Researching for a presentation I have to give on military technological advancements and came across this piece on the role of the ROC. Absolutely amazing to think that our civil defence strategy was based almost on tin cans and string technology and that we were able to do things without computers! Very much an eye-opener. Any Arsers on here with experience as would be fascinated to hear of your experiences? I especially liked the bit where messages were passed up and down on pieces of string, especially as we whinge now that we don't get our advertised broadband speeds. The Hole in the Ground (1962) - UK Warning and Monitoring Organisation - YouTube You have to admire the stiff upper lips as nukes rain down all around - epsecially the bunker sprog who upon being told to go outside and give a visual sit-rep does so without quoting H&S regulations though I'm sure that he might have something to say about every man in the bunker smoking a pipe! Definately a different era!!