She added: “There are no public shelters and there were never any public shelters, it wasn’t like the Blitz.
“Your shelter was getting under a table at home. If you survived that your continued survival was down to us.
“We are a command level of defence – we would know where the clouds of fallout were going to be, where to send help, the movement of bodies or distribution of medicine and food.”
During the Cold War, Britain developed a defence strategy made up of secret plans which would come into play in the event of a nuclear war.
Part of these plans involved constructing specialised bunkers.