Web
Analytics
Report - - Rof 53 (8 x tunnels bridgend), Wales - Aug 2013 | Military Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - Rof 53 (8 x tunnels bridgend), Wales - Aug 2013



Lenston

Bajo Tierra
Regular User
#1
Located on the North side of Brackla Ridge, locally known as the "8 x's", the 7 massive underground magazine storage tunnels complete with platform were cut deep into Brackla Hill. Guarded by pill boxes overlooking the hill, they would protect the high explosives held within. The aerial image below gives the approximate position of the entrances to the chambers, numbers 3 and 4 later becoming the headquarters for the Welsh RGHQ in time of nuclear war. Today, numbers 1 and 2 have been filled in, only their vent shafts remaining and a little concrete, 3 and 4 being maintained to this day, numbers 5, 6 and 7 filled in, but with a lot of evidence still remaining. Later on during the war, and eighth tunnel was constructed from the Waterton site to the magazine complex, but the complex was not connected underground.

Visited again to see if anything has changed, bit of a personal one for me as i have close connections with this place, looks like it is used less and less these days, hopefully one day we will see inside these converted cold war tunnels.

9649367840_d2ff67e23e_c.jpg


9649366292_5ee9ee9ed1_c.jpg


9646132963_02d13e1ea4_c.jpg


9646131583_fa4cde981e_c.jpg


9646130543_2d3a15d5e5_c.jpg


9646129275_073baa89d6_c.jpg


9649359906_e25592a65d_c.jpg


9649358876_dde35e3515_c.jpg


9649356840_37503d7a0c_c.jpg


9646123687_5be0b384e9_c.jpg


9646125925_36eacfe4b9_c.jpg


9649354704_0435768c7d_c.jpg
 

Similar threads