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Report - Cold Overton ROC Post, Leicestershire - March 15

Discussion in 'ROC Posts' started by Miss Mayhem, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. Miss Mayhem

    Miss Mayhem 28DL Regular User
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    This was very interesting, thanks KM Punk I really like this.
    Unfortunately a lot of the contents inside has been removed,
    also explored with The Shepshed Diamond Back : )

    History

    The Royal Observer Corps (ROC) in 1925 was essential in order to intercept enemy air crafts over
    Britain, a key element of the British Air Defence System.

    In the 1950's when it changed from being a conventional threat to a nuclear one, the ROC became part of the United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation.

    In Leicestershire hidden away there were 19 underground posts such as: Birstall, Billesdon, Bottesford, Buckminster, Coleorton, Cold Overton, Empingham, Fleckney, Harby, Lutterworth, Markfield, Melton Mowbray, Rearsby, Shepshed, Stoke Golding, Thurlaston, Twycross, Uppingham and Wymeswold.

    In this was a master post that communicated directly to a group control in either Coventry or Bedford,
    and the other posts grouped in clusters of three or four.
    In these posts, for 21 days the observers were expected to live in the 15ft by 7ft bunker,
    and this was from 1958. The bunker itself was in isolated areas such as the countryside,
    and the observers goal was to find and report nuclear impacts to a Group HQ using
    monitoring equipment.

    The posts were closed in September 1991 at the end of the cold war , the doomsday volunteers
    that had been trained were luckily never required.

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    Thanks for looking : )
     

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  2. pigdog

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    taken a battering since i did it
     
  3. Miss Mayhem

    Miss Mayhem 28DL Regular User
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    It's condition is quite bad now, and a lot of the stuff from the inside
    Has gone which is a shame :(
     
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    Still want a piss up and a camp out in this one @The Wombat
    Good stuff MM
     
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  5. Miss Mayhem

    Miss Mayhem 28DL Regular User
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    thanks, I can imagine you down there doing that :D
     
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    Blimey, you lot are getting about a bit :thumb
     
  7. Miss Mayhem

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    Thanks we are trying all different sites at the moment, obviously draining being the main one with things in the pipe line still to come ;)
    every day off from work is exploring : )
     
  8. The Wombat

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    its in better condition than some. Like Billesdon's is a burnt out wreck!
     
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    Cool report and pics - and to top it off you're exploring with Kyle Myers :D:p:thumb
     
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    lol
     
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