An interesting and creative use for cold war (more)
by James K
underground establishments is right here in Dorset. RAF Sopley (Christchurch) closed in the mid 70's, has several huge underground communicatoins tunnels and silos. They are now used for the secure storage of highly valuable Wines! safe, secure and kept in perfect environmental conditions 20 foot barbed wire fences, guard dogs and (at times) armed guards, protect the above ground enterance to what is apparently a wine cellar??
Next time you feel like treating yourself to an unusual holiday try Gibraltar, hundreds of miles of tunnels, from the 1700's through to the secret Resistance bunkers intended for use if the Spanish/Germans invaded and the hidden troop marshalling areas for operation Torch during WWII, cold war communications and air defence silos, Exocet missiles (captured from the Argentines in 1982)pointing out over the straights just to ensure that the Med is still our playground and the Joint Operations Centre still in use today (you cant go into these bits).
Regards James K
Posted on Nov 25, 2001, 1:40 AM from IP address 188.8.131.52