Remains of Grune Point Bombing range

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Remains of Grune Point Bombing Range. Photograph by Gordon Akitt.

The wooden structure above shows the remains of the Grune Point bombing range.

There were other WW2 related structures on the Grune, notably a quadrant tower which the observers will have used to monitor the success of the ‘practise bombing runs’. This will have been very similar in type to one on the Beckfoot site.

In addition, there was a ‘field office’ and a tracked moving target firing range. Much of this has now vanished, although demolition rubble with reinforcing bars, near the point, allows an informed judgement as to construction type and materials.  Gordon Akitt believe he has identified what were once the legs of the demolished quadrant observation tower amid the rubble and debris.

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