RAF Southrop Defences

Relief Landing Ground at NGR: SP175036

A ‘Farm’ at the WWII RLG, RAF Southrop, Gloucestershire is defended by a very unusual ‘double’ Pillbox.


A ‘Double Norcon’ Variant?

I think this is a transportable Lewis Gun AA emplacement????


The Farm House?? I think it’s a Watch Office Early type to look like a farm house. The windows are WW2, concrete window/door porch. Two re-enforced I beams running through the ceiling.


This crest appears on both apexes.


‘I’ Beams seen trough the window.


Second entrance with a concrete ‘cast’ hole in the floor.


by Richard Drew


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