NT6334 : Orlit 'A' Aircraft Observation Building

taken 4 years ago, near to Smailholm, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Orlit 'A' Aircraft Observation Building
Orlit 'A' Aircraft Observation Building
An 'Orlit' (pre-cast concrete) 'A' aircraft observation building, used by the Royal Observer Corps (ROC) during the Cold War.

This is a rectangular building 10' by 6'8". The building was split into two sections, the entrance door led into the smaller roofed section which was used as a shelter and store with a sliding door into the open section which housed the post instrument and chart on top of a wooden mounting.

Smailholm ROC post was further to the east, but no trace of this now remains following closure in 1968: LinkExternal link
ROC Underground Monitoring Posts - A Collection Of Images
A collection of images of Royal Observer Corps (ROC) underground monitoring posts, taken from 2009 onwards.

Associated structures such as Orlit Posts and telecommunications infrastructure are also collected here.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Sunday, 22 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 6354 3452 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:36.1751N 2:34.8134W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 6354 3452
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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