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  Brant Broughton Q Site

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Updated: 5 Dec 12

Opened: <= 1942

Closed: => 1942

Airfield decoyed: RAF Swinderby

English Heritage Site Reference: Q92B

Approximate location of site centre: BNG SK905552 (Streetmap)

Pastscape record: 1465616

The Bassingham Q site was a Second World War night-time bombing decoy that was built to deflect enemy bombing from RAF Swinderby. This Q-type decoy displayed a series of lights simulating an active airfield. It is referenced as being in use during 1942. By the 1980s the site had been given over to agricultural use and no features of the decoy survive on site. A further Q site for RAF Swinderby was located at Bassingham.

Q-sites operated at night and tried to lure the enemy with sets of lights arranged to look like a real operational airfield, set out over up to a mile and a half of countryside. Q sites generally had a night-time staff of two who would check lighting before dusk and await nightfall in a shelter. See further reading on dummy and decoy sites.

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