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Report - RAF Longley Lane SOC Communications Bunker

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by sneaky, May 30, 2013.

  1. sneaky

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    went march 2013
    The bunker was built during WW2 within the grounds of RAF Barton Hall which was No 9 Group Fighter Command HQ and ROC North West Area HQ between 1941-1953; comprising Barton Hall, Comms. Block, 'Ops' Block, Filter Block and the Standby Set House.
    In the Rotor period the bunker complex was renamed RAF Longley Lane while Barton Hall itself became a CAA training school.
    The bunker housed all the communications equipment for the SOC (radio, telephone, teleprinter etc.) feeding into the filter room and the 'ops' room. It consists of an earth covered block with two entrances in the western face. The northern personnel entrance leads into a series of rooms on either side of a short corridor. Two of the rooms still have signs on the doors indicating that they contained high voltage equipment; one appears to have been the transformer room. At the end of the corridor there is a larger room with two engine beds.
    There is a side corridor to the right and at the end of it a door which still says 'Apparatus Room' on it. This opens into the largest room in the bunker, now made bigger by the partial removal of a partition wall. The second wider plant entrance is at the southern end, leading into a room adjacent to the apparatus room.

    The bunker is used to store redundant farm machinery and other farm equipment.

    To the north of the bunker there is a brick building of unknown purpose.

    Well this was easy but not a lot to see more scrap then the local scrap yard..... still some original fittings and still standing and no local yob paintings [ that makes a change ]

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    This is used to store redundant farm machinery and other farm equipment
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    #1 sneaky, May 30, 2013
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