|There were a number of operational radio
and radar stations in and around Purbeck during World
War 2. This section lists some of them, and gives
more extensive details for a few (follow the links).
- also known as Renscombe Down, had a Chain Home
St Aldhelm's Head
- a Chain Home Low station (CHL),
Durlston - an 'Oboe'
radio navigation station with the code name 'Tilly
Brandy Bay - near Tyneham, had a reserve GEE
radio navigation station,
Sturminster Marshall - Ground Control of
Kingston - had a reserve Chain Home station for a
Acton - ping-pong station,
Swanage Downs - a Coastal Defence (CD) for
detecting ships. This site was later used for J-Watch
Nine Barrow Down - VHF radio communications masts
?for communication with aircraft and also important
after the D-Day landings when the planned undersea
telephone cable link was damaged.