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Offline castle261

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Re: Command Tunnel ?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2020, 02:04:45 PM »
Yes, Smiffy, the Royal Naval Barracks, the tunnel run under the ` Kyber Pass `.
There are wooden shutter`s - behind Nelson Block -  ( No 116 bus )


The Arriva No 116 bus, passes right past it, on it`s return journey from the  `Savacentre `.


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Re: Command Tunnel ?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2020, 02:03:22 PM »
castle261, was this in Pembroke? If it was, I think I know where you mean.
 
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Command Tunnel ?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2020, 10:02:25 AM »
During my brief G.P.O. career( General Post Office )  as a Telegram Boy, I had the occasion to go
into The Fleet Mail Office with some telegrams. ` Not this one son, he`s in the Tunnel `.
It was addressed to a commander. I asked ` where is the tunnel `.
He directed me to behind the ` Nelson Block `. I walk in this brightly lit tunnel approached the
first desk `telegram for Commander ------- `. That`s me ` he said, read the message, `any reply `
I asked, `No ` he replied. That`s why, I know there is or was a tunnel there.

The usual TIP for a telegram boy was either threepence or sixpence, in 1941.


I should have said the `Fleet Mail Office `was on the south west corner of No 2 basin.
It was also called the `Central Offices `. The building is still there.