Wednesday, August 04, 2010

RAF Market Harborough Battle Headquarters

RAF Market Harborough was a World War II airfield to the north of the town. Its site is now partly occupied by Gartree Prison.

The Airfield Information Exchange recently published some present-day photographs of the remains of the station's Battle Headquarters - I have borrowed one of them for this post.

Battle Headquarters? The Pillbox Study Group explains that these were constructed at some RAF stations to "provide the 'Station Commander' with a secure location in which he could direct the defence of 'his' property via landlines and runners in the event of being attacked by hostile ground forces".

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