EPW060409 ENGLAND (1939).  Captive balloon over Coplewood End Farm and surrounding countryside, Cople, 1939


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    Title [EPW060409] Captive balloon over Coplewood End Farm and surrounding countryside, Cople, 1939
    Reference EPW060409
    Date 6 February 1939
    Place name COPLE
    Parish COPLE
    District
    Region
    Country ENGLAND
    Easting / Northing 510838,  246640
    Longitude / Latitude -0.38142168801368,  52.106557050636
    National Grid Reference TL108466
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    melgibbs
    Friday 14th of February 2014 12:45:04 PM

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    My guess is that this barrage balloon was part of the AIr Raid Precautions for Cardington; the aerodrome and airship sheds. February 1939; best to be prepared!

    Katy Whitaker
    Sunday 25th of August 2013 09:01:42 PM
    Being a single balloon, more likely to have been a training exercise for the winch crew. For defence against low flying aircraft a large number would be deployed, hence the name barrage balloon.

    clippedwings
    Sunday 25th of August 2013 09:01:42 PM