Royal Observer Corps
Record added 10/5/2001
Post Name VOE
OS Grid Reference HU44007268
County Shetland
Date opened January 1961
Date closed September 1991
Location On a low mound in a square compound on a ridge 200n yards east of the A968. There is a trig station and two radio masts nearby. The post is close to the end of an access track from the A968.
Description LOCKED All surface features remain intact with some flaking of the green paint. The post is locked but can be opened with a Scottish T bar key. A radio aerial is mounted on the FSM pipe. Internally much remains in place include the table, shelf, cupboard, two wooden cupboards, BR junction boxes and wiring, mirror, light, chairs, broom, 2 cloud posters, fuse box, net, rope, two pairs of Wellington boots, WB1401 carrier receiver with WB1410 filter unit, Tele-Talk. The post has been wired for mains electricity but this was probably done after closure. The post has obviously been used to house radio equipment at some time but it is unclear of it is still used for this purpose.
The shells of 3 buildings can be seen on the ridge 100 yards to the south of the post. This was a WW2 DF station.
Date of Visit 4.6.2004
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