Birmingham Light Anti Aircraft Site

Description of this historic site

The site of a light anti aircraft artillery emplacement from the Second World War. There is documentary evidence that it was positioned to protect Hams Hall Power Station, and was located at this grid reference.

Notes about this historic site

1 A light anti aircraft site dating from World War II, no 417. The vulnerable point needing protection in this instance was Hams Hall Power Station[WA63]. A LAA installation was typically insubstantial; the guns deployed were small fast firing weapons intended to engage fast low flying aircraft, for example the Lewis and Bren, and the Bofors both static and mobile.

More from Lea Marston
More from Civil Defence
More from Military