Next time your at Gorey Harbour take a walk down and see if you can spot all the traces of WWII that remain. The type 626 pictured above was unique to Jersey and was demolished in the 70’s.
Information below from the German records of the area:
Location: The Resistance Nest Gorey Harbour lies between the Operational Position Fort William and the Resistance Nest Mont Orgueil Castle and Strongpoint Victoria Tower
Complement: One NCO and seventeen Other Ranks. Reserve for Alarm Level 2: Four VGAD men [VGAD = Verstärktergrenzeaufsichdienst = Reinforced Frontier Control Service or Customs Service]
Unit’s Weapons: One light Machine Gun 34
Static Weapons: Two light Machine Gun 34’s, one 3.7cm French Puteaux gun mounted in a APX-R tank turret with a co-axial Machine Gun, one 3.7cm Anti-Tank gun, one 7.5cm Anti-Tank gun, five defence flamethrowers and two 40cm searchlights
Battle Orders: The Resistance Nest Gorey Harbour has orders to defend the position against enemy attack from the sea, land and air and in particular the Harbour. Enemy approaching the resistance Nest are to be destroyed
Battle Command: By attack against Gorey Harbour work in co-operation with Strongpoint Victoria Tower, by attempts at landing in Grouville Bay with Resistance Nest Fort Henry and by attack from the land with Resistance nest Mont Orgueil Castle