RAF Stenigot

Author Critical Mass - Last updated: 28.07.2012

RAF Stenigot was a Second World War radar station situated at Stenigot, near Donington on Bain, Lincolnshire.
It was part of the Chain Home radar network, intended to provide long range early warning for raids from Luftflotte V and the northern elements of Luftflotte II along the approaches to Sheffield and Nottingham and the central midlands.
After the Second World War, the site was retained as part of the Chain Home network. In 1959 it was upgraded to a communications relay site as part of the ACE High program, which involved adding four tropospheric scatter dishes.
The site was decommissioned in the late 1980s and was mostly demolished by 1996.
The radar tower is a Grade II listed structure and is now used by the RAF Aerial Erector School for selection tests for possible recruits.
There is a Memorial at the top to a former RAF Aerial Erector.

Been meaning to see these for an absolute age now but it’s just so far to travel for what it is, however we were in the area and as our main explore ended abruptly involving Security, Police, Dogs and Tazers we stopped off to check it off the list.

Steered clear of the HDR for this set and kinda enjoyed the processing of these.

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No Wonder There Was No Signal by UE Critical Mass, on Flickr

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Fallen Communication by UE Critical Mass, on Flickr

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Out Of His Depth by UE Critical Mass, on Flickr

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No Access To The Outside World by UE Critical Mass, on Flickr

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A Dish Best Served Derelict by UE Critical Mass, on Flickr

Cheers Critical!

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