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Ensign of the Royal Air Force

Located near Sandwich in Kent
Type Underground control centre and radar station
Coordinates Latitude: 51.2689
Longitude: 1.2947
Built 1939 (1939)
In use 1939-1998
Ministry of Defence
Controlled by Royal Air Force

RAF Ash (formerly RAF Sandwich) was an RAF underground control centre and radar station situated near the village of Woodnesborough, Kent, England.


RAF Sandwich was originally a Ground Controlled Interception (GCI) site situated in Ash Road, Sandwich. However, after the Second World War the area was chosen for one of a chain of ROTOR air defence radar stations and the site was relocated to an underground bunker 1.5 miles to the south-west in Marshborough Road, Ash, the new site being renamed RAF Ash.

RAF Ash was closed and the site sold in July 1998.[1] It is now used as a secure server farm by The Bunker, an Internet hosting company.[2]


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