White Rock Battery

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White Rock Battery
Part of Fortifications of Gibraltar
Gibraltar
The British Army on Gibraltar 1941 GM93.jpg
3.7-inch mobile anti-aircraft gun, November 1941
Type Artillery Battery
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Site history
Built 1941

White Rock Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. It was located at the northern end of Catalan Bay at the point where the road down to the village meets the main road.[1]

An anti-aircraft gun position was established here during World War II from 1941 to 1944.[2] Two 3.7-inch Mk. II mobile anti-aircraft guns mounted on Mk. III platforms were installed on the battery in April 1941. They were removed on 21 July 1944.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hughes, Quentin; Migos, Athanassios (1995). Strong as the Rock of Gibraltar. Exchange Publications. p. 381. 
  2. ^ Ehlen, Judy; Harmon, Russell S. (2001). The environmental legacy of military operations. Geological Society of America. p. 110. ISBN 978-0-8137-4114-7. Retrieved 1 April 2013.