The plan was to move families into the empty bunkers across the road and for the airmen to shelter in the basements of the barrack block.
Basements in the barrack blocks? There's that Monty Python again!
(An emoticon for laughing until you cry would be useful here.)
As most of us realised, not many seconds after the last V-Bomber departed - perhaps even before any of the bombers managed to get away - a nuclear device would explode within a few hundred yards of directly above our heads. Not that any of us would know anything about it...
The youngsters here should realise that in the fifties and sixties we truly believed that this was going to happen. Nuclear Holocaust was inevitable. The war may have "Cold" but it was war real enough - one reason why after the Cuban Crisis we mad twenty-somethings lived like there would be no tomorrow.
Thank God that Joan Baez and Bob Dylan won it for us.