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24-11-2020, 12:13 PM
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Boris, Bring Back Air Raid Warnings!

Hey, during WW2, if the was an air raid, Sirens would be switched on to warn the public

An up and down siren tone, blasted out very loudly, meant "Quick - get in your shelters, ASAP"

A continuous siren meant "All Clear, go and sort out your bomb damage"

I suggest Boris brings this system back as the Government handles Virus alarms!

If the infection level reaches whatever target the Alarm goes off & everyone abandons the pubs, restaurants, shops, etc., and runs back to their bubble!

They stay in that bubble until the All Clear sounds.

No applause, for the idea, please, just throw half crowns!

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24-11-2020, 01:57 PM
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Re: Boris, Bring Back Air Raid Warnings!

Originally Posted by Tedc ->
Hey, during WW2, if the was an air raid, Sirens would be switched on to warn the public

An up and down siren tone, blasted out very loudly, meant "Quick - get in your shelters, ASAP"

A continuous siren meant "All Clear, go and sort out your bomb damage"

I suggest Boris brings this system back as the Government handles Virus alarms!

If the infection level reaches whatever target the Alarm goes off & everyone abandons the pubs, restaurants, shops, etc., and runs back to their bubble!

They stay in that bubble until the All Clear sounds.

No applause, for the idea, please, just throw half crowns!

Are there any left, too old fashioned and a reminder of our history, oops back story.
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24-11-2020, 04:04 PM
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Re: Boris, Bring Back Air Raid Warnings!

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Are there any left, too old fashioned and a reminder of our history, oops back story.
There's a big one a few miles away,in Crowthorne.

Haven't heard it, for a while, but it got tested every Monday morning at 10am.

At a place called Broadmoor - which sounds nice!

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25-11-2020, 07:52 AM
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Re: Boris, Bring Back Air Raid Warnings!

This sort of stuff is enough to bring Tiers to the Eyes.
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25-11-2020, 03:03 PM
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Re: Boris, Bring Back Air Raid Warnings!

Up until the 80's at least, the old sirens were used as flood warnings in the London dock areas and were tested every so often. I'm not sure if they are still useable, or necessary, after the flood barrier was built. A chilling sound!
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25-11-2020, 03:36 PM
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Re: Boris, Bring Back Air Raid Warnings!

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No applause, for the idea, please, just throw half crowns!

Is that half Turkey Crowns?
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26-11-2020, 11:29 AM
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Re: Boris, Bring Back Air Raid Warnings!

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Is that half Turkey Crowns?
No, they're British!

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