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    If you search the British Movietone website there is a newsreel showing the anti missile protesters at Harrington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buccaneer66 View Post
    If you search the British Movietone website there is a newsreel showing the anti missile protesters at Harrington.
    Yes there's a link to it somewhere on here, bloody hippies.

    Amazing how the general public had no idea what was going on, but the CND were all over it.

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    I thought I'd seen it somewhere but couldn't find the link.
    I was actually searching for thr Harrington opening ceremony apparently its on a newsreel.

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    Is this it?
    http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=74266

    Another featuring Brize Norton and Wethersfield
    http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=42879

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    Took a trip round Harrington a few weeks ago with the usual suspects plus a certain Mr Boyes.

    In the CSB we found the following stencilling:


    I've photoshopped it to the max and all I still get is ...MAN POL... this left me stumped until I found the image in the Hemswell thread (you'll know which pic).

    Whilst the words are slightly different, I reckon the Harrington example must have read 'TWO MAN POLICY'.

    Whaddya think?

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    I should say so. The sign indicates that a person cannot be present alone but must be accompanied by at least one other person for safety reasons (and since it is military, for others reasons)

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    "TOO MANY POLICE"!!!!

    The two man policy was questionable for the one man crewed British nuclear armed Jaguar later in the time line, but that's a different matter!!!!

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    Here are a few more photos of Harrington taken 8 Sep 12... Since the Thor pads are off the public access we asked a farm hand for permission to walk over, which he happily agreed.


    Remains of east/west runway, looking east. Two of the Thor pads are visible either side in the distance.





    A pile of concrete posts at one of the Thor missile pads. Close by were a number of looped barbed wire supports.




    Concrete drainage ducts and reservoirs.




    Bolts and centreing marks for the missile base.




    Closer view of the marks.




    And a cover found in the grass...

    Last edited by Sparky67; 10-09-2012 at 01:46.

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    Buildings some distance from the pads, hidden behind a berm... Would be interested to know what these were for.




    View of same building from top of berm.




    It appears to have had a roller-shutter door at the front and very small high level windows.




    Another building in an adjacent berm. What was this one for ?







    Remains of the long-range theodolite building.




    Concrete plinth inside the long-range theodolite building. There was a large window or opening behind this, facing the pad.

    Last edited by Sparky67; 10-09-2012 at 02:04.

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