UKWMO and Emergency Services Communications

Navigating through the Site's Contents

Please use the tabs at the top of every page. Clicking the top level introduces a different group of topics in the lower level, clicking these loads a new page. The five tabs currently visible on the lower level give only a brief summary of each topic but it is worth looking at these before progressing onto the detailed topics. To help maintain continuity the footer on some pages have links to related topics.

Steve Scanlon - The Web Site Owner

I became interested in the UK Civil Defence for the Cold War, as a result of working as a engineer for 'Post Office Telephones' later privatised and renamed 'British Telecom'. Between 1978 and 1981 I maintained the early warning equipment and visited ROC posts in part of North Northamptonshire and South Leicestershire. At the time I never disclosed this information even to my closest friends. Now twenty years have passed since the Cold War ended the Internet provides a good medium to disseminate the details of these defunct systems.

This site was created in 2001 and contained only a few pages about the public warning system. Since then its grown to 30 Pages thanks to a lot of helpful feedback and encouragement from so many people able to plug the holes in my knowledge. I am always pleased to receive feedback as there are still pieces of the jigsaw missing and you may be holding one.

Contact Details for Steve Scanlon


Site Last Updated : 28-Dec-2014

28/12/2014 Complete rewrite of Last Ditch Network topic. Menu:Post Strike / LDN

16/10/2014 Added 11 Photographs to various pages related to WB 400, 700, 900 & 1400

05/10/2014 Modified page Menu:Communications / Network Era 2, adding Region 3 ECN directory, a new topic: The Post Cold War E.C.N.

30/05/2014 Added new ROC Map page. Added RN3 to page. Menu:Communications / Networks ERA 2

30/04/2014 Added a new Post Strike / CONRAD page, revisited many pages in light of JSI, Menu titles changed, pages renumbered.

28/10/2013 Added S+DX terminal photo, Torn tape centre, perforator photo.

13/10/2013 Added AFHQ locations and revised MSX codes Page234, 235.

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