I didn't even get a notification letter - I found out about it in The Northern Echo.30th September 2021 marks 30 years since the Stand Down of the main elements (the Posts and HQs) of the Royal Observer Corps.
The Corps, an organisation created after the First World War and battle hardened in the Second World War, ended almost overnight. Some personnel continued on as nuclear reporting cells on RAF bases, but for the vast majority the ROC simply ended on the 30th September 1991.
I remember them well and the punch ups between two of the crews . Were you ever at Becton STW ?Remember them. We used to call them sh*t ships. Used to go down the Thames out into the North Sea, do a circle about 15-20 miles off Clacton where they dumped their load and then back up to Beckton again for a refill.