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THE GIBRALTAR TUNNELS

Date: 14th September 2013

THE GIBRALTAR TUNNELS

There’s a network of 35 miles of tunnels honeycombing through the Rock – some are open to the public and some are not. I was fortunate enough to be taken to the Military tunnels and was staggered at their size.

If you’ve ever been disorientated in the dark or even just plain disorientated, you’ll appreciate that some bright person decided to name this particular Tunnel network – The Great North Road. So you are more or less travelling up the A1 with various landmark names along the way.

Channel 5 made a series called ‘Gibraltar – Britain in the Sun’ which proved (surprisingly) popular and they are making another series which I am assured is going to be more serious and concentrate more on the colourful history of the Rock. Learning that I was making a visit they asked the MOD PR if they could film with me – the answer was Yes but I’d no idea they would take up so much time. I don’t mind so long as more people are made aware of my hero ‘René Mouchotte’.

Not only does one come across names like Brigade Headquarters posted outside a cave off to the side of the Main Tunnel but there are various Plaques along the way. One that caught my attention was this one. As you know I can only post one photo in my Blog so I will post in the Gallery the photo of the Royal Corps of Engineers celebrating their Centenary with a dinner in the Tunnel.  This is the plaque marking the event.
 

THE GIBRALTAR TUNNELS

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