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Battery Lothringen Open Day

Sunday, 16 June 2024

Time
14:00 - 17:00
Venue
Batterie Lothringen, St Brelade
Price
Admission £6, under 16s and CIOS members free

Welcome to Battery Lothringen at Noirmont! We invite you to explore this unusual two-storey bunker complex and adjacent MP1 range-finding tower.

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Originally intended as 'Marine Battery 2', armed with four modern quick-firing 15cm turreted guns which never arrived thanks to the success of Allied bombing raids in Europe, Coastal Artillery Batterie Lothringen at Noirmont Point was the only Kriegsmarine (Naval) battery found in Jersey and armed with ex-battleship 15cm guns.

The 'eyes' of the Battery is the large multi-floored Command Bunker equipped with both a 6 metre range finder and Azimuth direction finding periscopes protected by armoured turrets. Originally equipped with state of the art equipment to calculate the target location and how elements would affect the shell's flight, today parts of the bunker are restored to how it looked when operational. There is also information on Allied attacks that took place off the headland, items found in the surrounding area, and you can even look through one of the periscopes!

Knowledgeable members will be on hand to help you with your visit and the CIOS has also progressively opened up a large proportion of the Battery's sealed bunkers behind the Command Bunker which allows the interested visitor to explore them.

For more information about our Society or if you're interested in becoming a member, please visit our Facebook page: CIOS Jersey

Venue

Batterie Lothringen
Noirmont Point
St Brelade

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