Royal Observer Corps
Record added 26/4/2001
Post Name BORDON
OS Grid Reference SU79553391
County Hampshire
Date opened September 1963
Date closed September 1991
Location Under a mound of sand on MOD land with public access. On the South side of Liphook Road opposite the junction with Oak Tree Road.
Description SEALED When first visited the post was in an unusually secure compound with 8' high fencing with two lines of barbed wire on top (there was a hole in the fencing). All surface features were intact with the light green paint in good condition. The hatch had been welded shut. The compound fencing was demolished and cleared of undergrowth on 8.5.2001 and the following day sand and rubble was mounded over the post to a height of five feet. Before this happened the army land agent asked the contractors to open the post for an inspection. Internally the post was a mess but much remained including cupboard, long table (screwed to the original table and shelf), WB1401 carrier receiver and WB1410 filter unit, Tele-talk, BT junction boxes, various papers, clock, light and Dexion shelving rack in the toilet, FSM mount, BPI mount, swivel chair, fire blanket box and a tool bag. Most of these items were removed for preservation. Because the post was subject to vandalism while it was still operational, the internal wood monitoring room door was replaced by a metal one and an intruder alarm was fitted with a bell in a metal box fixed to the ventilation shaft adjacent to the access shaft. The army is keen that the post should be preserved rather than demolished which is why it has been buried intact to allow future access.
A concrete base nearby is from a former WW2 gun emplacement.
Date of Visit 29.11.1998 & 8.5.2001 & 19.1.2002
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