Danby Beacon Radar Station

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From 1939 to 1954 this piece of moor played a key role in World War 2.
Danby Beacon Radar Station
This site detected and led to the shooting down of the first enemy aircraft to fall on England on 3rd February 1940, a Heinkel 111which later crashed at Bannial Flatt Farm near Whitby.
Danby Beacon Radar Station
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