Yet another where is this thread!! These two are the same place, but where?
Photos from the collection of Nigel Bailey-Underwood
"Villa" type control tower plus nearby radar workshop at an angle, both between taxiways...
I'd say North Luffenham, with the first photo likely being taken from the roof of the eastern J-Type hangar.
Last edited by P Bellamy; 19-05-2012 at 00:28.
Aerials taken recently and sent to me by Nigel Bailey Underwood.
Blimey its good to see a hagar still standing that we spent a night in during MFT on 5th Nov 85 !
(Think it was one of the three in the last shot, but if they are newer ones well I'll get me coat !)
Theyr'e all originals Smoggieboy. Although they've all been re-clad and used by businesses now.
Another NL shot sent to me from Nigel. Close up of the old Thor Pads -
From the BBC - Full Story here >> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19957466
Two Cold War nuclear missile sites are to get listed status to mark the Cuban Missile crisis's 50th anniversary.
The former RAF sites - in Harrington, Northamptonshire, and North Luffenham, Rutland, are the most intact examples of Thor missile bases in England.
They were put on alert as the Soviet Union and the US came to the brink of nuclear war in October 1962.
The USSR eventually agreed to remove its missiles from Cuba and the US pledged not to invade the island.
The Thor missile site at the former RAF North Luffenham, Rutland, has been given a Grade II* listing.
Listing was granted at least 12 months ago...
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