Following the public outcry after the successful attacks on London and Tyneside, additional defences have been added.
In addition to the new RNAS detachment at Gosforth, the Admiralty has established a group of additional air stations on the Yorkshire coast at Redcar, Scarborough, and Hornsea, which, with the existing base at Whitley Bay, form a defence group covering the area between the Tyne and the Humber with headquarters at Redcar. Again the inadequacy of the aircraft will make actually intercepting a Zeppelin very difficult.
In London gun defences have been increased. On the 15th of June the Admiralty agreed to divert three 3 -inch guns, earmarked for new ships of the Fleet to coastal defence.The guns are now mounted at Blackheath, Finsbury, and West Ham, and brings the total of 3-inch guns, in and around London, to eight. Given the chances of spotting, never Ming hitting an attacker are slim, this is more public reassurance than sound strategy.