Assigned to a Government Nuclear Bunker (107)

 

Regional seats of government or RSGs were a UK solution to disperse the machinery of government into the provinces, where there would be a greater chance of survival after a nuclear attack.

Today we speak to Andrew who was assigned a role in an RSG and details his experiences on a week long training course at the Civil Defence college at Easingwold in Yorkshire during the 1980s. There’s some chilling details of the scenarios they had to prepare for…

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So back to today’s episode, Andrew starts with the surprising circumstances of his first notification of his RSG role.

We welcome Andrew to our Cold War conversation…

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