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#4456369 - 01/07/19 12:48 AM WW2 Britain Anderson Shelters  
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Watched a tv show on The Battle of Britain and they talked some about air-raid shelters and about on e I had never heard of - the Anderson Shelter.


https://www.battleofbritain1940.net/document-4.html


Curious if I was the only one who had not heard of them.

For our UK members. Anyone have first hand knowledge of them ? Any still standing and being used for garden storage ?




Link fixed.

Last edited by oldgrognard; 01/07/19 01:44 AM.

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#4456371 - 01/07/19 12:53 AM Re: WW2 Britain Anderson Shelters [Re: oldgrognard]  
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LOL...Link check?



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#4456372 - 01/07/19 01:00 AM Re: WW2 Britain Anderson Shelters [Re: oldgrognard]  
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There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
#4456381 - 01/07/19 05:09 AM Re: WW2 Britain Anderson Shelters [Re: oldgrognard]  
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There are still a few about: Guardian article.

#4456387 - 01/07/19 10:05 AM Re: WW2 Britain Anderson Shelters [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Me Gran had one at the bottom of her garden, Mum used to tell me about the nights they spent in there when the Germans were bombing Clydeside.

There were still lots around when I was growing up but not as many around now, and yeah we used to play in them and as a kid used them as a model when my mates and I were building dens and hide-outs smile

https://andersonshelters.org.uk/


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#4456400 - 01/07/19 12:55 PM Re: WW2 Britain Anderson Shelters [Re: oldgrognard]  
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My grans neighbours had one in their garden around 1970. I was so jealous.


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