RAF Beachy Head


RAF Beachy Head is a former Royal Air Force radar station and one of the many Chain Home Low radar stations, being situated near Beachy Head and Eastbourne in East Sussex, England.[1] It featured a Type 16 radar that was monitored from RAF Kenley.

RAF Beachy Head
near Eastbourne, East Sussex, England
RAF Beachy Head is located in East Sussex
RAF Beachy Head
RAF Beachy Head
Coordinates50°44′17″N 0°15′04″E / 50.738°N 0.251°E / 50.738; 0.251
TypeRadar station
Site information
Open to
the public
ConditionPart Demolished
Site history
Built1939 (1939)
In use1940–1960

RAF Beachy Head saw much activity in the Second World War covering the area from Brighton to Hastings from ten miles out to sea, but began to decline in importance in the 1950s.[1]


In 1952, a ROTOR site was built, which closed in May 1958. The Coastguard used one of the buildings. It closed with the end of the Cold War and partly demolished in 1996.[1]

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c "RAF Beachy Head - Regiment History, War & Military Records & Archives". www.forces-war-records.co.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2023.

External links Edit

  • Secret Britain
  • RAF website