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TOPIC: Baginton / Coventry

Baginton / Coventry 23 Aug 2008 07:23 #1

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BAGINTON (COVENTRY) - What is this?

Can anyone tell me what this is?

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=52.36569 ... =0&src="msl "

In GE it appears to contain a full water tank.

Peter H

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Baginton / Coventry 23 Aug 2008 11:30 #2

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It's also fairly recent as I don't seem to see it on the 1999 aerial photo.
Maybe a temporary water tank?

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Baginton / Coventry 23 Aug 2008 19:36 #3

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Hi all if you look at the area directly south of the western end of the runway, next to the old peri track. You'll see an indentical "thingy" which to my untrained eye does indeed look like a full water container. As the one pinpointed by Peter looks empty? More thoughts anybody ?

Oh and look at it in birds eye here http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&m ... &encType=1
I hope this link works

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Baginton / Coventry 23 Aug 2008 21:05 #4

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Very strange. In the aerial view it has a high "fence" but in the birds eye view it hasn't. It's recent whatever it is.

Peter

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Baginton / Coventry 24 Aug 2008 07:14 #5

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Ant wrote: Hi all if you look at the area directly south of the western end of the runway, next to the old peri track. You'll see an indentical "thingy" which to my untrained eye does indeed look like a full water container. As the one pinpointed by Peter looks empty? More thoughts anybody ?

Oh and look at it in birds eye here http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&m ... &encType=1
I hope this link works


Look at my object in Google Earth or (perhaps) someother imagery. You will see an outer wall and what appears to be a yellow plastic tank full of water. when you zoom in it looks like the 'evil eye'

Peter H

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Baginton / Coventry 06 Sep 2009 12:10 #6

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I can't find anything on the 1944 plan I have (4442/44).
Would an airfield like Baginton have had one?

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Baginton / Coventry 14 Sep 2009 15:17 #7

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There is a picture of the Baginton Battle HQ in "Britain's Military Airfields 1939-45" by David J. Smith, Page 104.
I'd love to know where it is (was?) so I can check the plan to see why I missed it.

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Baginton / Coventry 17 Sep 2009 11:41 #8

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The Baginton BHQ is (and I can't imagine that it has been removed) at SP345744. It isn't marked on the site plan and is best accessed from near Baginton church. I only found it around 1980 because the lads from the farm where I was lodging at the time took me to it. It overlooks the golf course from the steep escarpment in a very strategic position. It was quite well preserved inside and, since the area is well drained, completely dry.

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Baginton / Coventry 20 Sep 2009 20:38 #9

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Dave Smith;30872 wrote: The Baginton BHQ is at SP345744.


I've looked on Bing here which doesn't look quite right.

Pillbox Study group's link puts it at SP 344741 330 yards from Dave's - which is in the middle of some industrial complex.

Both references state 'high ground, overlooking golf course, (plus River Sowe for PSG).

Neither site looks right. Perhaps this is it at 342743. Good luck in the search - I eagerly await its true location.

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Baginton / Coventry 20 Sep 2009 20:55 #10

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I'm pretty sure that Graham is right with 342743. I was going by an ancient 1967 OS map and my estimate from memory is a little adrift! It's 30 years since I visited the BHQ and the footpath past it seems to have developed into a proper track now.

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