MHG20216 - WW2 Battery, Mellon Charles


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  • BATTERY (Modern - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)

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Recorded in Redfern, "20th Century fortifications in the UK" vol IV as being manned 15 Oct 1942 by 51 Brigade, 113 Regiment, 362 battery.
A M Fox, Highland Council, 11.12.01

The 4 gun emplacements and command post are extant. The gun emplacements have been modified to take another weapon. The Code for the battery was E1. The armament was 4 x 3.7 inch guns. Photo J A Guy, 20th Century Defences, (report nos 1, 8 & 11)
A M Fox, Highland Council, 09.10.01.

NG89SW 8 8410 9103
A heavy anti-aircraft battery depicted on the OS 1:10560 map (1969) at Rubh' a' Choin point to the W of the naval base at Mellon Charles.
Information from RCAHMS (DE) 16 April 1996

The four gun emplacements are marked on modern Ordnance Survey mapping. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 8408 9103 (54m by 70m) (4 map features)
Map sheet NG89SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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