RAF Wellesbourne Mountford - Direction finding 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.
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.