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monument Word or Phrase:COAST DEFENCE CHAIN HOME LOW STATION *  
Definition:A radar station with sets operating on a wavelenght of 1.5m established to provide radar plotting of both shipping and aircraft movements.

monument Word or Phrase:EMERGENCY COAST DEFENCE BATTERY *  
Definition:A coastal battery constructed at short notice usually mounting a variety of artillery pieces.

monument Word or Phrase:CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING CENTRE *  
Definition:A building or site used to train civilians and members of the services in the skills designed to protect the civilian population during times of war. Could also be used during times of national emergency.

monument Word or Phrase:CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING GROUND *  
Definition:An area used for the training of personnel in civil defence procedures.

monument Word or Phrase:EXTENDED DEFENCE OFFICER POST *  
Definition:An observation post for a naval officer in charge of a marine minefield.

monument Word or Phrase:ANTI AIRCRAFT DEFENCE SITE *  
Definition:Sites, buildings and structures for the control and mounting of anti aircraft artillery. Also, structures for passive or indirect defence against enemy aircraft.

monument Word or Phrase:ANTI INVASION DEFENCE SITE *  
Definition:Sites, buildings and structures associated with the prevention of an invasion by a hostile force.

monument Word or Phrase:CIVIL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS *  
Definition:A building used for the daily administration of Civil Defence activities.

monument Word or Phrase:MILITARY COASTAL DEFENCES *  
Definition:Buildings, sites and structures associated with the defence of the coastline from foreign invasion.

monument Word or Phrase:PASSIVE AIR DEFENCE SITE *  
Definition:Sites, buildings or structures involved in passive air defence, usually by forcing hostile aircraft to fly high or drop their bombs on the wrong targets. Use more specific term.

monument Word or Phrase:ACTIVE AIR DEFENCE SITE *  
Definition:A site equipped for active defensive action against an airborne enemy assault.

monument Word or Phrase:ANTI SUBMARINE DEFENCE *  
Definition:Second World War defence work usually consisting of securinng points for a boom defence, associated gun, and searchlight, emplacements

monument Word or Phrase:CIVIL DEFENCE BUILDING *  
Definition:A building used to coordinate civil defence in times of war. Can also be utilized as aid centres in times of national emergency.

monument Word or Phrase:AIRFIELD DEFENCE SITE *  
Definition:A site or building associated with active or passive defence of the landing ground and buildings of an airfield.

monument Word or Phrase:BEACH DEFENCE BATTERY *  
Definition:Gun battery built specifically to mount short range weapons to defend a beach against an attempted landing.

monument Word or Phrase:CLOSE DEFENCE BATTERY *  
Definition:A coastal battery designed for use in short range engagements with enemy vessels, minelayers, blockships ad torpedo craft.

monument Word or Phrase:CIVIL DEFENCE GARAGE *  
Definition:A garage for the storage and maintenance of motor vehicles, such as ambluances and fire engines, used for civil defence purposes.

monument Word or Phrase:COASTAL DEFENCE SITE *  
Definition:Sites, buildings and structures for the defence of the coastline from sea and air invasion.

monument Word or Phrase:BEACH DEFENCE LIGHT *  
Definition:A searchlight battery used to light a beach.

monument Word or Phrase:DEFENCE OBSTRUCTION *  
Definition:Sites and structures, often un-manned, intended to impede or confuse enemy forces.

monument Word or Phrase:CIVIL DEFENCE SITE *  
Definition:Sites and buildings used in the coordination of the defence of the civilian population during times of war. Could also be used during times of national emergency.

monument Word or Phrase:RIVER DEFENCE SITE *  
Definition:A fortified river or river bank forming part of the anti invasion infrastructure.

monument Word or Phrase:AIR DEFENCE SITE *  
Definition:A site equipped for passive or active defence against an airborne enemy assault.

monument Word or Phrase:FRONTIER DEFENCE *  
Definition:A system of fortifications constructed along a national frontier to contain the local population, as well as keep out undesirable raiders eg. Offa's Dyke. Use with more specific monument type where known.

monument Word or Phrase:FLOOD DEFENCES *  
Definition:Manmade constructions used to prevent water flooding the surrounding area. Often taking the form of a bank or wall but may be more elaborate e.g. the Thames Barrier.

monument Word or Phrase:BEACH DEFENCE *  
Definition:Obstacles such as scaffolding, barbed wire and concrete blocks or cylinders placed on a beach to impede the progress of enemy soldiers, vehicles or watercraft landing from the sea.

monument Word or Phrase:TOWN DEFENCES *  
Definition:Defensive fortifications such as ramparts, ditches and stone walls, built to defend a town or city.

monument Word or Phrase:DEFENCE WORK *  
Definition:General term describing any defence work where no more specific term is applicable.

monument Word or Phrase:SEA DEFENCES *  
Definition:Non-military maritime flood and erosion defences.

monument Word or Phrase:DEFENCE *  
Definition:This is the top term for the class. See DEFENCE Class List for narrow terms.

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