NT3024 : The Yarrow ROC Post

taken 6 years ago, near to Mountbenger, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

The Yarrow ROC Post
The Yarrow ROC Post
The Royal Observer Corps was introduced in 1925 to identify incoming enemy aircraft, and in 1955 with the escalation of the cold war, the ROC had the task of monitoring nuclear blasts and fall out and relaying information back to Group Headquarters. 1563 small underground chambers were built up and down the countryside about 7 to 8 miles apart for this purpose. The Yarrow post, near the A708 to the west of the Gordon Arms Hotel, was opened in September 1961 and closed in September 1991.
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NT3024, 42 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 13 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 3026 2475 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:30.6907N 3:6.3519W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 3026 2475
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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