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  • Cyclops is a production company based in Guildford, Surrey in the UK and produces programmes for television, radio and video. These include documentaries, particularly oral-history based programmes about military subjects, and corporate media, including podcasts, video, and web-based media.
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  • Cyclops is a production company based in Guildford, Surrey in the UK and produces programmes for television, radio and video. These include documentaries, particularly oral-history based programmes about military subjects, and corporate media, including podcasts, video, and web-based media.
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  • Cyclops produces programmes for a wide range of end users including training for companies, broadcasters, and pod/vodcasts.
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  • "TOCSIN BANG - The Cold War Story of the Royal Observer Corps" tells of the work of the Corps through the fascinating recollections of the people who were there, the Observers themselves.
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  • Newhaven Fort houses an excellent collection of ROC equipment and memorabilia that is maintained by a dedicated team of ex-Observers....
    newhaven_fort_roc_day_2000.html
  • The ex-Observers involved with Newhaven Fort have made a marvelous job of reconstructing a WWII contol room from artifacts and memories of their wartime experience.
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  • A 1950s aircraft observation post has been moved to the highest point within Newhaven Fort, with great views all around.
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  • The team enjoy a sunny Sunday afternoon at Newhaven Fort.
    our_crew_at_newhaven.html
  • Using OS Grid References taken from the Subterranea Britannica ROC Post Database, we were able to home in on the posts using a GPS receiver....
    our_hunt_for_roc_posts.html
  • By utilising GPS and information from the excellent Subterranea Britannica ROC database.....
    how_to_find_roc_posts.html
  • Pictures of the ROC Post in Billingshurst, Sussex. Sadly this post is not in a pretty state...
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  • The small fenced off compound of Weybridge Post in Surrey was completely overgrown on our photographic visits...
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  • 12th September 2000 Cuckfield Post has been closed since 1991, and we took Steve Ashdown, the Post's Chief Observer at Standdown, back for the first time.....
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  • Nick Catford shows us round Cuckfield ROC Post.
    nick_catford's_tour.html
  • Steve Ashdown, Cuckfield's Chief Observer at standdown in 1991, returns to his old post.
    steve_ashdown's_tour.html
  • An early start was certainly worthwhile for a full day in Cuckfield.
    the_crew_in_cuckfield.html
  • Pear Tree House - South East Group Emergency Centre
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  • Now part of a student accommodation complex, Oxford Brookes University kindly let us browse round and film in what was the ROC Group HQ building for Oxford Group.
    roc_group_hq_oxford.html
  • Shooting "in the field": We have tried to take Observers back to the places they served to tell their stories, and in this case Terry Wiseman is back at his post, at Market Rasen, Lincolnshire.
    shooting_interviews_in_lincolnshire.html
  • Lewes Post in Sussex was one of the few to be fitted with an air filtration system. It is now on display as part of Newhaven Fort's collection.
    roc_post_air_filtration.html
  • There are many very interesting websites about the ROC and their work, some personal and some historical....
    roc_links.html
  • Cyclops is very grateful for all the assistance we have received from a great many people and organisations.
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  • "Sentinels of Britain" is the story from the formation of the Observer Corps in 1925, through the Battle of Britain when it gained its "Royal" title, and to the end of WWII with VE Day....
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  • Short clips from Sentinels of Britain interviewees
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  • Bill Harford describes being recruited for the ROC.
    bill_harford_clip.html
  • Ted Rawston describes one of the difficulties in aircraft recognition next to the sea.
    ted_rawston_clip.html
  • Charles Parker describes the uniform Observers wore before the war.
    charles_parker_clip.html
  • Meeting and recording the memories of many fascinating people is one of the highlights of making these programmes, and the interviews we have recorded have all proved to be every bit as fascinating as we had hoped. Amongst the many stories are personal wartime experiences that would otherwise have never been told.
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  • Joyce joined the Royal Observer Corps on her 17th Birthday at the Bedford Group HQ.
    joyce_shrubbs.html
  • Tony was in the Oxford HQ and remembers being on duty when the announcement was made that the Observer Corps was becoming the Royal Observer Corps.
    tony_foster.html
  • Leslie volunteered to serve on board an American ship during the D-Day operation to help prevent accidents from "friendly fire".
    leslie_leney.html
  • Bill was recruited as a schoolboy who was "very keen on aircraft spotting".
    bill_harford.html
  • Arthur remembers plotting a German bomber flying straight over the Truro Operations room whilst he was on duty there.
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  • Eileen recalls the busy atmosphere in the Ops Room in Truro.
    eileen_brush.html
  • Joe's love of aircraft grew as the number of planes in the skies above Cornwall grew.
    joe_james.html
  • Joy recalls serving with the Royal Observer Corps despite food shortages and bombings in Lincoln.
    joy_cooper.html
  • Ross talks about the challenges of working fulltime, and then having to fit in ROC shifts too.
    ross_luke.html
  • Norman recalls chatting with "the chaps on the posts" when things were otherwise quite.
    norman_leigh.html
  • Molly remembers how well the members of the crew in the Truro Ops Room "gelled", regardless of their outside occupations and backgrounds.
    molly_metz.html
  • Denise describes the challenges of being a woman who wanted to join an ROC Post.
    denise_chapman.html
  • Philip describes the different locations of posts that he served on in the Watford group.
    philip_chapman.html
  • Ted recalls how RADAR provided the post Observers with some brief warning of approaching aircraft from the sea.
    ted_rawston.html
  • The site of the operations room for the first Observer Corps exercises in 1925, situated in Cranbrook in Kent.
    cranbrook_today.html
  • Cyclops is very grateful for all the assistance we have received from a great many people and organisations.
    sentinels_of_britain_credits.html
  • Produced with the Open University's BLAST Project, visit the hidden stories of Slapton Sands...
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  • Walking guide book with accompanying audio recordings
    dale_peninsula_guide.html
  • Cyclops can provide your company with a variety of media solutions.
    corporate_media.html
  • A Podcast can be an excellent way of getting your detailed message to your team or your customers.
    corporate_podcasts.html
  • Video is still an important tool for use when training, entertaining, pitching ideas......
    corporate_video.html

Cyclops
Guildford
Surrey
GU3 3AQ
UK

Tel:
+44(0)1483 380625

email:
contact @
cyclops-prods.co.uk

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