You think your job is bad?

I had cause to do a bit of research (Google) on the Solent Forts; (that’s the Solent, Southampton, UK).

This puts a whole new side to the recruitment process, although it does sound vaguely familiar.

‘Life on site was grim; those serving were deliberately chosen for their inability to swim, to avoid any attempt to escape’

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They made good pirate radio stations.

Their tendency to move slightly when the sands shifted was noted as being “unnerving”

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