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Deerness ROC bunker

The Deerness Royal Observer Corps bunker is located at HY56910743. It is on a low mound in a very large rectangular fenced compound, on hilltop close to trig. station, 300 yards north of Denwick Road. The transmitter/receiver block for a WW2 Chain Home Low radar station stands within the compound. Other buildings are in the surrounding fields. June 2004
Picture added on 16 April 2015 at 16:56
Comments:
When I was an apprentice BT engineer I was lucky enough to visit all the ROC posts to check the comms in them.
Added by W Watters on 16 April 2015
Another two Royal Observer Corps bunkers can be found at the top of Wideford Hill and near Brockan Farm Outertown Stromness Nat Grid Ref HY231 099 Colin B. Wylie Ex Group Officer Orkney ROC.

[Pictures for these coming along soon - Steven]
Added by Colin B. Wylie on 25 April 2015
RATHER COLD SITTING ON DUTY WHEN WE HAD AN EXERCISE
Added by E RENDALL on 30 July 2015
My father Frederick (Dicky) Bird was here on the radars during the war. I have been unable to find out anything about what he did here. Can anyone help or know anything about him?
Added by Phillippa Copeland on 08 March 2016
The Deerness ROC Bunker is situated on the site of the former WW2 RAF Radar Station. Several of the war time buildings are still in existence.
Colin B. Wylie
Added by Colin B. Wylie on 19 March 2016
Thank you Colin. Does anyone know what the radar operators did on Orkney. I know that it was not successful as my father was redeployed and attached to the 8th Indian regiment in Egypt and all through Italy as a radio operator.
Added by Phillippa Copeland on 06 May 2016
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