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These giant 60ft radar dishes once stood as a key defence against Nazi invasion of Britain. RAF Stenigot, one of Britain’s last World War II radar posts, was part of the early warning system Chain Home radar network, primed to alert the country of a German onslaught.
But is has now been allowed to fall into disrepair in a farmer’s field in rural Lincolnshire.
These early warning systems used radar waves to detect enemy German planes within 30 miles – allowing British fighters to be scrambled in time to intercept them. In the case of RAF Stenigot the system was used to defend the highly populated and industrially important cities of Sheffield and Nottingham from Nazi attack.www.dailymail.co.uk/news/
article-2448498/ RAF-Stenigot-radar-posts-left-r ust.html