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The gun emplacements and tunnels you now see at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park are the remnants of a 6-inch� gun battery constructed during 1941 and 1942 as part of Auckland�s World War II defences.  Castor Bay was one of three gun batteries whose purpose was to defend the northern approaches to the Rangitoto Channel; the others were at Whangaparaoa and Motutapu.