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Royal Observer Corps Exhibit

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he Royal Observer Corps was founded in 1925 and was transferred from the Royal Army to the Royal Air Ministry in 1929. Two to four posts like this one were under the control of a group centre, who reported directly to fighter group command centers, who reported to RAF Fighter Command itself. While the key to winning the Battle of Britain was the use of “Home Chain” radar stations, they could not detect aircraft once they crossed the English coastline, and visual observers had to be employed to count and track the German aircraft once they were inland.
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Photographer Jason McDonald
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Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed January 01, 2006
Location IWM Duxford
City Duxford
State or Province Cambridgeshire
Country United Kingdom
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