Chirnside 1: Devon’s Special Duties Out-Station Updated
Today we have added a basic report on the Special Duties Out-Station located at Bewley Down in Devon.
The secret underground bunker, code named Chirnside 1, is located beneath an old outside privy and has recently been restored over a nine year period.
A book is the result of that project, with contributions from a team of ex-military and civilian experts assembled by the current homeowner.
Through out the renovation unique discoveries have been made such as the arrangement of the ventilation pipes in a complex pattern, including junction boxes for multiple pipes, and the range of cabling used to connect wireless sets to the aerial trees. Probably the most fascinating finds are the wide range of hidden hooks, latches and catches that operate the various concealed bolts and secret doors to access the dugout and to get into the radio room.
There are a 100 illustrations and photos throughout the 120 page book, with the images carefully aligned to the relevant text.
There is also a talk being given about this renovation and more info on this can be seen here.