RRH Staxton Wold

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RRH Staxton Wold
Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg
near Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England
RRH Staxton Wold is located in North Yorkshire
RRH Staxton Wold
RRH Staxton Wold
Coordinates 54°11′11″N 000°26′04″W / 54.18639°N 0.43444°W / 54.18639; -0.43444
Type Remote Radar Head
Site information
Open to
the public
Site history
Built 1936 (1936)
In use 1937–Present

RRH Staxton Wold is a Royal Air Force Remote Radar Head near Scarborough in North Yorkshire.[1]

The present-day site of RRH Staxton Wold has had an early warning function since the 3rd century AD, when it was the site of a warning beacon. It was first used as a radar station in 1937, when it was set up as part of the Chain Home system. It is the only one of the original stations still in use, and may thus claim to be the oldest continuously serving radar station.[2]

Today it is a Remote Radar Head (RRH) within the United Kingdom Air Surveillance and Control System (UKASACS)[3] The radar at Staxton Wold is a Lockheed Martin TPS77 which was due to be working by September 2013,[4] but only became fully operational in early 2015.[5]

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  1. ^ "Hidden gems open their doors for you". Scarborough News. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "RAF Staxton Wold". RAF. Royal Air Force. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "RAF Boulmer". UKASACS. Royal Air Force. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Armed Forces". Parliament.uk. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Winds of change bring threat of blight to coast". Yorkshire Post. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 

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