AA Battery Wemyss Bay
AA Battery Wemyss Bay was a World War II anti-aircraft batter located near Wemyss Bay on the Clyde coast. The Royal Artillery Association lists the battery as site number AS7, part of the Clyde AA Defences.
Wemyss Bay appears to have been the site of two anti-aircraft batteries, the World War II defence described here, and a later Cold War defence identified as site number CD58a, AA Battery Wemyss Plantation, part of the Clyde postwar AA defences, and reportedly built on the site of the wartime battery.
Subsequent housing development in the area means there are no surviving remains of either battery, razed to make way for the later buildings.
World War II
No further information is recorded by RCAHMS for this battery, other than a reference to its existence prior to construction of the later postwar battery on the same site.
Local information received has identified the existence of a nearby searchlight battery, which is assumed to have been associated with this anti-aircraft battery.
- World War II Royal Artillery list, aS7 at NS194702
- Searchlight Battery, Wemyss Bay
- Postwar site given as NS193704
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