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A podcast series unveiling the exciting stories of a top secret Battle of Britain and Cold War Bunker. Bentley Priory Museum is currently running a 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 & ROC personnel who played key roles in the operation of Bentley Priory's Bunker. Join us as we share some of their untold stories. This podcast has been produced by project volunteers: Alexander Collinson, Tim Kitching and Eve Sladdin.
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Welcome to the Bentley Priory Museum - Defending Britain from Nazi & Nuclear Threat, podcast.In this episode, In Conversation with Jim Bee and Paul Smith: We talk with former personnel who worked at  RAF Bentley Priory during the Cold War and learn about their experiences as they reminisce on the past and give a key insight into the role they played in defending Britain from Nazi & nuclear threat. 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.ukThis podcast is hosted and edited by: Alexander CollinsonProduced by project volunteers:  Tim Kitching, Alexander Collinson and Dave Considine. 
Welcome to the Bentley Priory Museum - Defending Britain from Nazi & Nuclear Threat, podcast.In this episode, Eyes & Ears -The ROC Part 3, we will conclude our three episode special focusing on the role that 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 listen to oral histories from ROC personnel about their experiences of the bunker and life in the Royal Observer Corps at the bunker.  We have an interview between podcast volunteer Tim and John Shere from the ROC Association Heritage Team.A eulogy for the Royal Observer Corps read by podcast volunteer Eve.  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.ukThis podcast is hosted and edited by: Alexander CollinsonProduced by project volunteers: Eve Sladdin, Tim Kitching, Alexander Collinson and Dave Considine. 
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.ukThis podcast is hosted and edited by: Alexander CollinsonProduced by project volunteers: Eve Sladdin, Tim Kitching, Alexander Collinson and Dave Considine. 
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 project volunteer Tim We listen to oral histories from ROC personnel about their first experiences of the bunker 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.ukThis podcast is hosted and edited by: Alexander CollinsonProduced by project volunteers: Eve Sladdin, Tim Kitching, Alexander Collinson and Dave Considine. 
Welcome to the Bentley Priory Museum - Defending Britain from Nazi & Nuclear Threat, podcast.In this episode, The Artist ( Angels Three Zero),  We will be focussing on the painting Angels Three Zero by Douglas Chowns featuring the operations room at RAF Bentley Priory. We will hear from Dougie as he explains the mystery of two unidentified aircraft flying in British airspace during a time of increased international tension, learning about the important role of the secret bunker while also gaining an insight into the painting Angels Three Zero.Please find a link to the picture here: https://www.facebook.com/BentleyPrioryMuseum/photos/a.744452525586681/3774264472605456/?type=3 Key features of the podcast: We have a short Cold War history from project volunteer Tim We have a Audio Description of the paintingWe listen to oral histories from Douglas Chowns 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 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 Exhibition and Bentley Priory visit: https://bentleypriorymuseum.org.ukThis podcast is hosted and edited by: Alexander CollinsonProduced by project volunteers: Eve Sladdin, Tim Kitching, Alexander Collinson and Dave Considine. 
Welcome to the Bentley Priory Museum - Defending Britain from Nazi & Nuclear Threat, podcast. In this episode, Intercept, we will learn about the role RAF Bentley Priory played in helloing to intercept enemy aircraft in the United Kingdoms airspace from its top secret bunker. Through a combination of first hand accounts supported by historical background we will build a picture of what life was like underground in the operations room.Key features of the podcast: We have a short Cold War history from project volunteer Tim We listen to oral histories from bunker personnel about their first experiences of the bunker We listen to the experience of a volunteer who has been working on the projectThis 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 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 Exhibition and Bentley Priory visit: https://bentleypriorymuseum.org.ukThis podcast is hosted and edited by: Alexander Collinson Produced by project volunteers: Eve Sladdin, Tim Kitching, Alexander Collinson and Dave Considine. 
Welcome to the second Bentley Priory Museum - Defending Britain from Nazi & Nuclear Threat, podcast. In this episode, Down the Hole, we will descend down into the Bunker. Through a combination of first hand accounts supported by historical details we will build a picture of what life underground was like.Key features of the podcast: We talk to the Museum project officer Chloe Marley We listen to oral histories from bunker personnel about their first experiences of the bunkerWe listen to the experience of a volunteer who has been working on the projectThis 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 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 Exhibition and Bentley Priory visit: https://bentleypriorymuseum.org.ukThis podcast is hosted and edited by: Alexander Collinson Produced by project volunteers: Eve Sladdin, Tim Kitching, Alexander Collinson and Dave Considine. 
Welcome to the First Bentley Priory - Defending Britain from Nazi & Nuclear Threat, podcast. This first episode is intended to give you an overview of the project, future episodes and the brand new exhibition, Defending Britain from Nazi & Nuclear Threat. Key features of the podcast: We talk to the Museum project officer Chloe Marley We listen to oral histories from bunker personnel when they first arrived at Bentley Priory We listen to experiences of volunteers who have been working on the projectThis 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 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 Exhibition and Bentley Priory visit: https://bentleypriorymuseum.org.ukThis podcast is hosted  and edited by: Alexander Collinson Produced by project volunteers: Eve Sladdin, Tim Kitching and Alexander Collinson
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