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Dec 13, 2020

Giant seaside arrow explained

Satellite views of the Wales Coast Path west of Pwllheli show a large concrete arrow in a field, pointing seawards. Our new QR codes beside the path there reveal that the arrow was created by the RAF to direct ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

trainee pilots taking off from the nearby Penrhos base. Our contributor Adrian Hughes also explains why the arrow directed the pilots south-eastwards when their destination, a coastal firing range, was south west of RAF Penrhos, which made headline news in 1936 when it was burned by pacifists who had earlier founded Plaid Genedlaethol Cymru. You can read the information on your smartphone as you pass, by scanning the QR codes at the west end of Traeth Crugan, or by clicking here.