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This might help, I know exactly where our gun sites were as I played on them when they were abandoned as a child, later on finding many fragments when I started detecting as far away as half a mile.....HH....Johnnn
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WHRADA collect it for scrap for the Children's Hospice South West.
As a youngster we used to shelter from shrapnel as it fell.
This was the order of the day.
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As far as I know only 3 bombs landed in the village during the war.
There was a barrage balloon anchored a few hundred yards away.
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But a search light unit was based here, which would have been for local AA units. One bomber was actually caught in the lights and in an attempt to avoid them dropped a string of bombs from just outside the village to near the next village.
So as said above some AA units were placed near the potential targets while others where a long distance away on the routes the bombers would have taken.