Category Archives: Military

"Secret" Underground Bunker

This site used to be a military base. In the 1950s a huge underground control block was built. These photos were taken in early 2008. The underground bits have since been sealed and now has active security.

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ROF Elstow – Bedfordshire

At the time, this explore seemed relatively boring – it was basically a lot of empty sheds and buildings. However, the site is historically significant, even more so now it’s been demolished. Wikipedia has this to say about ROF Elstow … Continue reading

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Farleigh Down Tunnel – Wiltshire

Deep within the Wiltshire countryside lies some old quarries. During the war, many were taken over by the army to store ammunition. Due to their nature, these quarries were extremely secretive and bomb-proof. You can find out more about Monkton … Continue reading

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Fortalesa Isabel II – La Mola – Menorca

Whilst on holiday in Menorca, we visited “La Mola” – a huge fort on a small island defending the main port/city. It is now a tourist attraction, but I’m including it here as it may be of interest. The Fortress … Continue reading

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RAF Box (Rudloe Manor site 1) – Wiltshire

I can’t begin to explain what this site was for. Wikipedia says the following… The Rudloe Site was formerly RAF Rudloe Manor, which was established during the Second World War as a non-flying station for administrative and command & control … Continue reading

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HMS Osprey / RNAS Portland – Dorset

HMS Osprey was one of the Navy’s helicopter airfields. It closed in 1999. Most of the base has been demolished. An HM Coastguard heliport remains, as does the old main building. This contained the control tower, operations room, met office … Continue reading

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HMS Royal Arthur – Wiltshire

HMS Royal Arthur was one of the Royal Navy’s shore establishments – similar to HMS Ganges but on a smaller scale. The site at Corsham opened in 1947 after moving from Skegness (the Butlins holiday camp was used during WW2). … Continue reading

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