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Report - Prestatyn ROTOR Station & R O C Post, september 2013

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by Tom Sherman, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. Tom Sherman

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    Visited on my own & missus waited in the car

    While in Wales i scanned google to see where i could visit while in north wales, I came up with Prestatyn Rotor Station & ROC Post. I also came up with a few more ROC Post that i didnt end up visiting.
    I didnt get inside any of the places because the was locked up tight.

    Here is a little history of the ROTOR Station

    ROTOR Station Prestatyn was an RAF radar post situated near Prestatyn, in Denbighshire, north-east Wales. The remains of some of the buildings are current. The rotor station is visible as a square building from most of Prestatyn, as it is situated on Gwaenysgor hill. The area around the post is fenced off as a TV satellite is alongside the buildings.
    The radar site was last used in the late 1960s and the area has remained unchanged since it was abandoned.
    There was once a gun turret mounted out to sea that could shoot up to 5 km

    BT still have a compound and various masts on site but the ROTOR blockhouse itself is not in use and all entrance points are bricked up.

    Here are a few shots

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    Here is a little history of the ROC Post

    The post now houses communications equipment. Inside the compound there is a small tower with 3 VHF/UHF aerials on the top with feeder cables running into the bunker through the main shaft. It is also locked up tight with a big padlock on the hatch and the gate.

    It is also up for leasing.

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    Here is a few shots

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    Here is a Sheep

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    And here are a few of Gwyrch Castle

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    check out my my Flickr...https://www.flickr.com/photos/sherman30/

    Thanks for looking ppl
     

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