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Explore #141 – RAF Neatished R12 Bunker, Norfolk (permission visit) – September 2015

When some local explorers arranged a permission visit to this hidden piece of military heritage I jumped at the chance to tag along – thanks guys! History (abridged and amended from wiki) RRH Neatishead is a Royal Air Force Remote Radar Head (RRH) in Norfolk. Established during WWII its primary function was as a Control and Reporting Centre (CRC) for the south of the UK, forming part of the Air Surveillance And Control System (ASACS) and the wider NATO air…

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Chernobyl: Duga 3 ‘Steel Yard’ Radar – April 2015

History (from wikipedia) Duga 3 was was a Soviet over-the-horizon (OTH) radar system used as part of the Soviet ABM early-warning network. The system operated from July 1976 to December 1989. Two operational Duga radars were deployed, one near Chernobyl and Chernihiv in what was then called the Ukrainian SSR (present-day Ukraine), the other in eastern Siberia. The Duga systems were extremely powerful, over 10 MW in some cases, and broadcast in the shortwave radio bands. They appeared without warning,…

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Explore #123: Former RAF Coltishall air base, Norfolk (Permission Visit) – February 2015

Something a little different with this next report – some photos from a location that I actually had permission to photograph! My visit to RAF Coltishall was organised by an explorer friend who works for a local photography company. As a result, whilst the visit was technically open to the public, our Norfolk-based gang of explorers snapped up pretty much all of the available tickets so it ended up being very much an urbexers group outing! History (abridged and amended…

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