Thank you. Just out of interest any idea on the other 2?Queen's Order No 1 permitted large sections of the Government War Book to be brought in to play. Civilian Air Traffic Control came under military control, for example, which is why RAF West Drayton was collocated with London ATC. The M4 became the Nuclear Corridor and the A1 a military controlled road and closed to non-essential traffic. Government Departments would implement their own War Books; British Rail would begin to disperse locomotives and critical rolling stock, and allocate resources to critical RES duties (eg cable laying and carriage mounted mobile telephone exchanges). The NHS would stop all elective operations and clear out care homes in anticipation of receiving casualties (this processed commenced during the build up to GRANBY). An appeal for blood donors would be made. Utility companies - then in public ownership - started to physically reinforce facilities against both sabotage and bomb damage, and staff their offsite control centres. Bore holes would be readied for use. Electrical Boards and the National Grid would ensure key switch gear spares were protected against EMP.
Local authorities would staff emergency war headquarters and commence post strike welfare planning - feeding, housing, debris clearance and body disposal. Working with the NHS and volunteer organisations, they would plan 'Special Rest Centres' for fallout victims who were unlikely to survive. Police Forces would provide staff officers to RSGs and to LA war HQ; they would also ensure the air attack alert system (sirens) worked. They would also round up 'aliens' and register them. Police stations would be scaled for rifles and pistols. Detention without charge was also permitted.
BT would ensure the CLBS was not only functioning, but networked to survive strikes. BBC would move essential staff to regional and hardened broadcast facilities (Corsham and Bristol, to name two locations). Backup radio broadcast transmitters would be readied across the country.
Trinity House would come under Admiralty control and consideration to extinguishing navigation lights would be made. RNXS would be mobilised; some of there activities included having small ships in the north sea and the channel acting as raid picquets, reporting inbound low level raids. C&W cable layers would revert to their typical wartime duties of locating and severing hostile sea cables. The Crown Agents would immediately scour the world to secure supplies of iodine tablets, antibiotics and strategic materials. Government departments would begin to disperse staff around the country and key staff would man government and regional war HQs.
All in all a 'whole of government' approach.