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Asylums + Hospitals -

Bangor Hospital   Cane Hill   Cane Hill Demolition   Central Middlesex Hospital   Cherry Knowles  Denbigh  Deva  Fairmile Hospital   Graylingwell Asylum  Harperbury Hospital  Hellingly  High Royds   Holywell  King Edward VII   Lancaster Moor   Leybourne Grange 
Lincoln General   Severalls   St Clements   St Georges   St Marys   UCL Middlesex   West Park   West Middlesex Hospital
Whittingham Hospital  Worcester Royal Infirmary  Yardley Green 

Military -

Anstruther Rotor Bunker Crowborough GCHQ + Aspidistra  Dover   Drakelow RSG/RGHQ Farleigh Down Tunnel   Fort Burgoyne Fort Paull   Goosnargh Bunker  Lansdown No.12 Group HQ  Kelvedon Hatch  Llanberis Ammunition Store  Longcross Barracks  Maidstone No.1 Group HQ  Monkton Farleigh  North Weald Mobilisation Centre  RAF Chilmark  RAF Holmpton  RAF Newton  
RAF Wartling  ROC Posts   Royal Military Academy   Wentworth Command Bunker

Industrial -

Battersea Power Station  Chinnor Cement Works   Fletchers Paper Mill  Ford Dagenham  Horton Kirby Paper Mill
HP Sauce Factory  NGTE Pyestock  Shipton Cement Works  SLP Engineering  Tolly Cobbald Brewery

Underground -

Browns Folly  Box freestone Quarry  Carshalton Air Raid Shelter  Eastry Chalk Mine  Epsom Road Deep Shelter  Hever Caves  Monks Quarry  Paris Catacombs  Paris Catacombs - 4 Day Visit  Ramsgate Tunnels  Ridge Quarry   Shorts Factory 
Swan Quarry (Kingsdown)  Westwood Quarry 

Other -

BIBRA Laboratory  Big Brother House  Chichester Emergency Bunker   Crawley Borough Emergency Bunker   Drapers Tower   Duke of Lancaster   Firbeck Hall   Lincoln Conservative Club  Pleasureland 
Silverlands  St Josephs Seminary   St Pancras Station  Tank testing Facility  Ushaw Seminary 

Crowborough RGHQ + Aspidistra

Visited July 2008 with an organised tour



The site is owned by Sussex Police and the visit was part of an Organised Tour.

Living nearby and having driven across Ashdown Forest hundreds of times before i have always wanted to see what was wit in the enclosure known as Kingstandings.

The site was orignally built for the Political warfare Executive for World War 2, to broadcast 'black propaganda' using the worlds most powerful transmitter that was purchased from America.
The transmitter was known as Aspiditra.
The site consisted of an underground bunker and surrounding buildings with upto 35 aerials transmitting and recieving information.
German attack orders for the Lutwaffe were intercepted using the facilities at Kingstanding giving us time to prepare for the attack, the transmitters also allowed us to block out german radio signals and transmit our own commands confusing the German army. The transmitter could be controlled by the Air Ministry in London. Its first broadcast was on the 8th November 1942.
After the war, the site was used by the Diplomatical Wireless Service, and by the BBC to transmit its World Service.

In 1984 the bunker was stripped out, extended underground and upgraded for the threat of nuclear war and to replace the former RGHQ at Dover.

It is now currently owned and used by Sussex Police for training.

Crowborough RGHQ Aspidistra Crowborough RGHQ Bunker and Aspidistra


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