Two Royal Air Force police raising the ensign


Station Name: RRH Staxton Wold

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Postcode: YO12 4TJ

Station overview

This remote radar site is situated in North Yorkshire, Staxton Wold is a CRP in the UK ASACS. The site has been used for early warning since the 3rd Century AD, when a beacon was set in place by the Romans. In 1937, Staxton Wold was chosen as one of the 16 radar sites forming the Chain Home System, becoming fully operational in April 1939. The Station played an integral part in destroying many enemy aircraft. Today, it is the only one of the original 16 sites still operating, thus laying claim to be the Worlds oldest radar site.

RRH Staxton Wold Station Crest

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