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Richard Vaughan and the Covert Pluto Pipeline

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posted on 2024-06-05, 17:47 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

My grandfather was an Air Raid Precaution officer based in London. He was one of the engineers who helped advise the government on the Pluto pipeline but was not allowed to discuss it with others due to national secrecy. Pluto was a long project, and they were sworn to secrecy. He had to go on board ships to check if it was working. He got involved before 1942. They weren't allowed to share photos or discuss anything until it was declassified.


Item list and details

1. ARP Badge 2. Pluto cable

Person the story/items relate to

Richard Thomas Vaughan

Person who shared the story/items

Michelle Valerie Macdonald

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

He was my grandfather.

Type of submission

Shared at Thornton College, Buckinghamshire on 16 September 2023.

Record ID

93196 | THO041