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’


They made good pirate radio stations.

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

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