J4972 : Pillbox, Newtownards (1)

taken 10 years ago, near to Newtownards and Drumhirk, Northern Ireland

Pillbox, Newtownards (1)
Pillbox, Newtownards (1)
A WWII pillbox which guarded Newtownards aerodrome. It might look a bit incongruous now but remember that the embankment was added, for protection against flooding, long after the war. Strangford Lough is behind the embankment (left) and the runway is out of picture to the right. J4972 : Pillbox, Newtownards (2) shows the inside view.
Newtownards Airport

The aerodrome at Newtownards opened as Ards Airport in 1934. It was used by the RAF for training during WWII and was bombed by the Luftwaffe in 1941. After WWII it reverted to its role as a civil airport. It is now owned by the Ulster Flying Club LinkExternal link.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 7 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 7 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Air transport  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 498 729 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.9672N 5:41.0071W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 498 729
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Newtownards  World War II Relic  World War II  Pill Box 

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