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RAF Fylingdales

Submitted by warstartshere on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 14:40

RAF Fylingdales is a Royal Air Force station on Snod Hill in the North York Moors, England. Its motto is "Vigilamus" (translates to "We are watching"). It is a radar base and part of the United States-controlled Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS). As part of intelligence-sharing arrangements between the United States and United Kingdom (see, for example, the UKUSA Community), data collected at RAF Fylingdales are shared between the two countries.

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RAF Lakenheath

Submitted by warstartshere on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 14:38

RAF Lakenheath, (IATA: LKZ, ICAO: EGUL) is a Royal Air Force military airbase near Lakenheath in Suffolk, England. Although an RAF station, it hosts United States Air Force units and personnel. The host wing is the 48th Fighter Wing (48 FW), also known as the Liberty Wing, assigned to United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE).

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Lakenheath
Official website: http://www.lakenheath.af.mil/

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RAF High Wycombe

Submitted by warstartshere on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 14:03

RAF High Wycombe is a Royal Air Force station, situated in the village of Walters Ash, near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, England. Its purpose is to serve the needs of the RAF Air Command, situated on the site. It is also the headquarters of the European Air Group. The motto of RAF High Wycombe is 'Non Sibi', which translates as 'not for ourselves'.

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AWE Burghfield

Submitted by warstartshere on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 13:53

AWE Burghfield is part of the Atomic Weapon Establishment (AWE), where warheads are assembled, was opened in 1947.

The warheads for the current Trident system were built at Aldermaston, and they are refurbished at AWE Burghfield. Since 2002, the government has invested in building new facilities at AWE, and recruited new staff to test, design and build the next generation of nuclear warheads.

Source: http://www.aldermaston.net/awe

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RNAD Coulport

Submitted by warstartshere on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 12:32

The Royal Naval Armaments Depot (RNAD) at Coulport, Loch Long is the other major part of HMNB Clyde. RNAD Coulport stores conventional armaments for Royal Navy vessels but is best known for its role in the Trident missile system.

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HMNB Devonport

Submitted by warstartshere on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 12:17

Her Majesty's Naval Base (HMNB) Devonport (HMS Drake), is one of three operating bases in the United Kingdom for the Royal Navy (the others being HMNB Clyde and HMNB Portsmouth). HMNB Devonport is located in Devonport, in the west of the city of Plymouth in Devon, England. It is the largest naval base in Western Europe and is the sole nuclear repair and refuelling facility for the Royal Navy.

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AWE Aldermaston

Submitted by warstartshere on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 12:14

The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston has been at the centre of Britain's nuclear weapons production since 1950. Then called the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment (AWRE), it replaced Fort Halstead where Britain's research on atomic weapons began in 1947. AWE Burghfield, where warheads are assembled, was opened at the same time.

The first atomic bomb, the "Blue Danube", tested off Australia in June 1952, was built at Aldermaston. In 1955 work started on the first thermo-nuclear or hydrogen bombs which were were tested in the Pacific, including at Christmas Island, in 1957.

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RAF Brize Norton

Submitted by warstartshere on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 11:35

RAF Brize Norton (IATA: BZZ, ICAO: EGVN) in Oxfordshire, about 65 mi (105 km) west north-west of London, is the largest station of the Royal Air Force. It is close to the settlements of Brize Norton, Carterton and Witney.

The station is home to Air Transport, Air-to-Air refuelling and Military Parachuting, with aircraft operating from the station including the Hercules, C-17 Globemaster, TriStar and VC10.

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Faslane (HMNB Clyde)

Submitted by warstartshere on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 16:48

Faslane, officialle called "Her Majesty's Naval Base (HMNB) Clyde (HMS Neptune)" is one of three operating bases in the United Kingdom for the Royal Navy (the others being HMNB Devonport and HMNB Portsmouth). It is the service's headquarters in Scotland and is best known as the home of the United Kingdom's strategic nuclear deterrent, in the form of nuclear submarines armed with Trident missiles.

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