RAF Stenigot opened during WWII as a Chain Home radar station. During the 1950s, NATO selected the site for use in it’s Ace High communication programme – a huge communication’s network from Norway to Turkey.
As always, the excellent SubBrit has more details about the site.
Ace High dishes
The station closed during the 1990s and the dishes were dismounted and dumped in a field. They are huge – their diameter is 60ft and weigh roughly 100 tonnes each.
A small building sits near the dishes – the Chain Home radar station receiver block from WWII. In my recently annoyingly typical forgetfulness, I didn’t photo the outside. I need to write something on my hand about that on my next trip somewhere.