Drakelow Tunnels

Under the Worcestershire countryside just north of Kidderminster lies a secret which has its roots in World War II and the Cold War. A massive series of underground tunnels known as Rover 1D Shadow Factory or most recently as Regional Government Headquarters (RGHQ) 9-2. Drakelow Tunnels were originally constructed under the UK Governments World War II Shadow Factory scheme which provided for underground factories to continue operating even under bombardment. These were mainly vehicle and aircraft manufacturers and were involved in the production of Aircraft, Aero engines and munitions. Workers blasted an area of nearly 300,000 square feet underground to create a series of 4 tunnels wide enough to accommodate a shift of […]

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