EAW020458 ENGLAND (1948). Wanstone Battery and other military features above Bantam Hole on South Foreland, St Margaret's at Cliffe, 1948. This image was marked by Aerofilms Ltd for photo editing.

© Copyright OpenStreetMap contributors and licensed by the OpenStreetMap Foundation. 2019. Cartography is licensed as CC BY-SA.

Nearby Images (2)

EAW020458
  0° 0m
EAW020459
  58° 234m

Details

Title [EAW020458] Wanstone Battery and other military features above Bantam Hole on South Foreland, St Margaret's at Cliffe, 1948. This image was marked by Aerofilms Ltd for photo editing.
Reference EAW020458
Date 9-November-1948
Link
Place name ST MARGARET'S AT CLIFFE
Parish ST. MARGARET'S AT CLIFFE
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 635539, 142974
Longitude / Latitude 1.367366987049, 51.136981744856
National Grid Reference TR355430

Pins

Second World War trench

Chris Kolonko
Saturday 16th of September 2017 08:35:56 PM
The Martin Mill Military Railway, here running behind the gun emplacements for the delivery of shells and cordite charges to the magazines. Note that lines also ran immediately in front of each emplacement to enable worn barrels to be replaced and removed. For the route of the railway, photo's and its history, see: http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=1542.30

Kentishman
Tuesday 15th of March 2016 10:50:51 PM
15 inch naval gun nicknamed Clem.

Kentishman
Monday 8th of February 2016 08:28:20 PM
15 inch naval gun nicknamed Jane. The emplacement was built and the gun installed between February and May 1942. It had a range of about 21 miles / 33.7km, but by use of super charge propellant, this could be increased to just under 24 miles / 38.4km. Only armour piercing shells were used, these weighted 1,938lbs / 879kg. Under the command of 540 Coastal Defence Regiment R.A., this gun and its sister, Clem, were Britain's largest coastal defence guns and were used for attacking enemy shipping in the Straits of Dover, and for counter battery attacks on the long range German guns in the Pas de Calais. On the 26th September 1944, the final duel with the German gunners resulted in a direct hit by Jane on the 16inch Batterie Grosser Kurfurst at Floringzelle which completely disabled one of those guns. Jane and Clem were finally taken out of service and removed in 1959. Sources and photo's: http://www.fsgfort.com/uploads/pdfs/Public/British%20Coastal%20Artillery%20P.pdf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-Channel_guns_in_the_Second_World_War http://www.subterraneanhistory.co.uk/2010/01/wanstone-farm-battery-dover.html http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=386.0 http://www.du.kent-history.co.uk/1/Wanstone/wanstone.htm

Kentishman
Monday 8th of February 2016 08:17:22 PM
Wanstone Battery No. 2 Gun.

cptpies
Friday 20th of December 2013 08:57:17 AM
Wanstone battery No. 1 Gun.

cptpies
Friday 20th of December 2013 08:56:48 AM
Swingate 3.7 inch HAA Battery.

cptpies
Friday 20th of December 2013 08:56:22 AM
Chain Home Low Radar Station M1.

cptpies
Friday 20th of December 2013 08:55:05 AM

User Comment Contributions

Wanstone Battery.

cptpies
Thursday 19th of December 2013 02:24:42 PM