Sketch of Spigot Mortar Gun and Base
Sketch of Spigot Mortar gun with Base.
Note the gun fitted over the stainless steel spigot to fire the Mortar .
The Spigot Mortar bases were placed at strategic points around Chatteris along with road blocks to stop moving targets
Surrounding areas around the concrete Mortar Base would have had a trench large enough to stand in to enable the firing of the gun, although present research has not confirmed if this was the case in Chatteris Home Guard, who may have used a different position to fire the gun, the trenches have been filled in many years ago.
The range of the Mortar Gun was about 100yards, so faced with a moving Tank the Home guard would have been faced with a disconcerting and interesting proposition.
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