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Report - RAF Holmpton cold war bunker - 5/4/8

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by ERNIE99_UK, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. ERNIE99_UK

    ERNIE99_UK 28DL Full Member
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    Visited as a group on saturday 5th april.

    RAF Holmpton is an amazing place, From the outside what looks like a bungalow leads to a huge underground 2 storey building.
    It was built in 1953 and they had to dig a pit 100ft deep to put in the underground bunker. It has walls 10ft thick and tungsten strengthened, and sits on a gravel shockbed.
    As far as i know it could withstand a near miss but not a direct hit from a warhead (correct me if anythings wrong). It was designed to operate with the personnel underground and protected for up to 3 months.

    Anyway, heres my pictures:


    The guardhouse bungalow
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    The tunnel:
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    Blast Doors 1&1/4 tons each:
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    WMD Gallery:

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    Stairwell:
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    Roc room:

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    Plant Room:

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    Communications:

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    Canteen:
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    Station cat (on the payroll as vermin control officer!)

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    Sick bay:

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    Kelvin hughes pdu plotting room and tote board:

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    Computer mainframe:

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    Thanks.
     
    #1 ERNIE99_UK, Apr 6, 2008
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