GORE HILL ANTI-AIRCRAFT SEARCHLIGHT BATTERY
SYDNEY, NSW DURING WW2

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The men at Gore Hill Anti-aircraft Searchlight Battery lived in tents. Cooking was done in the open on improvised cooking facilities. They took part in air co-op and manning drills on most nights. At the end of the night's training two sentries were posted to guard the equipment.

The Searchlight crew at Gore Hill had a problem with equipment going missing. A pair of binoculars was the first thing to disappear. Then a rifle went missing and finally a Spotting Chair disappeared. It was assumed by the crew that the items had been stolen by persons unknown at night time. They increased the sentries overnight. It turned out that the Section Officer was the culprit, but his motives were to keep his men on their toes rather than for personal gain. He was caught by a sentry removing the control arm from the Projector.

 

REFERENCES

"Expose - A History of Searchlights in WWII"
by Noel F. Hill

 

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