N17 Optical Test Range

Located outside the wire on Crow Drive, building N17 was constructed as an optical test range. The building was erected by the Ministry of Supply (MoS) for High Explosive Research (HER) who were engaged in Operation Hurricane to test high speed cameras.* Most likely originally constructed entirely from wood, the later edition of a brick front facade and roller shutter door may have come from a change of use. By 1975 the building was under the control of the admin department and used by the yacht club.

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