[Work in progress - operational stations around Purbeck]

  
There were a number of operational radio and radar stations in and around Purbeck during World War 2.  This section lists some of them, and gives more extensive details for a few (follow the links).

Worth Matravers - also known as Renscombe Down, had a Chain Home station,
St Aldhelm's Head - a Chain Home Low station (CHL),
Durlston - an 'Oboe' radio navigation station with the code name 'Tilly Whim',
Brandy Bay - near Tyneham, had a reserve GEE radio navigation station,
Sturminster Marshall - Ground Control of Interception,
Kingston - had a reserve Chain Home station for a limited period,
Acton - ping-pong station,
Swanage Downs - a Coastal Defence (CD) for detecting ships. This site was later used for J-Watch
Nine Barrow Down - VHF radio communications masts ?for communication with aircraft and also important after the D-Day landings when the planned undersea telephone cable link was damaged.

  
  
 

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