Information for record number MWA8051:
Wolverton Decoy Site

Summary The site of a Second World War bombing decoy. This was a system of lights or fires used as a conterfeit target for enemy aircraft who would drop their bombs on the decoy instead of RAF Honiley. The decoy site was located 900m south east of Wolverton.
What Is It?  
Type: Bombing Decoy
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Snitterfield
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 21 61
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Type Q decoy at Wolverton, one of two sites for RAF Honiley. Military Grid Ref 82/670820, NGR SP2161.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Twentieth Century Fortifications in England
Author/originator: Dobinson, C S
Date: 1996
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: III
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Word or Phrase
monument BOMBING DECOY * A system of lights, controlled fires or dummy constructions, used during WWII to provide a counterfeit target for enemy aircraft. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument FORTIFICATION * A usually permanent defensive work. Use specific type where known. back
monument AIRCRAFT * An aircraft, either whole or in part. Aircraft often survive as commemorative monuments, gate guardians or crash sites. back
monument TARGET * Any structure or object, used for the purpose of practice shooting by aerial, seaborne or land mounted weapons. back

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