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Chelsea Barracks- Chelsea, London: 01.03.2008 -

Discussion in 'Downfallen' started by Downfallen, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Downfallen

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    "Eyes FRONT !! ( and left ...and right.....and behind...)"
    Been eyeing up this one for a while.....in fact its just been plain bugging me.
    I'd figured out a couple of ways in...both needing quiet streets...
    That part was easy...but the other wasnt ( its patrolled by dogs at night ) and that had resulted in a couple of failed attempts.
    I had observed behavoirs and patterns....and figured out what needed to be done.....( I love it when a plan comes together !)
    Lots of cameras around...and security are pretty damn good ! I dunno what the feel they need to protect though....as the campus is pretty much stripped bare.
    Its very much like a mini town in there......shop, social club, gym,swimming pool, dining halls, bars.....aare all there as well as the living quarters and offices....I think it must have been quite a cool place for a squaddie to be serving...
    Very little military 'stuff' left there....but plenty of reminders of what it was.

    This one was definatley a buzz......it requires observation and knowledge of security there and even with that......my head was constantly on a swivel with the slightest of noises in this 'ghostown'....I dont think I've ever had to be so careful of my movements.....I left physically and mentally exhausted !!

    With a little thinking ( note thinking....NOT vandalism)...most areas on campus are available...

    Theres quite a few pictures.....I'll break them down into the relevant areas.

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    The 'High Stuff'
    Visited first, of course !...Two accomodation block towers tower over the barracks.
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    Up out at 15 floors ...there are some great views of the Barracks campus...as well as some nice views of London and 'familiar ' friends.
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    The last resident on the 15th floor...didnt seem to be enjoying the view as much as I did.
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    There is a tunnel below the towers ....it didnt join the two towers and unfortunately ended abruptly
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    The Chelsea Barracks Military Chapel
    Nestled in the heart of the Barracks....a lovely quaint chapel...

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    Lovely tiling around the alter.....in great condition
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    A couple of the memorial plaques still remain...big...ornate and beautiful.
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    Central Accomodation Block.
    I have to say I found the accomodation rooms particulary uninspiring.....this is the military after all !...
    But the communal shithouse....of course !

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    The Armoury
    Couldnt resist a peek in here......rooms with cages and storage facilities for rifles, GPMG's, Morters and Rockets and lots of 'nuclear material' warning signs ( depleted uranium casings maybe ? )
    ....I reckon this place was 'ultra' secure when it was live....the PIR's here are still active...and the control panel for the door movement sensors are still on too.....whether anyone is listening/watching...is for you to decide !
    One of 4 armoury rooms..

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    Other Barracks Facilities
    This place has everything a place with 250 guys needs to run.....here's some highlights
    Very nice Gym....

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    Swimming pool is next door.....still a bit 'o water' left in there if anyone fancies a paddle.
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    An army marches on its stomach...so appropriately the mess hall is huge
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    And the only rooms bigger....was the social club......canteen....bars ....pool hall and dance hall.
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    Other things....
    Key Hall in the site room....( there was also a very comprehensive map of the facility...:thumb )
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    There was a fully functional medical , dental and physiotherapy hall on the backend of the barracks...now its pretty much bare.
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    These guys are around regularly....thankfully for me....not with fido today.
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    A tricky explore no doubt....but one that had to be done ;)
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    #1 Downfallen, Mar 2, 2008
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