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Fair Isle, North Haven, Military Camp

Military Camp (Second World War)

Site Name Fair Isle, North Haven, Military Camp

Classification Military Camp (Second World War)

Alternative Name(s) South Haven

Canmore ID 174319

Site Number HZ27SW 223

NGR HZ 2235 7242

NGR Description Centred HZ 2235 7242

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Shetland Islands
  • Parish Dunrossness
  • Former Region Shetland Islands Area
  • Former District Shetland
  • Former County Shetland

Archaeology Notes

HZ27SW 223 centred 2235 7242

A small military camp consisting of at least 16 huts is visible on a RAF WWII vertical air photograph taken in 1942 (RAF, WL 10, 1.111, flown 4 July 1942). The camp is situated at the S end of North Haven at the W end of the narrow isthmus between Bu Ness and the rest of Fair Isle. The camp presumably was built to accommodate military personnel based at the radar station at Ward Hill (HZ27SW 217).

Information from RCAHMS (DE), December 2000


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