RAF Detling was a military airfield just outside of Maidstone, first opened prior to World War One as RNAS Detling (Royal Naval Air Service). Whilst the site doesn’t exist today, traces of it are still dotted around the village of Detling.
Battle HQ’s were semi-underground bunkers built close to airfields where a Commander could organise the defence of the airfield, should it come under attack. Inside the buildings had a simple layout; a main entrance, planning room, observation room and a toilet. The observation room is raised with a sloped roof.
This bunker is still in a relatively good condition with some of the original fixtures still inside, such as the lighting fixtures and wall brackets.
Source: Pillbox Study Group