Exploring RAF Stenigot

RAF Stenigot

Tropospheric scatter dishes at RAF Stenigot

In World War II it was part of the Chain Home radar network, intended to provide long range early warning for raids from Luftflotte V and the northern elements of Luftflotte II along the approaches to Sheffield and Nottingham and the central midlands.
After World War II, the site was retained as part of the Chain Home network. In 1959 it was upgraded to a communications relay site as part of the ACE High program, which involved adding four tropospheric scatter dishes.
The site was decommissioned in the late 1980s and was mostly demolished by 1996, the dishes were taken down but left in the field.

Heres how it looked when the dishes were in operation:-

And now…………

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