Luke Dougan thought some people may find this link interesting. It’s a news report from 1984 concerning the Radar site(s) at Mt.Gabriel, Co.Cork,Ireland.
putting the present before the history for once
On the left below is Clee Hill, identified by Steve Balfour. Some help please from radar spotters, where is the right hand radar?
….and secondly you will find some new photos below of other remote radar heads
Below are some early maps and a list of early radar sites in 1945 and the mid to late 1950s. Most were military but some were to become military and civil air traffic control units or to act as remote radars to military and civil air traffic control units.
home-chain-south both via Dave Smith
gci-radar-station-sites-in-the-uk from John Freeman
The Type 84 (?) aerial at RAF Neatishead, now the site of the RAF Air Defence Museum
here is the brochure issued in 1988 entitled “Great Dun Fell – completing the chain of new radar stations”
Photos of some of the remote long range area radar stations.
Great Dun Fell
mobile receiver van checking signals and inteference
RR10a this and the next three Clee Hill photos by Alan Dodson. The next three taken on the occasion of Clee Hill becoming fully operational
RR10B Ian Macey and Dave Richards
RR10c Ingvar and Ian Macey
RR10d Eddy Dapre and Ingvar Uvsgood (Alan’s spelling)
Fitting a Cossor SSR aerial to the HSA primary radar head
Gailes (Area Radar unit for ScATCC Rebrae)
RR16a photo Ray Draper
Ventnor Radar, St Boniface Down, Isle of Wight
Two of the four aerial installations at the Burrington Radar site with the Cossor 700 series interrogator in the foreground and the Plessey AR5 primary radar in the background.
Burrington Equipment Room
Part of the Burrington Radar site equipment room with the duplicated Plot Extractor (PPSX100) and monitor console in the background
Cossor twin SSR 700 advanced secondary surveillance system
RR38a Burrington was located at Hartland Point, home to RAF Hartland Point
RR39a a selection of photos by Alan Dodson
RR39b LOWTHER HILL ARTICLE
RR41a from Alan Dobson
and not quite so remote Pease Pottage/TEE Gatwick