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TOPIC: 705 Mobile Signals Unit

705 Mobile Signals Unit 03 Oct 2017 11:51 #21

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ORB's are available from TNA, but you would have to place an order for digitisatiion

Mobile Radar Bomb Score Signal Unit: No 705
AIR 29/4242 1971-1975

No 705 Mobile Radar Bomb Scoring Signals Unit, RAF Coningsby
AIR 29/4938 1981 Jan 1-1981 Jun 30

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705 Mobile Signals Unit 28 Jan 2018 14:00 #22

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Just to continue this thread as there seems to be very little available digitally.

Can anyone shed any light on the following please?

Tumby as Coningsby's WW2 Radio station?
705 MSU at Tumby?
And where they was set up in what is now the dog section?

Unfortunately, there seems to be no sign of the previous occupants. This could be, admittedly, because I don't know what I'm looking for in regards to the MSU, but if any of the ex MSU members on here can expand on this I'd be very grateful.



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705 Mobile Signals Unit 30 Jan 2018 14:02 #23

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705MSU certainly occupied the site (named as RAF Tumby on Google Maps) throughout the 1970s when they used RTS2 for bomb scoring. Apart from the standard mobile RTS2 set-up, they also had a complete fixed system intended as a test and repair facility known locally the Static Rig. On those rare occasions when it had a full complement of serviceable units, the Static Rig could be used operationally. In those days I worked for the Radar Division of APT Electronic Industries Ltd, and enjoyed several visits to provide third line support. Wish I’d taken some photos!
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