23 POST 25 GROUP(AYR)

Royal Observer Corps Monitoring Post

PRIMARY ROLE

To record and transmit information from the Ground Zero Indicator and Bomb Power Indicator.

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SECONDARY ROLE

To provide information on the radiation level above the surface of the monitoring post.

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GALLERY

The equipment and instrumentation used at a monitoring post.

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CONTACT US

By phone 07513-504115.

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MOTTO-FOREWARNED IS FOREARMED

Elizabethan Beacon Lighter

To warn the population of the approach of the Spanish Armada

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Attack Warning Red was the code word for a Nuclear Attack.

This message would be sent out to every warning point followed by the sounding of the powered sirens in town and cities.

Hand operated sirens  would be used in remote rural areas.

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The Royal Observer Corps

 The majority of the Royal Observer Corps personnel were stood-down on the 30th September 1991 following the end of the Cold War.

The monitoring posts were emptied of equipment and instrumentation and handed back to the landowners.

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What Our Visitors Say

"A fascinating glimpse into a different world"

Ground Zero Indicator.

 

“Bomb Power Indicator

Plessey dose-rate PDRM 82F

Join us from April to September on Sunday afternoons for a free hour long guided tour.
Pre-booking on 07513-504115 is essential.

Our Awesome Team
comprises of ex-ROC personnel and associate members.

Frank Alexander is the Museum Curator of Skelmorlie Secret Bunker and committee member of 25 Group  Royal Observer Corps Association.

Latest News

The monitoring post museum has been used for rope rescue casualty training by Skelmorlie Fire and Rescue and Ardrossan Coastguard.