RAF Stenigot, Lincolnshire
Ace High Relay Station
These images show the former Cold War sites we visited Lincolnshire in 2015 as part of research for future socially engaged art projects. As two artists working in Shetland, we were delighted to see the 'lugs' used in the A.C.E. High network that we also had in Shetland. Click on an image to enlarge and view photographs as a slideshow.
In 1959 it was upgraded to a communications relay site as part of the ACE High programme, which involved adding four tropospheric scatter dishes. The site was decommissioned in the late 1980s and was mostly demolished by 1996.
RAF Stenigot was a Second World War radar station situated at Stenigot, near Donington on Bain, Lincolnshire.
RAF Stenigot was part of the Chain Home radar network, intended to provide long range early warning for raids from Luftflotte 5 and the northern elements of Luftflotte 2 along the approaches to Sheffield and Nottingham and the central Midlands. After the Second World War, the site was retained as part of the Chain Home network.
Abandoned Tropospheric Scatter Dishes, once part of NATO ACE HIGH communication system.