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Redsand Army Fort, (Maunsell Fort)
Ca 1971 John Victor Cooper

Redsand Army Fort, (Maunsell Fort)

Sheerness, Isle of Sheppey, ca1970

Built in WW2 for defence of the Thames Estuary.
Shivering Sand Fort is on the horizon to the left.
Picture taken from a 13'6" C-Craft inflatable boat.


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John Cooper15-Jun-2012 13:45
Hello Tim, they are still there.
The walkways have all fallen down, but the main structures are standing.
They are a few miles out to sea from Minster and a bit to the right.
Tim Ward 15-Jun-2012 11:39
Are these still there now in 2012 or have they been removed. also where about on the island. I use to live in minster before 1983. i check in and see if there is a reply to this message.
steve seed 30-Dec-2011 21:21
not starwars war of the worlds still think so its a cover up
martin broome 19-Jul-2011 12:40
They look like water daleks on guard duty !
glyn 10-Sep-2010 00:47
I used to live on the Island.I have been on these tower,my brother who was a commecial fisherman out of the creek used to tend these for a pirate radio company that was on there many,many years ago.
Joćo Lopes16-Jun-2007 13:52
Great image John.
I agree, it looks like coming up from a Star Wars Movie.
Congratulations
1moremile07-Jun-2006 22:51
Looks like those Star Wars creations.
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