Kettering ROC Post 21 (Bedford 20 Cluster)

July 21, 2010 | Posted in Bunker, Glitto, Nuclear, ROC, Royal Observer Corp | By

Opened – Unknown
Closed – September 1991


Visited this some time ago and kept a lid on it out of respect. It seems its now been outed elsewhere online so there’s no harm in posting these pix up now. This ROC Post had been deteriorating gradually over recent years and a couple of Cold War enthusiasts have fully restored the post to its former glory. If you are curious about the ‘stairs’ I have it on good authority that the original Chief Observer suffered from Polio so had these fitted decades ago to help getting in and out of the post. Getting all the items together has taken these guys ages and respect is due for the time, effort and cost required to do this restore.

I would like to add (and I know this to be true as I know the guys who restored this post) that NOTHING is left in this post in between ‘open days’ and the post is locked and alarmed.

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Duston ROC Post – Northamptonshire Group

July 7, 2010 | Posted in Bunker, Glitto, Nuclear, ROC, Royal Observer Corp | By

Opened – February 1962
Closed – September 1991

Duston forms part of the Bedford 30 Cluster – Brixworth 30 (Master Post), Crick 31 and Duston 32 and came under ROC Group HQ No 7 Bedford

With the fast rate things were being removed from here and more importantly the imminent demolition of this entire site to make way for a major urban development plan (the ROC Post is the little grey square in sector O) we decided now was the time to visit before the post is gone forever.

Expecting a stripped post we were pleasantly surprised by what we found. If anyone is interested there is also the lower half an Orlit Post in the same compound.

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Cold Overton ROC Post 10 (Master – Bedford 10 Cluster)

June 29, 2010 | Posted in Bunker, Glitto, Nuclear, ROC, Royal Observer Corp | By

Explored with Winch It In

Opened – April 1959
Closed – September 1991


This ROC Post has declined steadlily over the years, the top of the vents have been off for a long while and some time ago an attempt to chop away at the concrete on top of the hatch has left a nasty mess.

Below ground many items seem to have been stolen, even since April of this year, sadly there will be nothing left in this post soon. We visited this post as part of an objective to take in all three of the Bedford 10 Cluster with Sutton Bassett 11 and Clipston 12 making up the rest of the cluster.

As suggested by the cluster name this ROC Post came under ROC Group HQ No 7 Bedford

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Sutton Bassett ROC Post 11 (Bedford 10 Cluster) – Part 2

June 28, 2010 | Posted in Bunker, Glitto, Nuclear, ROC, Royal Observer Corp | By

Here are the underground shots that were taken on a second visit to this ROC Post – Explored with Winch It In.

 

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