Was anyone on here in the R.O.C. (Royal Observer Corps.) ?? These bunkers were part of the R.O.C. chain of reporting and monitoring stations when/if Russia dropped a pile of nuclear bad News
I was in the ROC for a few years, shortly before it was disbanded (bloody peace breaking out, dammit) I was attached to my nearest post (in Ayrshire)). Regular lockdown excercises. Training sessions every week. Rations and water to last 28 days minimum if things got nasty. Bunks, telephone comms, radiation measuring equip, Bomb Power Indicators blah.blah.
The big crunch being...... When the balloon went up for real,
would you leave your loved ones on the surface to vapourise/die a lingering death whilst you headed underground to "do your bit" for Western civilisation ??
After a weekend's exercise you were VERY glad to climb up that ladder and head home - or more often to the Pub
!! After a month or longer down there Gawd knows what you would be like. Quite "fragrant" for starters !! ha.ha. What a world would await you ?? Doesn't bear thinking about. You wouldn't be going to the Pub
, that's for sure.
Remember having a sniff round the post at Raby. Probably gone by now.
Surprised the one on fleabay wasn't snapped up by a certain Robbo !