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The Reepham Royal Observer Corps post on the A1067, including the above-ground “observation” post and the underground “monitoring” post.

Note that the second image is NOT the Reepham bunker; it is a similar one at Peterchurch in Herefordshire.…

GB-REE-2004031554 ROC 1944.jpg
From 'Down Memory Lane' EDP undated.Reepham W1 Royal Observer Corps on parade for photocall, 1944. Top row: Herbert Burton, Ralph Elsden, Nora Reeve, Sid Hicks, John Ling. Middle row from L to R: Ernie Tuddenham, Gordon Franklin, Bob Smith, Horace…

Details & description of Reepham ROC posts from 1934 to the 1960s. Also includes memories of a female recruit in the Observer Corps during WWII and additional notes from the ROC Heritage website stating regulations for those on duty.

GB-REE-2003141023  Whall ROC 1955 EW.jpg
On the reverse of the photograph:
Vernon Whall of Reepham with headphones on - at the Royal Observer Corps post situated at Great Witchingham near the land that became part of the Wild Life Park owned by Philip Wayne. About 1955.

ROC Posts were…

Standing (l–r): Bob Wasey, Jack Ling, Horace CollisonSeated (l–r): Gordon Frankland, William Burton, Cyril Lowe, Bob Smith, Ernest TuddenhamThe original source did not identify the man standing at the left-hand end. Based on comparison with item…
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