UKWMO and Emergency Services Communications
Navigating through the Site's Contents
Please use the tabs at the top of every page. The clicking the top level introduces a different group of topics and the lower level switches pages. 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 Steve Scanlon
Site Last Updated : 28-Oct-2013
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.
18/09/2013 Page214, Revised text. Added new photo of Test Unit WB1401.
24/08/2013 Detailed / HANDEL / WB400 : Added new topic for interactive photo of WB400 Plug in Units at CCP.
28/06/2013 Added and replaced many WB1400 images. New design of image viewer.
30/04/2013 Added photos of Tester 1402,1403, Power Unit 1401 and CCP Terminating unit, plus accompanying text.
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