Marcham was very well defended perhaps because there was an important military office in Marcham (I guess I am not giving away military secrets away), Nearly missed this one as it's behind a High Oxford Stone wall. William Ironside started his military career with the Boer War. The 12-Item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) (Goldberg & Williams, 1988) consists of 12 items, each one assessing the severity of a mental problem over the past few weeks using a 4-point Likert-type scale (from 0 to 3). 1. Stop-line Red followed the Thames from Reading and crossed the Cotswolds to Great Somerford in Wiltshire, and Stop-line Blue followed the Kennet and Avon Canal to Semington. GHQ Line - Dogmersfield (Basingstoke Canal) Filling in the gaps - Copped Hall - Bumbles Green; From a Gun Emplacement to a Control Tower 04/28 - 05/05 (27) 04/21 - 04/28 (5) Translate. Concrete Road Blocks opposite Thames-side Cottage Pillbox between Long Wittenham & Clifton Hampden. Further GHQ lines were constructed to protect Plymouth. While there are so many there is no particular rush to preserve them they hardly seem endangered but that was always true for things that have disappeared. These blocks are practically hidden by undergrowth, one remains clear and when I noticed it (it's the typical size of a Road block Stone) it is then that I noticed the pillbox on the opposite bank. See their photo below. 1 product rating 1 product ratings - GHQ 53-018 Garbage Truck Kit N scale. In ideal conditions GHQ Line Green could have had limited success in slowing down an invasion force. Drayton lock about 2 miles down the canal fortunately does exist and has been partially restored. In 1940 the canal had been unused for 40 years or more. There may be more but the nettles were thick! Tony Payne from Southampton, UK on July 12, 2011: Wow what an excellent lens. Pillbox at Lechlade view of St Lawrence Church in distance, did you no about the two WW2 Block houses on the green in front of Gainsborough green shop Abingdon,they were blown up about 1964/5 just after my parents moved in to there house opposite the block houses.Thinking about the G.H.Q line they would have been allmost next to it.From Saxton road about opposite the Saxton Arms pub was 4 shop then a gap which led to the allotments, which was where Gaisborough Green is built.My grandfather said there was a wooden bridge over the G.H.Q ditch to access the allotments.My Father said when he was a boy he got a lot of fish out of the ditch just as they were slowley. 1st Aug 09, 10:26 #2. Journey. The GHQ Line (General Headquarters Line) was a defence line built in the United Kingdom during World War II to contain an expected German invasion. As for CARC Green, aka FS34079 Forest Green, at this scale, any medium gray green will work, just stay away from brown or yellow olives. These lines met Stop-line Green, which encircled Bristol. The main defence lines were supplemented by further Command and Corps stop-lines. manufacturing areas in the Midlands and the North, and were a final defensive position. Powered by Blogger. Most of these indestructible pillboxes still remain though nature does its best to disguise them. A FW3/22 type pillbox near the Kennet and Avon Canal. It has been suggested that it was built just to cover the old lock but it is ridiculously thick and untypically raised above ground. Platforms. This map was created by a user. (supposition only, what is true is that the pillbox was not in anybody's way. We have over six thousand packs of 1:285 scale figures in stock at any one time. Apart from the blow-up pillboxes at Netherton I have not seen any signs of decay and in general are in very good condition. Was this destroyed in a D-Day exercise? This pillbox is directly opposite its twin which is expectedly on the Thames Bank. DOOBERSi. I know of a few on the coast in Cornwall and Dorset, and have photos of them. He served in the First World War then led the ill-fated British expedition to Archangel Russia to support the anti-communist White Forces. They comprised: The London Inner Keep, London Stop Line Inner (Line C), London Stop Line Central (Line B) and London Stop Line Outer (Line A). Procurement jobs 24,175 open jobs Engineer jobs 188,032 open jobs Public Relations jobs Health issues put my studies on hold for a while, but I'm now 'back in the saddle'. Brand: GHQ. I suppose it must have started in the mid 1970's with the superb 'World at War' tv series combined with some Airfix magazine articles on British pillboxes disguised as ice cream parlours, summer houses etc. I was amazed to see these huge blocks nearly hidden by vegetation at the roadside. Through Wootton Rivers, GHQ stop Line was the Berks and Wilts Canal this River gradually washes away bank! Here.... 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