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Monument details

HER Number:TR 15 SE 280
Type of record:Monument
Name:Second World War Temporary Civil Starfish Bombing decoy in a field near Bridge

Summary

In May 1942 a Temporary Civil Starfish Bombing decoy (TSF6) was assembled in a field near Bridge. This probably comprised an irregular group of blazing baskets designed to mimic unguarded lighting in a built-up areas and thus draw fire away from Canterbury. Dobson states this was the only Temporary Civil Starfish to see action during the 'Baedeker' campaign, effecting a partial deflection of the raids during June 1942.


Grid Reference:TR 1660 5440
Map Sheet:TR15SE
Parish:BRIDGE, CANTERBURY, KENT

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In May 1942 a Temporary Civil Starfish Bombing decoy (TSF6) was assembled in a field near Bridge. This probably comprised an irregular group of blazing baskets designed to mimic unguarded lighting in a built-up areas and thus draw fire away from Canterbury.
Owner : Private
Publicly accessible : Unknown
How accessed for survey :
Tourism Potential :
Condition : Destroyed
Date of visit :


Dobson C., 01/01/00, Fields of Deception: Britain’s Bombing Decoys of World War II (Bibliographic reference). SKE15274.


Dobson C., 01/01/00, Fields of Deception: Britain’s Bombing Decoys of World War II (Bibliographic reference). Ske15274.

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---Bibliographic reference: Dobson C.. 01/01/00. Fields of Deception: Britain’s Bombing Decoys of World War II.
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