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Fighter Direction Tenders


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Fighter Direction Tenders were floating radar and communication vessels, which bristled with aerials and antenna. They were the eyes and ears of the invasion forces off the beaches of Normandy in June of 1944, as they intercepted enemy communications and plotted enemy aircraft activity well beyond the reach of the Home Base radar stations along the south coast of England. The data they gathered was used by the HQ Ships, which operated as command and control centres in the vicinity of the landing beaches. There were 3 Fighter Direction Tenders designated FDT 13, 216 & 217 and this is their story.





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