ROC Group HQ-Aberdeen
Located in Quarry Road, Northfield, to the north east of Aberdeen, was the headquarters building of 29 Group ROC. The Aberdeen Group HQ bunker has been demolished, and the site is now part of the Northfield Industrial Estate.
The building was opened on May 15, 1961, and was of standard design, with an adjacent administration block. It was later joined by a two storey training block, opened on September 1, 1986.
As with most similar facilities, it closed in 1992, and was subsequently demolished.
We are grateful to our friends at Subterranea Britannica for permission to reproduce the following details. Please be sure to review the original reports at the links given below.
Site Name: Aberdeen (Northfield): ROC Group HQ No 29
OS Grid Ref: NJ905084
Date protected accommodation opened: 15.5.1961
Date closed: 1992
Location: Quarry Road, Northfield, Aberdeen.
Description: DEMOLISHED 29 Group ROC HQ was of the standard surface design; it was opened on 13 May 1961 by Sir Ian Forbes Leith, Lord Lieutenant of the County of Aberdeen. Mr John Mackay MP formally opened a two storey training block alongside on 1 Sept 1986. As well as an outside door an interior door allowed access into the bunker through the canteen wall.
Outside of the blockhouse was a single level brick administration block used by the permanent staff. On the roof was a microwave drum antenna, which connected into the Emergency Communications Network. The Aberdeen Group HQ has been demolished and the site is now occupied by Anderson Construction on the Northfield Industrial Estate.
On 1 Sept 1971 29 Group formed a Nuclear Reporting Cell (NRC) at RAF Buchan near Peterhead, staffed by ROC personnel. The cell operated in the station from the R3 (ROTOR) Operations Block.
Date of visit: 10.08.2001
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