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    I don't think so, they are mainly on private land, in pretty remote (high up) locations. I'll ask Pete next week.

    This crowd have a lot of information about them; http://www.subbrit.org.uk/category/n...nitoring-posts
    Last edited by Flamingo; 16th February 2013 at 23:00.
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    The one I was aware of was in the corner of a field about a mile out of town...you wouldn't have known what it was.

    All you could see was what looked like a raised manhole and a vent or two.

    Looked a bit like a sewage facility. The hatch was well secured with a big hardened steel padlock.

    I must try and get down to take some pictures soon...my Mum still lives nearby.
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    Look at the link in my post, it has a searchable map with pictures and discriptions of each location
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    Cheers Flamingo...I think I've attached the photo from your link...

    That paintings my handiwork
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    Last edited by spider; 17th February 2013 at 23:13.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingo View Post
    Look at the link in my post, it has a searchable map with pictures and discriptions of each location
    Your map has nothing about Ireland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Your map has nothing about Ireland.
    It's ROC posts only - afaik there was nothing equivalent to those small 2-4 man shelters here.

    Interestingly the map says there were some "incidents" with ROC posts in NI during the troubles - so they had to beef up security or close them down.
    Last edited by pym; 18th February 2013 at 00:14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Your map has nothing about Ireland.
    Well, it does have NI (and Spyders handiwork).
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    proper way to observe a nuclear blast.png The proper way to observe a nuclear blast....

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    These boyos have restored a bunker in County Armagh...

    http://www.nibunker.co.uk/
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    Quote Originally Posted by spider View Post
    These boyos have restored a bunker in County Armagh...

    http://www.nibunker.co.uk/
    Cosy!

    The Ulster Aviation Society also has a section with a load of old ROC stuff:
    http://www.ulsteraviationsociety.org...rps/4538305638

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    Quote Originally Posted by spider View Post
    These boyos have restored a bunker in County Armagh...

    http://www.nibunker.co.uk/
    Interesting quote on this site "The known Russian targets during the Cold War where, Belfast/Lisburn, Londonderry, RAF Ballykelly near Limavady, RAF Aldergrove and RAF Bishopscourt near Downpatrick."
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingo View Post
    Interesting quote on this site "The known Russian targets during the Cold War where, Belfast/Lisburn, Londonderry, RAF Ballykelly near Limavady, RAF Aldergrove and RAF Bishopscourt near Downpatrick."
    So given the yield of their nuclear weapons, basically the whole of NI!

    Ugh.

    Whilst I have a fascination with the Cold War and the plans made - it's largely because I didn't have to live through the bloody thing.

    Utter madness.

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    http://youtu.be/fU64jPeivwg
    http://youtu.be/rhQTQmF8Gfk

    Videos of the nibunker mentioned above - wish I had one out the back garden

    Also recently read "The Secret State: Preparing for the Worst", which had this:
    Hennessy tells the story of a jokey 1961 encounter between Khrushchev and the British Ambassador, Frank Roberts. The Soviet leader asked how many H-bombs Roberts thought would be needed to wipe out the UK. ‘Six’, he replied. Khrushchev chided him for his pessimism. He said that ‘optimists’ estimated it would take nine — but reassured him with a twinkle that

    the Soviet General Staff… had earmarked several scores of bombs for use against the UK so that the Soviet Union had a higher opinion of the UK’s resistance capacity than the UK itself.

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    that place is excellent. thanks for sharing.
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    Really interesting Pym...thanks for posting.
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    A chance discovery by the guy who maintains the aforementioned Portadown ROC bunker:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...40124886254701

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    In pictures: Inside Ireland's secret VIP nuclear bunker

    https://www.independent.ie/irish-new...-36285102.html

    Poor article, but hey, there's pics.

    Secret my hoop.

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    Ah the innocence. I remember we had a copy of Bás Beatha at home. It was ireland's version of "duck and cover".
    We put a lot of faith on our telephone network surviving, given that at the time it barely survived a gust of wind, let alone a nuclear wind.
    The reality is we will be unaware of a chernobyl type accident until long after the damage has been done, based on past history. As for surviving a nuclear conflict, would you really want to?
    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
    German 2: Private? I am a general!
    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    The guy who maintains the ROC post in Portadown visited the remains of the Bunker/Fallout shelter in Custume Barracks today - photography allowed and it's to feature on an episode of Nationwide in the future:



    If the above fails:
    https://www.facebook.com/nibunker/po...76660479267804
    Last edited by pym; 16th January 2018 at 21:37.

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