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I have posted several things

I have posted several things on blogs related to the Diefenbunker.
I been looking for the names of some of the guys I was in the
bunker with and so far nothing. I am 67 now, some of the early
guys will be dropping off so to speak.

I came down from Petawawa on January 2 1962 to the bunker.
I left the bunker in April 63. I think there was about 120 of us
in the beginning and most lived out of the bunker, I lived in it,
ate in it, and slept in it, it was my home for 15 months.
I worked in the torn tape relay centre. The big sign outside
turning into the parking lot said "1 army signal squadron".

There was quite a few funny stories in those days while I was
there but I will tell you just one of them. We had about a month
before the equipment to run the relay centre arrived and we'd
play cards in the big room just off the kitchen, there was also
some mean table tennis games. Anyway during cards some guys
would whisper "there is a secret escape route out of here" and
I would say "comon deal the cards who cares". The funny thing
is in 1997 I went through it on a tour and for the very first time
I was shown the secret escape route out of the building. Just
imagine living there and not knowing where it was, but that is
how it was back in 62-63.

Hope your site takes off. Feel free to email me if you want some
more funny stories from the building I am at

Posted by Matthew K. Kelly (not verified) on Mon, 06/01/2009 - 21:07