A series of aerial photographs taken in 1944 of Park Farm heavy anti-aircraft site. The aerial views also show parts of Needs Ore (aka Needs Oar) Advanced Landing Ground, including some of the hangers, sections of runway and numerous Typhoons parked on the dispersal’s.
If you look closely at the four photos of the Anti-Aircraft site you will see that the first two were taken earlier than the second two and they show the anti-aircraft just after construction; you can clearly see the guns and other structures associated with the site. The last two show the same site a few days later when camouflage has been added to disguise the site from the air. If you look closely at both sets of photos you might realise that what looks like a hedge is actually the camouflaged tents for the men manning the guns, you might also notice the ponies or cows grazing in the same field as the guns.
Film Footage: Following the links under the Video tab, to the right.
- One of the features on this HAA gun site, and on all HAA gun sites, would have been a Vickers Predictor.
- There is also some film footage of a major television outside broadcast showing viewers the workings of an anti-aircraft battery carried out in London.
- There is also some amazing footage of the 3.7inch HAA guns against V1 Flying Bombs.
In 2018-19 we revisited Park Farm, but this time explore a Bronze Age feature. Discover more here.