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    Some interesting memories of RAF Kendram / Kendrom (I can never remember which is the RAF name and which is the proper name of the area so used both!)

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    • "Chan fhaodadh duine a dhol a-staigh" / Radio Location at Kilmaluag
    • Bha ṃran anns a' chàmpa a bha sin / The camp at Kilmaluag
    • Kendram Radio Location site, Kilmaluag
    • Bha a h-uile càil aca / The RAF base at Kilmaluag

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    Default Re: RAF Kendram / Kendrom

    An interesting link, thanks.

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    Whilst wasting my life with Geogessr I found myself 'dumped' next to an interesting structure which after ten minutes of exploration proved to be:

    Kendrom, Skye, Highland. The imposing cliff-top structure between Flodigarry and Kilmaluag is no ancient hill fort but the exoskeleton of RAF Kendram, known by an Air Ministry innocent of Tippex or WP software as RAF Kendrom. This was a Chain Home Low radar station built in the late 1940s as part of an extended network to protect the UK.

    The solid stone walls, enclosing a concrete floor, never had a roof. Instead a prefabricated building was erected inside to house radar equipment and operators. The walls seen today protected a timber shed against weather and possible bomb blast. Still to be seen are radio mast anchor points - HF radio being the means by which the station communicated with Stornoway sector station.

    Several concrete foundations are visible lower down the slope and by the road is the old generator house. The entire camp extended as far as the Kilmaluag River, where an old pump house now serves as a store. A section of asbestos pipe which carried water to the main site is still visible, if you know where to look. Also extant is the motor pool building and associated concrete plinths.

    At least one, and maybe more, Kendram RAF personnel billeted locally married local girls and settled down. RAF Kendram Retrieved September 26, 2010.
    From: http://www.secretscotland.org.uk/ind...ionSummaryWWII

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    Some pictures on Canmore and the HER, you have to go up the hill to see the main part of the site. Also the camp back down the road and there are bits and pieces over a wide area.

    http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site...radar+station/

    http://her.highland.gov.uk/SingleRes...x?uid=MHG34513

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    Default Re: RAF Kendram / Kendrom

    This site was CHL92A, did it have a parent Chain Home station CH92?

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    Quote Originally Posted by P Bellamy View Post
    This site was CHL92A, did it have a parent Chain Home station CH92?
    There was no AMES 92

    They only seem to have used the same AMES number when the CH and CHL were either on the sit or very near to each other. I don't know if the CH was considered the 'parent' of the CHL.

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