Day 352: Inverbervie to Montrose – Into the silent heart of a Cold War Bunker

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Kincardineshire, Scotland

Date of walk: 13/10/19

Underground tunnel entrance, RAF Inverbervie Cold War Radar Station Bunker (Now Bervie Brow Research Station), Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

The military station at Bervie Brow was constructed as part of the first phase of Operation ROTOR (an early-warning radar system against atomic attack during the Cold War) between 1951-3, and codenamed site ‘LGZ’. With the formation of No. 977 Signals Unit, RAF Inverbervie became operational as a Centimetric Early Warning radar station on 1 June 1953. From 1964 the station was leased by the US Air Force as an annexe to RAF Edzell, for use by US Naval Security Group Activity cryptologists. In 1984, the site was refurbished as an emergency communications station and standby Armed Forces Headquarters. The Station was sold by the Ministry of Defence in 1999.

In the present, the Station is a private home and an unusual creative research project combining elements of history, art, and ecology. For further information see: hwf.co.uk/research-station/

Caution Men Working on Apparatus, RAF Inverbervie Cold War Radar Station Bunker (Now Bervie Brow Research Station), Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Emergency Accommodation (the entrance tunnel was converted into a dormitory for personnel in the 1980s), RAF Inverbervie Cold War Radar Station Bunker (Now Bervie Brow Research Station), Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Tunnel to bunker I, RAF Inverbervie Cold War Radar Station Bunker (Now Bervie Brow Research Station), Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Tunnel to bunker II, RAF Inverbervie Cold War Radar Station Bunker (Now Bervie Brow Research Station), Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Blast doors I, RAF Inverbervie Cold War Radar Station Bunker (Now Bervie Brow Research Station), Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Blast doors II, RAF Inverbervie Cold War Radar Station Bunker (Now Bervie Brow Research Station), Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Blast doors III, RAF Inverbervie Cold War Radar Station Bunker (Now Bervie Brow Research Station), Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Control Room I, RAF Inverbervie Cold War Radar Station Bunker (Now Bervie Brow Research Station), Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Senior Officers Accommodation, RAF Inverbervie Cold War Radar Station Bunker (Now Bervie Brow Research Station), Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Control Room II, RAF Inverbervie Cold War Radar Station Bunker (Now Bervie Brow Research Station), Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

PBX Switchboard I, Room 27. Comm Ops, RAF Inverbervie Cold War Radar Station Bunker (Now Bervie Brow Research Station), Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

PBX Switchboard II, Room 27. Comm Ops, RAF Inverbervie Cold War Radar Station Bunker (Now Bervie Brow Research Station), Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Air Conditioning Plant Room, RAF Inverbervie Cold War Radar Station Bunker (Now Bervie Brow Research Station), Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Guardhouse, RAF Inverbervie Cold War Radar Station Bunker (Now Bervie Brow Research Station), Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Guardhouse and radar plinths, RAF Inverbervie Cold War Radar Station Bunker (Now Bervie Brow Research Station), Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Erosion control, Golden Acre, Angus, Scotland.

Hose & Creels, Milton Ness, Angus, Scotland.

Sands of St. Cyrus I, Angus, Scotland.

Sands of St. Cyrus II, Angus, Scotland.

Sands of St. Cyrus III, Angus, Scotland.

Lower North Water Bridge I, River Esk, Angus, Scotland.

Lower North Water Bridge II, River Esk, Angus, Scotland.

Tank traps by the river Esk, Angus, Scotland.

Montrose beach and dunes at dusk, Angus, Scotland.

In the entrance tunnel to the bunker.

Dad dancing ahead?

Night approach to Montrose.
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2 thoughts on “Day 352: Inverbervie to Montrose – Into the silent heart of a Cold War Bunker”

  1. kevan hubbard says:

    That bunker might come in handy again should Vladimir Putin decide to attack!

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