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
Portex
Portex (or BID/50/1) was a British cipher machine. A rotor machine, the device used eight rotors each with a tyre ring and an insert. The machine was used mainly by the secret services from the late 1...
Portex - Wikipedia
Cleobury Mortimer and Ditton Priors Light Railway
The Cleobury Mortimer and Ditton Priors Light Railway was a pre-grouping railway company that served part of south Shropshire.Everard Calthrop was appointed Consulting Engineer in 1900, responsible fo...
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
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
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
York Cold War Bunker
The York Cold War Bunker is a two-storey semi-subterranean Cold War bunker in the Holgate area of York, England, built in 1961 to monitor nuclear explosions and fallout in Yorkshire in the event of nu...
York Cold War Bunker - Wikipedia
ACE High
ACE High was an abbreviation for Allied Command Europe; a NATO communications system which dates back to 1956. The system was decommissioned in the late 1980s and its frequencies reallocated for comme...
ACE High - Wikipedia
Fixed Survey Meter
The Fixed Survey Meter was a specialist detection instrument used by the Royal Observer Corps during the Cold War between 1958 and 1982 to detect ionising radiation from nuclear fallout generated by a...
Blue Peacock
Blue Peacock, renamed from Blue Bunny and originally Brown Bunny, was a British tactical nuclear weapon project in the 1950s. The project's goal was to store a number of ten-kiloton nuclear mines in G...
Blue Peacock - Wikipedia
RAF High Wycombe
RAF High Wycombe is a Royal Air Force station, situated in the village of Walters Ash, near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, England. It houses Headquarters Air Command, and was originally designed to...
RAF High Wycombe - Wikipedia
Operational instruments of the Royal Observer Corps
The Royal Observer Corps (ROC) was a civil defence organisation operating in the United Kingdom between October 1925 and 31 December 1995, when the Corps' civilian volunteers were stood down. (ROC hea...
Operational instruments of the Royal Observer Corps - Wikipedia
List of Royal Observer Corps / United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation Posts (A–E)
This is a list of Royal Observer Corps (ROC) nuclear monitoring posts incorporated into the United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation (UKWMO).Notes:-data from:-[1] and [2]
List of Royal Observer Corps / United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation Posts (A–E) - Wikipedia
Black Arrow
Black Arrow, officially capitalised BLACK ARROW, was a British satellite carrier rocket. Developed during the 1960s, it was used for four launches between 1969 and 1971. Its final flight was the first...
Black Arrow - Wikipedia
Ground Zero Indicator
The Ground Zero Indicator, known by the acronym GZI was a specially designed shadowgraph instrument used by the British Royal Observer Corps during the Cold War to locate the Ground Zero of any nuclea...
Ground Zero Indicator - Wikipedia
Corsham Computer Centre
Corsham Computer Centre (CCC) is an underground British Ministry of Defence (MoD) installation in Corsham, Wiltshire, built in the 1980s. According to the MoD, the centre "processes data in support o...
Nuclear weapons and the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom was the third country to test an independently developed nuclear weapon, in October 1952. It is one of the five nuclear-weapon states under the NPT and a permanent member of the UN ...
Nuclear weapons and the United Kingdom - 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...
British Frontier Service
The British Frontier Service was a British government organisation that was responsible for border monitoring duties in West Germany between 1946 and 1991. Its personnel served on Germany's internatio...
British Frontier Service - Wikipedia
List of Royal Observer Corps / United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation Posts (Q–Z)
This is a list of Royal Observer Corps (ROC) nuclear monitoring posts incorporated into the United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation (UKWMO).Notes:-data from:- and
List of Royal Observer Corps / United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation Posts (Q–Z) - Wikipedia
HANDEL
HANDEL was the code-name for the UK's National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. It consisted of a small console consisting of two microphones, lights and gauges. The reason behind this was to pr...
HANDEL - Wikipedia
List of Rainbow Codes
The Rainbow Codes were a series of code names used to disguise the nature of various British military research projects. They were mainly used from after the Second World War until 1958, when they wer...
Black Knight (rocket)
Black Knight was a British launch vehicle to test and verify the design of a re-entry vehicle for the Blue Streak missile.The United Kingdom's first indigenous rocketry project, Black Knight was manuf...
Black Knight (rocket) - Wikipedia