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The Royal Observer Corps Posts were used during the Cold War period in the event of a nuclear attack. Three men were posted here at a time and it was their duty to pinpoint the location of a nuclear detonation and to monitor it's power and the direction of radioactive fallout. Each post had telephone and radio links to a main co-ordination centre. This post was opened in May 1962 and closed only a few years later in October 1968.
Location: Nr Dover, Kent
Date Of Visit: 04/08/02
Other Sites in the Area:
Swingate towers in 2004 after communication dishes have been removed.
A sad day for swingate, one of the towers has been removed.
One of the six ammunition stores.
One of the bases for the receiving towers.
Snortal masts in the background.
The transmitter block.
251 Tropo signal troop squadron sign still in place.