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HMS Wildfire was an underground communications training establishment and Royal Naval Reserve headquarters in Chatham (Gillingham) commissioned in 1964 and paid off in 1993. Sub-Brit has a comprehensive history on their site here > http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/sites/w/wildfire/index2.shtml

 

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Had a great evening poking around in here despite forgetting my torch batteries and lamp like a pro. Luckily others were on hand with spare batteries, and spliffs, lots of spliffs! Good to see some familiar faces and meet some new ones. Massive thanks to @Obscurity@Space Invaderand @Wiccaman for giving us a shout, this was an opportunity not to be missed as only a few people have ventured inside here since it's closure. 

 

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4. Ventilation

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5. Telephone exchange 

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8. Notice all the local town names on the switchboard 

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13. The Central Plotting Room 

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14. Here you can see a couple of navy officers plotting missions, back in the day

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16. Time to to go home :D 

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Well that's it, cheers for now..... :beer2:

 

 

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Nice one, photos came out a treat! Especially like that corridor shot on the junction, tripped me out that one! 

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