RAF Wellesbourne Mountford - Direction finding site

Description of this historic site

The site of a direction finding station which was used by aircraft to find their bearings. It is associated with Wellesbourne Mountford airfield and is situated 900m north of Red Hill Wood.

Notes about this historic site

1 Direction finding (D/F) stations enabled aircraft to find their position by taking bearings on two or three stations. The transmissions could be on Medium Frequency (M/F), High Frequency (H/F) or Very High Frequency (VHF). The D/F site usually consisted of a small rest hut, an octagonal timber transmission hut or tower contained within a square or circular timber pallisade fence, a transformer kiosk and occasionally a stand by generator.
2 Airfield plan – not to scale.

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