Six dormitories were built in the Secret Bunker which were intended to sleep up to 300 personnel. As the bunker had to be on full alert 24 hours a day, 7 days a week a 'hot beds' principle had to be adopted.
With employees working up to 18 hours a day, they could then rest for 6 and then swap their bunk with another member of personnel when they started their next shift.
The Secretary of State had his own suite of rooms and the private secretary and military liaison staff were also all provided with separate living quarters. The Minister of State had his own private office which overlooks the nuclear operations room.
The Secret Bunker has today unveiled a new photo exhibition celebrating 65 years of the nearby Leuchars Airshow, almost three years to the day since the Red Arrows last flew over the Fife coast.
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As the country gets ready for the long-awaited remake of the film Ghostbusters, in cinemas this weekend, there’s plenty of paranormal activity going on closer to home.