Ten members of the North and East Cornwall Branch (10 Group) ROCA paid a visit to the Veryan Post Bunker Museum on Sunday 30th July 2006.

Here are the pictures...


1. Veryan Post Bunker Museum is situated on the spectacular Nare Head on the southern coast of Cornwall. The post is only 30 metres from 200 feet high cliffs and the Cornish Coastal Footpath runs by the post ensuring a steady stream of visitors. Since 1996 over 1200 visitors have been down the underground nuclear bunker. The Post has been preserved and opened to the public by the Truro Branch of the ROCA.


2. Ten members of the North and East Cornwall Branch ROCA paid a visit to the post on Sunday 30th July 2006. Many of them were almost excited to be able to touch and handle all the old nuclear equipment with which they were so familiar many years ago. The mound behind the group covers another concrete command bunker, that of a WWII decoy site which was run by the Navy and placed on Nare Head to lure enemy bombers at night to drop bombs on the decoy instead of nearby Falmouth.


3. Ron May Secretary of the North and East Cornwall Branch ROCA points out the intricacies of the GZI to watching members on their visit to Veryan Post Museum.


4. As well looking at the nuclear post and instruments members of the North and East Cornwall Branch examined the post plotting instrument used by observers in the aircraft reporting role in WWII and up to the late 1950s. Here member Colin Mitchell attempts to report a grid reference from the chart table. Few present could understand how to use the Micklethwaite Height Corrector ??