Welcome to Cold War Conversations episode 30 which is a fascinating visit I made to the Rushton Spencer Royal Observer Corps nuclear monitoring post in Staffordshire in the UK.
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Now back to today’s episode. My instructions were to meet in the Royal Oak pub car park where I would be escorted to the post…right on 11am David appeared and guided me up various little used country lanes into the hills above Rushton Spencer and onto a rutted track.
We climbed further until a small well kept compound appeared over a ridge. Welcome to the Rushton Spencer Royal Observer Corps post…
Visiting the Post.
If you’d like to visit Rushton Spencer, you can contact Dave Arnold via email at g8yqa at outlook.com
Attack Warning Red – A history of the Royal Observer Corps
Royal Observer Corps Films
Sound an Alarm – Part 1-6
Protect & Survive – 1970’s UK Public infommercials On Nuclear War Preparation
A public information film about joining the Royal Observer Corps from 1977
The Hole in the Ground
A programme from 1983 featuring the Royal Observer Corps’ Dulwich Post which was situated on the Dulwich and Sydenham Hill Golf Club
Forewarned is Forearmed a Royal Observer Corps film
Cold war Museums