Wartime Broadcasting Service
The Wartime Broadcasting Service was a service of the BBC that was intended to broadcast in the United Kingdom either after a nuclear attack or if conventional bombing destroyed regular BBC facilitie...
Wartime Broadcasting Service - Wikipedia
HMNB Clyde
Her Majesty's Naval Base, Clyde (HMNB Clyde; also HMS Neptune) is one of three operating bases in the United Kingdom for the Royal Navy (the others being HMNB Devonport and HMNB Portsmouth). It is the...
HMNB Clyde - Wikipedia
RAF Fylingdales
RAF Fylingdales is a Royal Air Force station on Snod Hill in the North York Moors, England. Its motto is "Vigilamus" (translates to "We are watching"). It is a radar base and is also part of the Balli...
RAF Fylingdales - Wikipedia
Royal Observer Corps Monitoring Post
Royal Observer Corps Monitoring Posts are underground structures all over the United Kingdom, constructed as a result of the Corps' nuclear reporting role and operated by volunteers during the Cold Wa...
Royal Observer Corps Monitoring Post - Wikipedia
Operation Silver (1949)
Operation Silver was a British intelligence operation which ran from 1949 to 1955 that covertly tapped into the landline communications of the Soviet Army headquarters in Vienna. The operation was con...
Square Leg
Square Leg was a 1980 British government home defence Command Post and field exercise which tested the Transition to War and Home Defence roles of the Ministry of Defence and Government. Part of the e...
Square Leg - Wikipedia
Strategic Air Command in the United Kingdom
During the mid-to-late 1940s the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) was occupied with supporting the movement of men and aircraft of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) to bases in England.
Te...
Strategic Air Command in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia
Four-minute warning
The four-minute warning was a public alert system conceived by the British Government during the Cold War and operated between 1953 and 1992. The name derived from the approximate length of time from ...
Four-minute warning - Wikipedia
United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation
The United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation (UKWMO) was a British civilian organisation operating between 1957 and 1992 to provide UK military and civilian authorities, in the event of war,...
United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation - Wikipedia
Civil Defence Corps
The Civil Defence Corps (CDC) was a civilian volunteer organisation established in Great Britain in 1949 to mobilise and take local control of the affected area in the aftermath of a major national em...
Civil Defence Corps - Wikipedia
FV Gaul
The fishing vessel Gaul was a deep sea factory ship based at Hull, United Kingdom. She was built in 1972 by Brooke Marine of Lowestoft for the Ranger Fishing company and registered at North Shields as...
British Telecom microwave network
The British Telecom microwave network was a network of point-to-point microwave radio links in the United Kingdom, operated at first by the General Post Office, and subsequently by its successor BT pl...
British Telecom microwave network - Wikipedia
List of ROC Group Headquarters and UKWMO Sector controls
This is a list of the locations for former Royal Observer Corps (ROC) Group Headquarters and the United Kingdom Warning & Monitoring Organisation sector controls that received information from ROC...
Royal Observer Corps
The Royal Observer Corps (ROC) was a civil defence organisation operating in the United Kingdom between 29 October 1925 and 31 December 1995, when the Corps' civilian volunteers were stood down. (ROC ...
Royal Observer Corps - Wikipedia
Protect and Survive
Protect and Survive is a public information series on civil defence produced by the British government during the late 1970s and early 1980s. It is intended to inform British citizens on how to protec...
Protect and Survive - Wikipedia
Regional Seat of Government
Regional Seats of Government or RSGs were the best known aspect of Britain's civil defence preparations against Nuclear War. In fact, however, naming conventions changed over the years as strategies i...
Regional Seat of Government - Wikipedia
Operation Unthinkable
Operation Unthinkable was a code name of two related plans of a conflict between the Western Allies and the Soviet Union. Both were ordered by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1945 and deve...
Operation Unthinkable - Wikipedia
Ballistic Missile Early Warning System
The RCA 474L Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS, "474L System", Project 474L) was a USAF "Big L" Cold War system of radar, computer, and communications systems that included the first opera...
Ballistic Missile Early Warning System - Wikipedia
Orwell's list
Orwell's list, prepared in 1949 by the English author George Orwell, shortly before he died, comprises names of notable writers and other persons he considered to be unsuitable as possible writers for...