Bentley Priory - Defending Britain from Nazi & Nuclear Threat

Eyes & Ears - The ROC, Part 2 - Bentley Priory - Defending Britain from Nazi & Nuclear Threat

March 04, 2021 Bentley Priory Museum Season 1 Episode 6
Bentley Priory - Defending Britain from Nazi & Nuclear Threat
Eyes & Ears - The ROC, Part 2 - Bentley Priory - Defending Britain from Nazi & Nuclear Threat
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Bentley Priory - Defending Britain from Nazi & Nuclear Threat
Eyes & Ears - The ROC, Part 2 - Bentley Priory - Defending Britain from Nazi & Nuclear Threat
Mar 04, 2021 Season 1 Episode 6
Bentley Priory Museum

Welcome to the Bentley Priory Museum - Defending Britain from Nazi & Nuclear Threat, podcast.

In this episode, Eyes & Ears -The ROC, we will learn across three episodes about the role the Royal Observer Corps at RAF Bentley Priory played in defending Britain from Nazi & nuclear threat. Through a combination of first hand accounts supported by historical background we will build a picture of what life was like during the service of ROC members stationed at RAF Bentley Priory.

Key features of the podcast: 

  • We have a short background history of the ROC from podcast volunteer Tim 
  • We listen to oral histories from ROC personnel about their experiences of the bunker and life in the Royal Observer Corps at the bunker.  
  • Details from podcast volunteer Dave, talking about a stained glass window that features in the Museum. 

This podcast series is unveiling the exciting stories of a top secret Battle of Britain and Cold War Bunker. Bentley Priory Museum is currently running this National Lottery Heritage Funded project to investigate the history of its underground bunker and how it was a vital tool for the RAF. 

For the first time a group of volunteers have been collecting oral histories from RAF, WAAF and ROC personnel who played key roles in the operation of Bentley Priory's Bunker. Join us as we share some of their untold stories.

For information about the project and Bentley Priory visit: https://bentleypriorymuseum.org.uk

This podcast is hosted and edited by: Alexander Collinson
Produced by project volunteers: Eve Sladdin, Tim Kitching, Alexander Collinson and Dave Considine. 

Show Notes

Welcome to the Bentley Priory Museum - Defending Britain from Nazi & Nuclear Threat, podcast.

In this episode, Eyes & Ears -The ROC, we will learn across three episodes about the role the Royal Observer Corps at RAF Bentley Priory played in defending Britain from Nazi & nuclear threat. Through a combination of first hand accounts supported by historical background we will build a picture of what life was like during the service of ROC members stationed at RAF Bentley Priory.

Key features of the podcast: 

  • We have a short background history of the ROC from podcast volunteer Tim 
  • We listen to oral histories from ROC personnel about their experiences of the bunker and life in the Royal Observer Corps at the bunker.  
  • Details from podcast volunteer Dave, talking about a stained glass window that features in the Museum. 

This podcast series is unveiling the exciting stories of a top secret Battle of Britain and Cold War Bunker. Bentley Priory Museum is currently running this National Lottery Heritage Funded project to investigate the history of its underground bunker and how it was a vital tool for the RAF. 

For the first time a group of volunteers have been collecting oral histories from RAF, WAAF and ROC personnel who played key roles in the operation of Bentley Priory's Bunker. Join us as we share some of their untold stories.

For information about the project and Bentley Priory visit: https://bentleypriorymuseum.org.uk

This podcast is hosted and edited by: Alexander Collinson
Produced by project volunteers: Eve Sladdin, Tim Kitching, Alexander Collinson and Dave Considine.