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Report - York ROC HQ ( Yorkshire Group )



Shackleton

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I have not got a tripod yet so a few of my photos were too blurry. But here a few that are ok so I hope they are of interest:

The York bunker, opened in 1961, stood down in 1991. One of 29 such bunkers, part of a network of semi secret posts manned and primed specifically to observe and monitor nuclear attack.
Bunker is over three levels, built into a slope, constructed by cut and cover, brick tanked and covered with 3ft of earth to protect against fallout.
Most notably it has a device call AWDREY ( Automatic Weapons Detection Recognition and Estimation of Yield ) fitted in the 70's which could record and send details of a blast before the bunker was flattened. One of only 4 remaining of 8 installed in the country. The internals of the unit are still classifed and have been removed.
It's worth a visit, guided tours by English Heritge.

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The radio aerial attatched to a telescopic mast was a later addition.

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On the door as you go down.

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Post display plotters stations in the operations room.

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Telephone exchange with sheilded SX2000 cabinet on left.

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Compressed air tank for sewerage ejection system.

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Loudspeaker.

No decent photos of the plant room I'm afraid - sorry. :wanker
 

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