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Chain Home Extra Low Stations - UK


The map below shows the approximate location of the stations equipped with CHEL sets as part of the 'Chain Home' network.  Further details on each station is contained in the table below, click on the number in the map to take you to relevant details.

For a full list of known UK Radar Stations click here.

No Name Details
1 Bawdsey This was the site of the first CH station ad was involved in the early development work on the system. Type 55
2 Denge Type 54
3 North Foreland Type 54
4 St Margaret's Bay Type 52
5 Beachy Head Type 51
6 Ventnor Type 52 and Type 53.  It was commissioned in 1942/43 as a Type 14 station with Type 273 Naval equipment.
7 The Verne Type 54 and type 57.  It was commissioned in 1942/43 as a Type 14 station with Type 273 Naval equipment.
8 Beer Head Type 54.  In October 1945 it was scheduled to be placed in Care & Maintenance
9 Kingswear Type 52.  By January 1941 this was under construction as station 14A to take over from West Prawle.  It was commissioned in 1942/43 as a CMH (Type 13)  station, which later moved to Hopton.
10 Start Point Type 54.  It was commissioned in 1942/43 as a Type 14 station with Type 273 Naval equipment.
11 Bolt Tail Type 52
12 Chapel Rame Type 53
13 Downderry Type 57.
14 Pen Oliver Type 56
15 Hartland Point Type 52
16 Kete Type 52
17 St David's Head Type 52
18 Pen y Brin Type 57
19 South Stack Type 52
20 Prestatyn Type 57
21 Creignish Type 52. It was commissioned in 1942/43 as a CD No 1 Mk V station.
22 Downhill Type 52
23 Kilcharran Type 52
24 Hesta Geo Type 50
25 South Ranaldsay Type 13 and Type 50
26 Dunnet Head Type 57
27 Rosehaerty Type 54. It was commissioned in 1942/43 as a Type 271(10cm) station.
28 Cresswell Type 56.  By January 1941 this was station 40A and was commissioned during 1942/43 as both a CHL (Tower) station and a CD No 1 Mk V station.
29 Goldsborough Type 13, Type 52 and Type 57
30 Dimlington Type 54
31 Skendleby Type 54
32 Bard Hill Type 57
33 Trimmingham Type 54
34 Winterton Type 54
35 Thorpness Type 54
36 The Jacka Type 52.  It was commissioned in 1942/43 as a Type 271(10cm) station.
37 Benacre Type 54.  In October 1945 it was scheduled to be placed in Care & Maintenance

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