Royal Observer Corps
Record added 16/4/2001
Post Name LOCHALINE
OS Grid Reference NM67444517
County Argyllshire
Date opened March 1963
Date closed September 1991
Location In a large square compound in the middle of a field 75 yards south of the northern arm of the B849.
Description LOCKED All surface features remain intact with the green paint peeling badly. A metal dome on the ventilation shaft and three guying points indicates this was a master post. One louvre on the ventilation shaft has been removed and is in the monitoring room. The hatch is detached at one side but locked internally; it can be opened with a Scottish T bar key. The counterweight dismantled, and the parts lie at the bottom of the shaft. The post is flooded to 4 inches. Much remains internally including the shelf, cupboard, twin bunks with mattresses, WB1401 carrier receiver with WB1410 filter unit, Tele-Talk, 2 chairs, siren box, large fire blanket box, light, kettle, teapot, saucepan, notice board, FSM mount, waste bin and a wooden shelf unit with 2 shelves. There is also a shelf in the toilet recess. The hatch counterweight is broken and lies in the toilet recess.
Remaining
Surface
Structures
There is a brick petrol store about 74ft 115 ETN of the main part of the site, at around NM 674 451
25.05.16
Now been told that there was a tall aircraft post on the site. Postwar AP shows what could be this due South of the present underground post around the present boundary fence, also something at roughly the position of these brick walls.
Date of Visit 27.7.2003
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