and CHL. ACH, CHB, ROTOR, DF are in another folder.

    I put a comment in another thread there is another mystery site on Tiree that initially was thought to be associated with the ROTOR site but I was told that it was built around the time the rocket range was being put on the Western Isles and was associated with that. Seems to be a comms site rather than radar but was abandoned before completion and just given to the builder.

    Also a nice RN DF site on the island.

    The RCAHMS entries for the CH and CHL are a bit of a mess, keep saying I will try and get them corrected.

    There are plans for a very large collection of eagle slicers off Tiree and the shore part might be built near the CH site.

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    Default Re: RAF Kilkenneth Chain Home Station

    Quote Originally Posted by P Bellamy View Post
    Another "West Coast" type Chain Home station, RAF Kilkenneth on Tyree on the Inner Hebrides:

    All the best,
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    More compehensive KMZ of Tiree - I might have a better version on the other PC with descriptions added.

    MB

    PS I have uploaded a more comprehensive KMZ called TIREE 2, trying to figure out how to lose the other one!
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    Last edited by mbriscoe; 27-06-2012 at 12:22.

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    Default Re: RAF Kilkenneth Chain Home Station

    I have started uploaded my pictures from Tiree onto FLICKR, previously only MyCanmore and PICASA, I have added the ACH, CHB, CHL, ROTOR and an unknown site above the CHL - I am after suggestions about that one.



    Tiree Collection
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/doffcoc...7633992294245/

    This is the site that I am after suggestions for
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/doffcoc...7633996660708/


    All RAF images on Tiree
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/doffcoc...7633957330948/


    All my Sets
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/doffcocker/sets/

    Still got the CH to do..

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    Default Re: RAF Kilkenneth Chain Home Station

    I have added pictures of the Chain Home site and another odd one that was found to be associated with the Uist rocket range.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/doffcocker/collections/72157633992294245/


    So the Collection has
    ACH, CHB, CH, CHL, unknown above CHL, building associated with Uist and RN DF

    I will add a few of the CAA site shortly. - Done
    Last edited by mbriscoe; 08-06-2013 at 13:12.

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