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West Pennar searchlight battery (SM933 130): T is was a single earth/sandbagged searchlight emplacement, with hut bases situated in the ditch of an Iron Age hill-fort. T is site was bombed and machine-gunned during the Second World War.


East Popton bombing decoy (SM907 033): A single-storey, brick-built rectangular building within the Texaco refi nery site was originally a ‘night shelter’ used by the crew of a Quartz Light/ Quartz Fire (QL/QF) bombing decoy. T is was a sophisticated decoy system designed to give the appearance of Pembroke Dock at night, thus fooling enemy aircraft into bombing the sparsely-populated area around Pwllcrochan. Electric lighting was used to give diff erent eff ects - light shining through slipped slates on roofs; doors opening and closing; spilled light from poorly blacked-out windows; masked headlamps of cars; dim permitted lighting such as could be seen at the dockyard fl ying boat base and at the station. If the decoy lights attracted any bombing, the fi re displays would then come into play to attract further bombing. T ese fi re displays were also sophisticated, representing the eff ect of bombing on a town - slow, glowing fi res, fl aring fi res and spluttering fl ames. T e surviving structure has a central doorway accessing a corridor which permits access to the two rooms, one housing the generator and the other one the control room/ shelter. Nowadays the building is used as a store.


July 1946 - PY01 C4 Searchlight site, Pwllcrochan


Pwllcrochan searchlight battery (SM920 026): In the fi eld behind the village school was a WW2 searchlight emplacement with two Nissen huts and a generator base. Few remains are visible.


Wallaston (SM923 001): T is was the site of a WW2 High Frequency/ Direction Finding Station used to monitor and plot the position of lost aircraft and to help them fi nd their way to the nearest airfi eld.


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