Alderminster Royal Observer Corps Underground Monitoring Post
Royal Observer Corps Underground Monitoring Post at Alderminster. Monitoring posts were to be used for reporting nuclear bursts and monitoring fall-out in the modern period. The post lies 200m west of the A429 / A3400 roundabout north of Tredington.
1 The primary role of the Royal Observer Corps (ROC) was the recognition and identification of hostile aircraft. With the start of the cold war and the increasing threat of nuclear attack in the 1950’s, the ROC was given the added responsibility of reporting nuclear bursts and monitoring fall-out which necessitated the construction of 1563 underground monitoring posts throughout Great Britain & Northern Ireland.
2 On farmland 150 yards West of Fosse Way and 150 yards north of un-named minor road to Armscote. Demolished, no trace of anything remains. Opened October 1963. Closed October 1968.