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Rudely but surely they bedded the plinth of the days to come.
Behind the feet of the Legions and before the Norseman’s ire
Rudely but greatly begat they the framing of State and Shire
Rudely but deeply they laboured, and their labour stand till now.
If we trace on ancient headlands the twist of their eight-ox plough.”

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Offline conan

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Re: Swingate ROC
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2015, 13:40:46 »
This is not in Kent but it shows a beautifully restored ROC post,and gives  a very good idea of what once was

http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/roc-posts/21021-bunker-restoration-project-chop-gate-roc-post.html?highlight=chop+gate
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Re: Swingate ROC
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2015, 20:48:23 »
The hatch has now been totally broken off.

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Re: Swingate ROC
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2013, 09:39:34 »
A few photos of mine from our visit yesterday:

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Re: Swingate ROC
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2013, 21:45:38 »
I thought it seemed empty compared to when I first visited!  It is in good condition though :)

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Re: Swingate ROC
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2013, 21:30:20 »
I thought this looked in very good condition today! Surprised so much was left in there!

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Re: Swingate ROC
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2013, 19:58:54 »
I think Sub Brit visited many of these and removed any items worth saving.

Some pics from today.












Someone even took the Bakelite switch!

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Re: Swingate ROC
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2010, 16:48:14 »
Does anyone know what happened to the beds? Gone by May 2010.
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Re: Swingate ROC
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2010, 17:45:55 »
Kyns  picture of the ROC post, in the background can be seen the masts for the Signals station, that belonged to RAF Ash radar station.
This section was later taken over by the Americans.

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Re: Swingate ROC
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2010, 17:14:05 »
Took a look today after I'd spoken to the Swingate Mast Maintenance Crew. Unfortunately the hatch has been forced and is stuck open, I tried to get it to shut again but to no avail. The inside is stripped bare, the only remnants of note being the chemical toilet and batteries.

I would guess the farmer will probably seal the post permanantly now.
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Swingate ROC
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010, 21:21:30 »
Just a couple of pictures.

 

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