Greenham Common in the News
In its rich history, Greenham Common was often not short of column inches of news coverage. Here is a selection of some of the more interesting and illuminating articles on the base. A few on RAF Welford too.
Picture Post Magazine, March 18th 1944. This was an article on the assembly of the CG-4A at Greenham/Crookham Common
Greenham Common, Dec 1957:
Greenham Common, 1958:
Flight of B-58 Hustler Greased Lightning to Greenham Common, Oct 1963:
Operation First Look was a major arms control exercise which ran through most of 1968 at Greenham Common. It was run to test the principles of on-site arms control verification in the upcoming Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) between the US and Soviet Union. In the event, the treaty in 1972 did not include on-site verification.
F-111Es from RAF Upper Heyford had a three month stay at Greenham Common in 1976.