RAF Oxenhope Moor

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RAF Oxenhope Moor
Yorkshire, England
RAF Oxenhope.jpg
The remains of a communications mast at RAF Oxenhope.
RAF Oxenhope Moor is located in West Yorkshire
RAF Oxenhope Moor
RAF Oxenhope Moor
Coordinates 53°50′N 1°59′W / 53.83°N 1.98°W / 53.83; -1.98
Site information
Controlled by Royal Air Force
Condition demolished
Site history
In use 1942–1970

RAF Oxenhope Moor was a British Second World War radio station, located on Cock Hill Moor near the village of Oxenhope in Yorkshire.[1] It was known by a number of different names, including Oxenhope Laboratory, Oxenhope Radar Station and Oxenhope Weather Station.

The station was built during the Second World War and was used as part of the GEE navigation system (started in March 1942) used to guide bombers to their targets in Europe. The station was maintained by the RAF as No. 585 Signals Unit until 1970,[2] and was then taken over by the University of Bradford.[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Wood, Steven; Palmer, Ian (2009). Oxenhope & Stanbury through time. Stroud: Amberley. p. 49. ISBN 978-1848685239. 
  2. ^ "Gee Chain Closure". Flight International. Reed Business Information Ltd. 97 (3185): 536. 26 March 1970. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Former RAF radar station to be bulldozed". Hebden Bridge Times. 16 October 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2010.