Fobbing by Peter Spurgeon

Fobbing

Documented in wartime records as `Shell Haven, Fobbing' the the night shelter of a World War II Oil QF (diversionary fire) decoy designed to protect the Shell Haven oil refinery. At the peak of its operation the decoy would have had many burning pools of oil and simulated ring fires from burning oil storage tanks; these would have been ignited electrically from the night shelter, situated some distance away, which also housed the generator and decoy manning personnel.