Further to my Twitter message yesterday.
We have some Royal Engineers working on Area 51 at the moment and they have some serious plant out there with them.
I had a good chat with their Officer in Charge this morning and asked if he would be prepared to help out and do some digging for us.
Subject to them having the time, he is more than happy for his guys to do the job for us. They have a lot of work to do there and are under pressure to complete their main task. The main excavator is working close to the hide anyway, so he reckons they can get it done. I am going out there with him some time during the week to show him what and where and he hopes that they will get it done next weekend.
Only problem so far is taht they only have permission to dig six inches, so I will work on that one!
Updates to follow.