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Scramble Bell

 

A common sound at fighter airfields in England in 1940 was the ringing of the ‘scramble’ bell. This was rung when incoming Luftwaffe (German Air Force) raids were identified by ground-based radar stations. The pilots then ran to their aircraft and got airborne as quickly as possible to attack the approaching fighters and bombers.

 

Cosford Royal Air Force Museum

Shropshire, UK

 

Scramble Bell

 

A common sound at fighter airfields in England in 1940 was the ringing of the ‘scramble’ bell. This was rung when incoming Luftwaffe (German Air Force) raids were identified by ground-based radar stations. The pilots then ran to their aircraft and got airborne as quickly as possible to attack the approaching fighters and bombers.

 

Cosford Royal Air Force Museum

Shropshire, UK

 

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Jul 2014, 00:59
Cripes! I always thought they used a hand-turned siren, Elizabeth.
living history...
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Jul 2014, 06:28
Just think of all the drama it'seen..
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Jul 2014, 07:08
Yes, horrible times - I have been in Coventry again and saw the still visible destructions - I also recall the sounds I heard as little child (1945) when the fighters and bombers came in ...
This gives me the shivers Elizabeth! Fine capture.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 24 Jul 2014, 08:52
I must have missed this Elizabeth, thank you for showing it.
I have been to Cosford several times and not seen this E. It is a poignant reminder of those dark days
ncie crop
Looks as though they used it for target practice!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jul 2014, 14:11
It certainly looks like it has been through he wars
A very important reminder of our history. Lets hope we don't ever have to go through that again.
How come that you noticed this and a lot of us others didn't.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 24 Jul 2014, 20:35
I missed this. Nicely taken, Elizabeth
Well spotted I never saw this
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jul 2014, 22:09
Nice poignant detail.

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