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Offline colin haggart

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Re: Air raid shelter at Biggin Hill.
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2016, 19:44:20 »
Thank you Cliveh.

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Re: Air raid shelter at Biggin Hill.
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2016, 15:54:06 »
It`s the Station's Decontamination Block

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Re: Air raid shelter at Biggin Hill.
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2016, 14:53:49 »
I think it was the NBC shelter from the cold war

Offline grandarog

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Re: Air raid shelter at Biggin Hill.
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2016, 13:15:53 »
It looks very like the Gas Training buildings where servicemen were trained with gas masks. Had to run round inside with mask on then take it off to prove there was gas in there before exiting with eyes streaming to stand facing the wind to try and get relief.

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Re: Air raid shelter at Biggin Hill.
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2016, 12:32:18 »
colin haggart, it looks too high (asking for trouble!) to have been purely an air raid shelter. I would think B/H would have had a district heating scheme with a large central boiler house generating HTHW (high temp hot water) elsewhere. This could well be a sub station feeding calorifiers, where the temp. is reduced to LTHW before entering the pipes & or radiators that are heating the barrack blocks, etc. Small chimney for ventilation.

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Air raid shelter at Biggin Hill.
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2016, 22:41:48 »
I wasn't sure that this was an air raid shelter but it seems to be one, one heck of a big one to me.  I took the photo yesterday.


 

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