Raf greenham common was a special place for many people around the world the Americans first operated Greenham during WW2 then later on during the unstable years thought the unofficial ‘Cold war’. I myself live only a couple a miles from Greenham common.It was also a vocal point the the nuclestration of the world and was on high alert during the Cuban missile crisis and the cold war.After the ongoing protests and lives taken by the women peace protesters to remove the dozens of cruise missiles the missiles where once again shipped back of to the U.S in galaxy aircraft.
The runway at RAF greenham common was one of the biggest in the UK boosting the title of the second place in England to land Concorde if it was in peril.In the late 1990s greenham common was abandoned after the ‘cold war’ ended and the missiles where removed .What was left was a dozens of silos and one huge runway (amongst other stuff!)
They was also acres of land which was polluted by the spillages of jet fuel by the Americans which kept many of them secret.
Months later,the local community and authorities brought Greenham common and begun cleanining the site up.The concrete runway was then demolished and turned back into common land that it once was nearly 100 years ago.Now that brings you up to about now where it’s thriving and is a popular area of common land where many outdoor activities take place.
My point is that RAF greenham common should be remembered and should be added to IF to remember it’s rich history with many cultures!