Monument record MRM 122 - World War II anti-aircraft artilery battery.

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An anti-aircraft artillery battery, possibly for light anti-aircraft machine guns, seen on aerial photographs as earthworks and structures, to the E of Martlesham village.


Grid reference Centred TM 25270 46619 (172m by 153m)
Map sheet TM24NE


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Full Description

An anti-aircraft artillery battery, possibly constructed for Light Anti-Aircraft machine guns, can be seen on aerial photographs as earthworks and structures, to the east of Martlesham village, Martlesham parish, centred on circa TM252465. The battery consists of four possible earthwork enclosed gun emplacements, arrayed in an arc in front of a possible command post structure. Unlike most Heavy Anti-Aircraft Artillery batteries, the emplacements are arrayed away from, rather than around the command post. A complex of slit trenches and gun pits can be seen circa 100 metres to the north-east, and was probably associated with the battery. Both features were probably part of the defences of Martlesham Heath Airfield.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1635 2326-7 09-JUL-1946.

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Record last edited

Aug 20 2013 9:44AM

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