Leamington Hastings Bombing Decoy

Description of this historic site

The site of Leamington Hastings bombing decoy; a system of lights and fires from the Second World War designed to confuse the enemy into dropping bombs on the decoy and not on the Armstrong Whitworth factory at Baginton. Evidence is from historical documentation.

Notes about this historic site

1 Decoy site 226, type QF, which meant it was a night decoy set up to create mock fires. There is no evidence on aerial photos of the 1940s to support this grid reference from a bibliographic listing, so the exact area is unknown.

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