Leamington Hastings Dummy Factory

Description of this historic site

The site of a dummy factory from the Second World War constructed to protect the Armstrong Whitworth factory at Baginton by confusing enemy aircraft and prompting them to drop bombs in the wrong place. Information is from documentary evidence.

Notes about this historic site

1 Bombing decoy type M Series, a dummy building. These decoy buildings were expensive to construct and to maintain.They drew attacks in 1940, but not subsequently. Leamington Hastings was one of the dummies dismantled in June 1942 as no longer being cost effective.
2 An aerial photo from the 1940s shows no sign of any earthworks.

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