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Royal Air Force Beachy Head

Ensign of the Royal Air Force

near Eastbourne, East Sussex, England
Type Radar station
Coordinates Latitude: 50.738
Longitude: 0.251
Built 1939 (1939)
In use 1940–1960
Part Demolished
Open to
the public

RAF Station Beachy Head was a Royal Air Force (RAF) radar station and one of the many Chain Home Low radar stations, being situated near Beachy Head and Eastbourne in East Sussex, England. It featured a Type 16 radar that was monitored from RAF Kenley.

RAF Beachy Head saw much activity in World War II covering the area from Brighton to Hastings from ten miles out to sea, but began to decline in importance in the 1950s.


In 1952, a ROTOR site was built, which closed in May 1958. The Coastguard used one of the buildings. It closed with the end of the Cold War and partly demolished in 1996.


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