website. Pictures from a visit in March 2016.
Uxbridge Operations Room or Battle of Britain Bunker as it is also known was the operations room of 11 Group Fighter Command during world War II. It became opearational literally days before the outbreak of the war and for protection from attack was built 60' below ground. It was part of the world's first intergrated defence system, inspired by Sir Hugh Dowding, and included the chain home radar stations. Using a simple colour coded sytem that tied in real time with the plotting table and the 'tote' bolard on the wall, fighter command were able to build a picture of incoming attacks and availability of RAF fighters and take appropriate action. In no small part this enabled 'The Few' to successfully defend Great Britan from the Luftwaffe and the pending theat of invasion in 1940. I was part of an organised group visit in March 2016 but please note that opeing times are restricted although this may change once the local council acquires the site from the MoD.
IN REACH OF THE SKIES