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Report - Rugeley roc post - rugeley, Staffordshire - march 2018


5hep88

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History (Wikipedia)

Royal Observer Corps Monitoring Posts are underground structures all over the United Kingdom, constructed as a result of the Corps' nuclear reporting role and operated by volunteers during the Cold War between 1955 and 1991.

In all but a very few instances the posts were built to a standard design consisting of a 14-foot-deep access shaft, a toilet/store and a monitoring room. The most unusual post was the non-standard one constructed in a cellar within Windsor Castle.

Almost half of the total number of posts were closed in 1968 during a reorganisation and major contraction of the ROC. Several others closed over the next 40 years as a result of structural difficulties i.e. persistent flooding, or regular vandalism. The remainder of the posts were closed in 1991 when the majority of the ROC was stood down following the break-up of the Communist Bloc. Many have been demolished or adapted to other uses but the majority still exist, although in a derelict condition.

The explore

This is the third roc post I’ve looked at and by far the best, nice and dry with a few bits left inside including the original battery box dated 1963! The post is located on a farmers field and as he was driving around in his tractor I thought I’d ask if I could go down. He was more than happy and even lent me a hammer to open the hatch as it’s a bit rusty and stiff.

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Thanks for looking!
 

Hmp-Caver

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I used to get my Wage slips in those "On Her Majesty's Service" envelopes, aswell as the occasional "You messed up, don't do it again" letters haha, very cool stuff to see.
 

Zoggy909

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History (Wikipedia)

Royal Observer Corps Monitoring Posts are underground structures all over the United Kingdom, constructed as a result of the Corps' nuclear reporting role and operated by volunteers during the Cold War between 1955 and 1991.

In all but a very few instances the posts were built to a standard design consisting of a 14-foot-deep access shaft, a toilet/store and a monitoring room. The most unusual post was the non-standard one constructed in a cellar within Windsor Castle.

Almost half of the total number of posts were closed in 1968 during a reorganisation and major contraction of the ROC. Several others closed over the next 40 years as a result of structural difficulties i.e. persistent flooding, or regular vandalism. The remainder of the posts were closed in 1991 when the majority of the ROC was stood down following the break-up of the Communist Bloc. Many have been demolished or adapted to other uses but the majority still exist, although in a derelict condition.

The explore

This is the third roc post I’ve looked at and by far the best, nice and dry with a few bits left inside including the original battery box dated 1963! The post is located on a farmers field and as he was driving around in his tractor I thought I’d ask if I could go down. He was more than happy and even lent me a hammer to open the hatch as it’s a bit rusty and stiff.

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Thanks for looking!
Brilliant one of my first explores was an roc post, no where near as good condition as this though!
 

CrucifiedOutlaw

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Went to this spot recently only to find it now concreted over sealed. Farmers hand who we spoke to later told us drug users had smashed up the inside of it and been using it as a drug den and toilet. It's idiots like that, that spoil it for us genuine explorers. Ah well a 4 hour round trip almost waisted only the local forest that saved the day

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MILRADIO320

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Went to this spot recently only to find it now concreted over sealed. Farmers hand who we spoke to later told us drug users had smashed up the inside of it and been using it as a drug den and toilet. It's idiots like that, that spoil it for us genuine explorers. Ah well a 4 hour round trip almost waisted only the local forest that saved the day

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its the minority that spoil it for us majority, it looked like a really well preserved bunker!
 

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