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kilchousland buildings

Postby paraffin man » Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:20 pm

Anybody tell me what the 'real' use for the circular structures in the field near Kilchousland was for?.

I was always told & believed that they were built in the war for shelters or emplacements for guns?? I believe these buildings are also mirrored in the fields beside the base.
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Postby Dunc » Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:52 pm

Think that was the real reason eg guns but dont beleve they were ever used.Think maybe the TA used to play around there as I found a few 303 cases years ago,
I first thought the circular things you referred to were the burial mounds just over a bit.. but thats another era..

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Postby GarySutherland » Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:57 pm

That's right. It was featured in the recent Their Past/Your Future exhibition when it visited Campbeltown. It was a gun battery. The brickwork was completed but never fitted with guns. It's built to a standard design.

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Postby petewick » Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:14 pm

The circular brick hut enclosures are scramble huts, made so for quick reaction cover from enemy fire.

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Postby petewick » Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:12 am

Additionally there were 30 Nissen huts built going up towards the road.
No trace of these at all.

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Postby GarySutherland » Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:38 am

Nice picture of the gun battery site on this page from the Geograph website: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/86274

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Postby paraffin man » Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:15 pm

Would i be correct in saying that is one of JDCarras photos?
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Postby GarySutherland » Sat Jan 28, 2006 4:08 pm

You never know. Stranger things have happened at sea...

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