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  • Cold War missile sites get listed status

    Hi

    Of interest I hope:-
    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.

    And the site at former RAF Harrington, Northamptonshire, has been listed as Grade II.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19957466

    RAF Harrington/USAAF Station 179
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Harrington
    RAF Luffenham
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_North_Luffenham
    "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." Churchill

    "I'm no reactionary.Christ on the Mountain! I'm as idealistic as Hell" Eisenhower

  • #2
    Very interesting, these sites rarely get the recognition they deserve, though there are thousands of other sites that still aren't protected!

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