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Capel Le Ferne

Battle of Britain Memorial, New Dover Road, Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone.

Statue of a lone airman sitting on the propeller-boss looking out to sea. Carved on the boss are the Squadron badges of the RAF units which took part in the battle.

Capel le Ferne situated on the B2011, between Folkestone and Dover on the South East Coast of England.This was taken look towards Folkestone.

Hawker Hurricane 'Little Willie' of 56 Sqn

Early listening device,near Capel-le-Ferne.

Along the east and south coast of England, in various states of survival, are the remains of concave concrete listening posts dating from the late 1910s - early 1930s: sound mirrors designed to detect approaching enemy aircraft in the days before radar. The sound waves from aircraft engines reflected off their curved surface; a cone shaped sound collector, and later a microphone, picked up the sound. The point on the mirror where the sound was loudest determined the direction of the plane and made it possible for operators to plot the flight path of the aircraft.

Sunset at Capel-le-Ferne.

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