Wars

WW2 Thames Estuary Coastal (Maundsley) Forts

Dec 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: European Coastline, Scratch Building

During WW2, the British government built a series of offshore platforms designed by Guy Maundsley, as Anti Aircraft (AA)  defence platforms.  They were intended to provide static defence support for shipping convoys gathering in the Thames shipping channels before transit to their destinations, as well as to prevent inshore raids by enemy surface craft. Abandoned […]



Domino Dawn – Japan Invades Thailand 1941

Oct 22nd, 2007 | By | Category: Southeast Asia

The Battle of Prachuap Khirikan Airfield was a key engagement of the South-East Asian Theatre of World War II. It was fought from December 8th to 9th 1941, at the airfield of Prachuap Khirikan in Thailand, on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand along the Isthmus of Kra. It saw the loss of Thailand, and the opening of the Malay Peninsula to the Japanese, who intended using Thailand as a base to strike at British possessions in Burma and Malaya, having attacked Thailand without warning.