WS143 Bofors Position N36.12410 W005.34740
Posted on January 15, 2016 / 843
Zone : Upper Rock
Location :
Condition : Fair

This is a well built Anti-Aircraft position, situated just to the North of Engineer Road, inside the Upper Rock. It is believed to date from the WWII period.  There appears to be only one emplacement, for a single 40mm Anti-Aircraft Gun. This was confirmed by digging out the mount behind which revealed a triangle in the concrete base for a. Predictor, which was used in conjunction with a Bofors

The actual emplacement is walled with brick and has ready use lockers.  Immediately to the rear is what looks like a fire/command position.  A small aperture to the front so firing can be observed.  There are then three buildings, brick and Nissan hut structure, all well built.  It is assumed that these were crew shelter, magazine and possibly generator.

The construction of these buildings at the batteries indicates that it was done by professional builders.

GPS N36.12410 W005.34740

WS143 Bofors Position
This is a well built Anti-Aircraft position, situated just to the North of Engineer Road, inside the Upper Rock. It is believed to date from the WWII period.  There appears to be only one emplacement, for a single 40mm Anti-Aircraft Gun. This was confirmed by digging out the mount behind which revealed a triangle in the concrete base for a. Predictor, which was used in conjunction with a Bofors

The actual emplacement is walled with brick and has ready use lockers.  Immediately to the rear is what looks like a fire/command position.  A small aperture to the front so firing can be observed.  There are then three buildings, brick and Nissan hut structure, all well built.  It is assumed that these were crew shelter, magazine and possibly generator.

The construction of these buildings at the batteries indicates that it was done by professional builders.

GPS N36.12410 W005.34740

WS143 Bofors Position
Zone : Upper Rock
Location :
Condition : Fair
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