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AA Battery Wemyss Bay

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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[1], part of the .

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 , 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.


1 Royal Artillery Association, Clyde Gun Defended Area

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