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TOPIC: DECOY SITE - Thrumster

DECOY SITE - Thrumster 25 Jun 2009 21:15 #1

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I found this reference and the two aerials on Canmore.

http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/27 ... ield+site/

The aerials show a dummy airfield with runway. Were there many of these with visible runways and if so where? It would be good to find aerial photos of further examples.

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DECOY SITE - Thrumster 26 Jun 2009 07:53 #2

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Nice find PNK.

Any Decoy which was listed as a 'K' site (day decoy) would have needed to look like an airfield so shortlisting K sites would provide some search criteria.

One which immediately springs to mind is Cold Kirby which protected Dishforth.

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.24707 ... =0&src="msl "

An eager beaver has plotted all the Decoy site locations on Google Earth as a .KMZ file using Colin Dobinson's book appendices as a location guide (warts and all) and it's available as a download from the Community Site. But I'm not sure if you can 'shred out' just the 'K' sites easily.

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DECOY SITE - Thrumster 26 Jun 2009 20:27 #3

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Well done for finding this Mr P! Proof that at least one decoy looked like an airfield at last and not just a grass field. What did they use to dye/kill the heather/bracken? It must have been good stuff because the outline is still visible in GE. BTW, the B&W photo is posted upside down but the site is easy to find with that distinctive lake. Oops, loch.

Thx again, Milan

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DECOY SITE - Thrumster 27 Jun 2012 16:04 #4

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There are several surviving structures at Sarclet (I think I put some pictures on MyCanmore).

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DECOY SITE - Thrumster 16 Apr 2018 20:38 #5

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After a few failed attempts due weather etc. I've finally got some decent shots of the decoy 'airfield' at Sarclet.
Even after many decades the layout can clearly be seen.

(full size images can be found on my Flickr: Sarclet )

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DECOY SITE - Thrumster 17 Apr 2018 06:57 #6

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Excellent. I have been waiting for something like this since I bought the Dobinson book.

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DECOY SITE - Thrumster 17 Apr 2018 11:54 #7

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If you want some other targets. The Y Service sites around Harpsdale show well on postwar aerial photographs, don't know if anything could be seen from the air now. Surface remains of some of the ones around Bowermadden but more might show from the air. Also one not been found near Lybster only the RAF(?) DF tower known, RN MF site never found.

Someone was telling me that he thinks he found a trace of a generator building of the decoy for Dalcross near Allanfearn.

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DECOY SITE - Thrumster 10 May 2018 10:25 #8

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I seem to remember you giving me details of the Lybster site. I never did find it / identify it though, can you remind me?

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DECOY SITE - Thrumster 10 May 2018 10:39 #9

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Video now on Youtube:

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DECOY SITE - Thrumster 11 May 2018 23:22 #10

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Phill wrote: I seem to remember you giving me details of the Lybster site. I never did find it / identify it though, can you remind me?


I could not find my file but found one copy now.

The RAF site is in Canmore and listed as



There is a RN HF/DF one listed at Cassini D784568 but never found it.

There a couple of locations listed around Keiss, we found some probable ones on the aerial photographs along Keiss Links but not seen anything on the ground.

There was a postwar CAA one at Killiminster and one can be seen on the postwar aerial photographs as well.

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