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Report - Royal Marine Deep Refuge - Kent - May 2017


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The Explore

This one had been on the "to do" list for a long while, we knew where the entrance was but were told by several people "you have to do it in two groups" & "don't all go in at once".

well after bumping into secca at another site and nicely asked to leave we thought fuck it, this wasn't far away and we didn't want to end the night not having done something so we just went to try our luck, our luck was in.

after a bit of waiting around all 3 of us slipped inside and were instantly greeted by the infamous staircase we had all seen on others reports, after descending the precariousness we spent a good few hours in this place.

glad we got this one done before it was sealed again, another deep shelter off the list !!

Visited with @Minor and a non-member

Brief history (pilfered from Gromr123)

Built as part of the now demolished Melville Barracks in Chatham. This deep shelter was a refuge for the marines at the barracks. The history is pretty vague, but I believe the tunnels existed before the start of WW2.

In the early 1960s when the melville Barracks were demolished to make way for the council offices, and most of the tunnel entrances were sealed up.

onto the pics

The beginning of the shelter after descending the stairs of doom!

First load of sleeping bunks

more bunks and Minor up to something at the end

Ladies loos

Another long Tunnel

Inside the room to the left of the last pic

Storage racks just before the office and Minor again


Whats left of the offices

More bunks and storage

Stairs to the other entrance

One of the second floor corridors

there are more but very samesy so i'll leave it there

thanks for looking
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A Predisposed Tourist
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This isnt the other level mate its to the other entrance,

i take it you didnt bother going up the completely fucked stairs to the second level ?


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i thought that went up to the other levels, i can't quite remember as it was over 2 months ago we went now. yeah we covered the whole place, the second set of stairs are proper fucked, sketchy as hell going up those.


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have edited to read "stairs to other entrance" rather than other level, nice one for picking that up Wevs. like i said i couldn't exactly remember the layout


28DL Regular User
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Well, it was two months ago ;).
I clearly remember you saying to the other one "it's Ok, take it slow and don't listen to that twat", and wondering who the twat referred to o_O.


Exploring with Bob
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Nice report and snaps UrbanZ - underground, sketchy, bit grimy and rotten. What's not to like. :thumb

Definitely somewhere I'll have to travel to when I have a chance.


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Nice report and snaps UrbanZ - underground, sketchy, bit grimy and rotten. What's not to like. :thumb

Definitely somewhere I'll have to travel to when I have a chance.
thanks EOA, it was a good explore indeed. the easiest way in has recently been sealed but worth checking out if you are ever in the area

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