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RAF Greenham Common Disused bunkers that once controversially were home to the USA mobile nuclear missile deterrent

RAF Greenham Common

Greenham Common, England

  • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1942


  • SPACE TYPE: Barrack or base

Tags: base, bunker, England, military, Totally Lost 2015

Opened in 1942, it was used by both the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War and the United States Air Force during the Cold War. After the Cold War ended, it was closed in 1993.

A video of the former RAF and USAF base at Greenham Common, including the GAMA compound that housed the mobile nuclear cruise missiles during the 80’s and early 90’s. Unfortunately conservationists have managed to remove much of what used to be the longest military runway in Europe and apparently sold the concrete to pay for the demolition of most of the remaining buildings so not a huge amount left to see given how significant the place once was during the cold war.

You can even find pictures of the Russians visiting as part of Galsnost on google images. At least the common is returned to public land now – most of which you cannot go on because of nesting birds!

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CONTRIBUTOR: Rob Hammond