J4972 : Pillbox, Newtownards

taken 6 years ago, near to Newtownards and Drumhirk, Northern Ireland

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Pillbox, Newtownards
Pillbox, Newtownards
Old pillbox at Newtownards, now partially covered by the defensive sea wall to the left. The airport is to the right and Scrabo Tower is in the distance.
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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J4972, 73 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 April, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 25 April, 2016
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Newtownards 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 498 729 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.9668N 5:40.9886W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 498 729
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Pillbox  Ww2 Pillbox  WWII Pillbox  Second World War Pillbox  Newtownards Airport 

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