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Latitude: 51.7095 / 51°42'34"N
Longitude: -4.3062 / 4°18'22"W
OS Eastings: 240757
OS Northings: 203714
OS Grid: SN407037
Mapcode National: GBR GP.WD6N
Mapcode Global: VH3M8.99VB
Entry Name: Dome Gunnery Trainer, Pembrey Airfield
Scheduled Date: 6 October 1989
Source ID: 2176
Cadw Legacy ID: CM248
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Gunnery Training Dome
Period: Post Medieval/Modern
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: Pembrey and Burry Port Town (Pembre a Phorth Tywyn)
Built-Up Area: Pembrey Airport
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument consists of the remains of a gunnery training dome. At Pembrey the structure consists of a hemispherical concrete dome. The trainee air gunner was placed in a central swivelling seat with a camera gun and silhouettes of aircraft were back-projected on to the walls of the dome trainer.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of World War II anti-aircraft and coastal defence practices. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. Gunnery training domes may be part of a larger cluster of anti-invasion defences and their importance can further enhanced by their group value. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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