Record Details

NHER Number:32723
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two decoy airfield


A night time decoy for Hardwick airfield. Called a 'Q' type, this decoy consisted of rows of electrical lighting made to look like airfield flightpaths, and was designed to divert attention away from the real airfield.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 256 952
Map Sheet:TM29NE

Full description

World War Two RAF decoy airfield, type Q. Parent field was Hardwick.
See (S1).
D. Gurney (NLA), 28 January 1997.

Monument Types

  • BOMBING DECOY (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Serial: Dobinson, C.S.. 1996. Twentieth Century Fortifications in England.. Vol III, p 99.

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