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    Default Best Preseved Thor Site?

    Which is the best preserved Thor Site and which is the least?

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    Best - Vandenberg!

    Worst - Feltwell or Shepherds Grove!

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    Default Re: Best Preseved Thor Site?

    The 1 North Luffenham pad I looked at seemed pretty good. Didn't have time to look at the other ones there though.

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    Default Re: Best Preseved Thor Site?

    Quote Originally Posted by REF View Post
    Best - Vandenberg!
    Some Pathe news of Thor footage here:

    http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=82553

    http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=64195

    Having browsed the two recent books on Thor, I hadn't realised that, unlike Vandenberg, the RAF UK sites were 'once only'. Firing a missile would wreck the launch site concrete. (Soviet retaliation would also wreck it, plus a lot more!)

    (Link to one book)

    Graham

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    Me and REF have decided that Harrington is the best, even beter than North Luffenham.

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    Caistor is in good raft, Hemswell pretty poor.....

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    Do you have any pics of the Caistor site typhoons?

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    Sorry REF , but the guy that owns it is adamant that no-one can get onto the site, new classification.....very.. very... very ...private land At the end of the day its only got a few chicken sheds on it but !!!!!! Will try again at some point though, tried about 4 years ago ,...to no avail... PC.

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    I was considering writing a book concerning the 'THOR' in Lincolnshire, my thinking that it would pretty well have the same history as the other sites.

    have interviewed a few fellows that were station at a few of the sites as well.

    Visited numerous sites, Caistor, Bardney, Ludford, Breigton, Hemswell.
    O/S map in hand i think i even measured a pan with a view to scalling to 1:72nd, (I must have bene crazy )

    and i think i now have photogrpahs of all the installations that were on site, office, generator/power house, fire tender shed and a few that i cant remember off the top of my head.

    Caistor was of great interest because most of the Admin buildings were still there. likewise at Breigton, Guard room and i think Bardney the building just beyond the pad which i think was the theo building and the 'RIM' building at Hemswell

    Hey ho

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    Mepal must be a contender for one of the worst.

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