Royal Observer Corps
Record added 10/5/2001
Post Name ALTNAHARRA
OS Grid Reference NC56993580
County Sutherland
Date opened May 1960
Date closed September 1991
Location In an overgrown square compound 50 yards south west of the
junction of A836 and B873. (The compound has a North of Scotland Water Authority sign referring to the site as Altnaharra Service Reservoir).
Description LOCKED All surface features are intact with some flaking of the cream paint. The hatch is very rusty but locked, it can be opened with a Scottish 'T' bar key. Internally the post is in very good condition with much remaining including table, shelf, cupboard, rack of wooden shelves
behind the door, food tins, (apple desert, evaporated milk, pineapple slices, sugar, salt, pepper, 2 X macaroni cheese, meatballs in gravy, spaghetti shells, spaghetti Bolognese, beans, lentils), can of grease, toilet paper, fly spray, first aid poster, papers referring to Operation
Intex 90, post log, visitors book, letter referring to ROC aircraft recognition competition 1990, GZI forms, pens and pencils, rubber gloves, a key labeled 'surface shelter', kitchen utensils, 3 Jerry cans, '18 post' broom, UKWMO food pack (3 men one day), large splint, 4 sets of blue ROC
overalls, paint pot and locking bar. There is a non standard shelf built round the battery area. There is a disused telegraph pole in the corner of the compound.
Remaining
Surface
Structures
The base of an aircraft post is visible in one corner of the compound.
Date of Visit 20.07.2001
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