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« on: October 13, 2011, 19:30:20 PM »

Casemate Level.. and a much earlier plan showing the original layout..

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2011, 20:58:06 PM »

A few pics:

 Casemate Level Guard Room
 Casemate Level Repeater Station
 Casemate Level Telephone Exchange
 Casemate Level 'Admiralty Casemate'

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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2011, 07:41:13 AM »

A few more from Casemate Level:

1) & 2) Graffiti on the chalk walls
3) Coastal Artillery Control Room
4) Anti Aicraft Artillery Control Room
5) Tunnel to Exit onto Admiralty Terrace

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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2011, 08:34:25 AM »

Ventilation shafts to Casemate Level..

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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2011, 08:41:52 AM »

Casemate Terrace, also known as the Balcony, pictured in 1985 when the only way of visiting it was an unofficial climb from below. On one of my visits I left by climbing up rather than back down, only to find the Castle was closed. The security guard on duty was slightly perturbed by my rambling explanations as to what I had been up to  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2011, 08:47:11 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2011, 08:50:13 AM »

Casemate Terrace, also known as the Balcony,

I couldn't remember whether it was called 'Admiralty Terrace' or 'Casemate Balcony' - looks like I got it wrong on both counts!! Grin

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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2011, 08:57:25 AM »

I think 'Casemate Balcony' is how EH refer to it these days - but whatever term used, I guess everyone knows what we mean  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 01:39:21 AM »

Firstly, I'm new around here, so hello! I'm building a model of the balcony area, so thanks all for the photos and plans!

One thing is puzzling me, the famous photos of Churchill and Ramsay taken on this balcony, does anyone know roughly where they were? The brickwork behind doesn't seem to match up with anything visible today!
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2018, 09:03:11 AM »

Welcome along!

I think most of the photographs I've seen of the dynamic duo were taken on the little balcony at the end of Admiralty Casemate, where Ramsay's office was situated. That's the easternmost one, "Tunnel Z".
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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2018, 23:28:31 PM »

Thanks, I didn't even realise there was a balcony at the end!

Someone from EH told me the other week it was taken from the publicly accessible balcony, in front of the small generator room. But as you can see from the attached aerial photo from 1947, it wasn't constructed til much later!


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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2018, 09:43:04 AM »

Here's a picture from the Official War Artist, Anthony Gross, dated May 1941. It shows three A.T.S. girls on the main Casemate Balcony.

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