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The men of the battery were billeted in the hotel next to the No.2 Gun. An inset (J) shows the interior of the observation post for the battery, complete with a depression position finder, spotting binoculars and transmitting dial This battery, located on Primrose Hill in North London, was one of only three twin-5.25in. These guns were diverted from Navy contracts and were obtained in an exchange for Bofors LAA guns. The beach is also protected by a pillbox (I), and also by several Spigot Mortar positions close to the guns. A 3.7cm anti-armour gun (5) and two heavy machine-gun squads (6) have been attached to the platoon along with an anti-armour rifle troop (7).
The platoon's 5cm light mortar (4) is positioned to the rear, but in a place where it could observe its target area, as it had no observers.
Considerable thought was given to the camouflage of coast artillery positions.