UK’s Central Government War HQ

The Central Government War Headquarters (CGWHQ) is a 35-acre (14 ha)[1] complex built 120 feet (37 m) underground[2] as the United Kingdom's emergency government war headquarters – the hub of the country's alternative seat of power outside London during a nuclear war or conflict with the Soviet Union. It is located in Corsham, Wiltshire, in a former Bath stone quarry known as Spring Quarry, under the present-day MoD Corsham.[3]

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     Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 25, 2020
     Category: War | 1960s | United Kingdom

I wonder if they had an established ratio of men to women of child-bearing age? For re-population purposes, you understand.
Posted by KDP on 08/25/20 at 03:52 PM
"Mr. President, we must not allow... a mine shaft gap!"
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 08/27/20 at 09:17 AM
Oh, there were several of these. I don't know how secret their locations were at the time, but their existence was known. And today, the one at Kelvedon Hatch is advertised (as a tourist attraction) with roadside signs saying "Secret Nuclear Bunker" and an arrow.

In other news, the existence of the BT Tower in London was once a military secret. It was the tallest building (not counting mere transmitter masts) in London for over a decade. There was a rotating restaurant at the top. I've stood at its feet; you are not going to miss that. But its existence was a secret, because the aerials and transmitters at the top were vital to the country's information infrastructure. Apparently, the rumour that it wasn't allowed to appear on Ordnance Survey maps is as untrue as it is silly, but there were court cases.
Posted by Richard Bos on 08/29/20 at 09:11 AM
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