RAF Wellesbourne Mountford - Battle HQ
A battle headquarters site, an underground command post with protected observation cupola at RAF Wellesbourne Mountford. It was built for the purpose of coordinating the defence of the airfield during the Second World War, primarily in the event of an attack by paratroops.
1 An underground command post (Type 1108/41) with protected observation cupola. For the defence of airfields primarily in the event of attack by paratroops. Now converted into a museum by the Wellesbourne Aviation Group, it remains in very good condition and almost unchanged since first built. However, handrails have been erected for public safety and a hut has been built over the main entrance to keep the rain out. For a similar reason the observation slit has been protected with perspex. The turf cover has also been removed.
4 Dimensioned drawing.
5 Dimensioned drawing.
6 Cut away 3D drawing.
8 ‘The battle headquarters was an underground office for the direction of airfield defence.’