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Sign: Rosh Haayin - Heritage Sites in Israel - British Watchtower

Ha-Yarkon St 37, Rosh Haayin, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל העיר ראש העין

מגדל שמירה בריטי
המגדל הזה הוא אחד מחמישה מגדלים, הניצבים בעיר כעדות לבסיס התחזוקה של חיל האוויר המלכותי (הבריטי), שפעל כאן בשנות הארבעים של המאה העשרים. המגדל ניצב על ארבעה עמודים שבנויים מלבני "סיליקט".

על פי מפת המחנה הבריטי, המגדל הזה הוקם סמוך לגדר המערבית של המחנה, במרחק של כמאתיים מטרים מאחת הכניסות הראשיות. בקרבתו היה מתחם מגורים לצוות חיל האוויר, רחבת מסדרים, מבני שירות לחיילים (חדר אוכל, שירותים, חדר כביסה וכיוצ"ב) ומאהל למגורים. מן המגדל היה ניתן לצפות על מסילת הברזל ועל הדרך לפתח תקווה.
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The sign shape is square but its head is designed according to the silhouette of the old building of the Gymnasia Herzliya, which serves as a logo of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel

The watchtower was photographed that day Click for a larger image

The other watchtower can be seen here Click for sign's details, Click for sign's details, Click for sign's details

Translation of the text on the sign:
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
Rosh Haayin city emblem

British Watchtower
This tower is one of five towers, standing in the city as a testimony to the RAF maintenance base, which operated here in the 1940s. The tower stands on four pillars built of "silicate" bricks.

According to the map of the British camp, this tower was erected near the west fence of the camp, about two hundred meters from one of the main entrances. Nearby was a residential complex for the Air Force staff, a plaza, soldiers’ service buildings (dining room, toilet, laundry room, etc.) and a residential tent. From the tower you could see the railroad and the way to Petah Tikva.

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