aerial reconnaissance
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Light Tanks

T34 Tank @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Anti-Aircraft

85mm Flak 37 @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Armoured Cars

Daimler Mk 1 Armoured Car @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Heavy Tanks

Russian T-55 Heavy Tank @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Missiles

Bristol Bloodhound Missile @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Artillery

13 Ib Light Artillery @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Light Weaponry

Light weaponry @ The Muckleburgh Collection, NR25  7EG

Yeomanry

Yeomanry Norfolk & Suffolk regiments @ The Muckleburgh Collection, NR27 5EG
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Light Tanks

T34 Tank @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Anti-Aircraft

85mm Flak 37 @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Armoured Cars

Daimler Mk 1 Armoured Car @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Heavy Tanks

Russian T-55 Heavy Tank @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Missiles

Bristol Bloodhound Missile @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Artillery

13 Ib Light Artillery @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Light Weaponry

Light weaponry @ The Muckleburgh Collection, NR25  7EG

Yeomanry

Yeomanry Norfolk & Suffolk regiments @ The Muckleburgh Collection, NR27 5EG
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Light Tanks

T34 Tank @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Anti-Aircraft

85mm Flak 37 @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Armoured Cars

Daimler Mk 1 Armoured Car @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Heavy Tanks

Russian T-55 Heavy Tank @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Missiles

Bristol Bloodhound Missile @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Artillery

13 Ib Light Artillery @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Light Weaponry

Light weaponry @ The Muckleburgh Collection, NR25  7EG

Yeomanry

Yeomanry Norfolk & Suffolk regiments @ The Muckleburgh Collection, NR27 5EG

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Aerial reconnaissance is vital for National Defence
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Aerial Reconnaissance

Aerial reconnaissance began in the 18th  century when balloons were first used to observe military manoeuvres and came of age in the First World War

Aeroplanes were then used on the Western Front to identify troop locations and to direct artillery fire.  The advent of the camera and the use of stereoscopic imagery gave photographic intelligence a role it justly claims provided 80% of the known information to the national defence forces

Descriptively it is often called “The Eye in the Sky”

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Second World War

During the Second World War RAF Medmenham in Berkshire was the secret headquarters for the interpretation of the millions of photographs taken by Allied planes flying over Europe 

Targets for bombing raids were identified using this  intelligence   and  the results  later  analysed   from   further aerial photography

Famous  aerial  discoveries include the German radar at Bruneval in Northern France and the V1 and V2 rockets at Peenemunde on the Baltic coast

Planning for the Allied invasion in Normandy depended on aerial photography of the coast to identify the defences and suitable landing sites

Medmenham Collection
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The  Medmenham  Collection   at  Muckleburgh   displays the story of aerial reconnaissance through cameras, photographic descriptions, the equipment used, and stereoscopic imagery 

The Collection includes two reconnaissance pods carried by Hawk and Tornado aircraft until recent times. Today aircraft are aided by satellites and drones as may be seen from the following video