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MILITARY CAMP (20TH CENTURY)
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Nothing survives of a small group of huts in a field on the E side of the A961 road between a house annotated Lynburn and Fernbank.
The huts are visible on WW II RAF vertical air photographs (WL/10, 1.34-1.35, flown 7 July 1942) as a group of eight, two of them Nissen type. A further group of three are visible about 100m SE of the site, an area now occupied by a house annotated 'Glenview'.
Visited by RCAHMS (DE), May 1996
The house 'Lynburn' is identified by local sources as being use by the 'Toc H' organisation.
Information to RCAHMS from Mr A Flett, Orkney pers comm, 9 October 2008
Related material information
- 1096842 (4/7/1942)
Scanned image of RAF WW II vertical air photograph showing the large accommodation camp with searchlight position to the S. Also visible is a second small camp at Fernbank, the large power generator house for Netherbutton Radar Station at Burn of Button, the 'Five Hillocks' barrow with to the NE a small light anti aircraft position.
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